Plant of the Month: Sunflower
With the invasion of Ukraine, it seemed like sunflowers suddenly appeared on the political landscape. Yet they’ve long held symbolic and economic value in Europe.
E. O. Wilson and Biodiversity
Everyone talks about biodiversity these days, but an entomologist just might be its fiercest advocate.
How Language and Climate Connect
While we’re losing biological diversity, we’re also losing linguistic and cultural diversity at the same time. This is no coincidence.
The Female Fossilist Who Became a Jurassic Period Expert
Dressed in a petticoat and bonnet, Mary Anning climbed precarious cliffs to find prehistoric fossils.
These Lizard-Dolphin Creatures Ruled the Seas for 150 Million Years
Ichthyosaurs gave birth to live offspring, had huge eyes and lived all over the world.
The Ig Nobels: The Lighter Side of Scientific Research
What exactly are the Ig Nobels? And what can we learn from the Journal of Irreproducible Results and the Annals of Improbable Results?
New Farming Frontiers—Heat, Pesticides, and Virtual Reality
As climate change pushes agriculture into the unknown realms, farmers develop new methods of farming and organic sustainable farming takes hold.
Sorry Kids, the 5-Second Rule is Bunk
The 5-second rule has been officially disproved.
Risqué and Radical: Benzion Liber’s X-Rated Yiddish Sex Guide
In 1915, Dr. Benzion Liber published a book that described good sex, pregnancy, childbirth, masturbation, sex education, and venereal diseases…in Yiddish.
Horseshoe Crabs: Humans’ Surprising Health Ally
It turns out that Atlantic horseshoe crabs are vital to our health.