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The Plant-Loving Artist Who Puts Pants on Trees
Peter Coffin's "Untitled (Tree Pants)" is both silly and serious.
September 20, 2017
Echolocation and Its Discontents
In a world increasingly shaped by humans, having an extra sense can sometimes do more harm than good.
September 14, 2017
The Most Interesting Bugs in the World
Could knowing about cool insects help get more Americans out into nature? These two social scientists think so.
August 30, 2017
Why Northern Long-Eared Bats Love Nantucket
On tourist-friendly islands in Massachusetts, a story of survival.
August 16, 2017
The Crow Who Never Learned to Fly, and Then Taught Herself
And what she can teach us in turn.
August 02, 2017
All the Animals That Love Touchscreens
From wolves to penguins to tortoises, creatures of all stripes are discovering the joys of computing. Could it improve their lives?
June 23, 2017
The Mysterious Dolphins of the Potomac
Almost nothing is known about the hundreds of bottlenoses who spend their summers near D.C.—but a group of researchers is trying to change that.
June 20, 2017
Paging Through the World's Handy, Adorable Orca Catalogs
A who's who for the orca set.
June 02, 2017
Please Look at These Turtles, Wolf Blitzer
With #ShowWolfATurtle, reptile biologists court a prominent new herp fan.
May 15, 2017
How to Make Friends and Influence Gators
Time to get used to the alligators among us, America.
May 11, 2017
Gorgeous, Gruesome Reminders to Bird-Proof Your Windows
When doves and pigeons collide with glass, they leave haunting images behind.
May 03, 2017
All Your Favorite Vacation Spots Have Been Overrun by Feral Chickens
Key West, Kauai, and Bermuda each have too many chickens—but very different ways of dealing with them.
April 14, 2017
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The Most Interesting Camel in the World
Before she retired to L.A.'s Griffith Park Zoo, Topsy was a soldier, a builder, a miner, and a movie star.
April 04, 2017
Why Are Penguins' Sex Lives So Scandalous?
Since the early 1900s, these adorable birds have been too freaky for us to handle.
March 15, 2017
Are We Knitting Too Many Tiny Sweaters for Animals?
Examining the enthusiasm for interspecies knitwear.
February 27, 2017
A 1902 Panther Escape Becomes Political
Ido Michaeli's new tapestry, "Black Panther Got Loose From the Bronx Zoo," brings allegory to a zoo breakout.
February 09, 2017
The Mystery of the World's Least American Cactus
How did Rhipsalis baccifera cross the ocean?
February 08, 2017
Feral Bunnies Are Taking Over Las Vegas
They've overrun yards, state parks, and even a mental health care facility—and no one knows what to do with them.
February 01, 2017
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