Linnaeus Skulls

The Gender Politics Behind Why We’re “Mammals”

Linnaeus, who described most plants and animals by their male characteristics, chose to name humans and their relatives after the female breast.
Marineland Porpoise

Why Don’t We Consider Fish Worth Saving?

Until recently, Americans did not generally consider fish to be wildlife. As a result, conservation measures for them got a late start.

Venom Found in the Unlikeliest of Animals

Venom is used by some surprising animals, including mammals.