Rubbernecks

The flexible neck of the Amazon River dolphin let it hunt masterfully in the muddy shallows of the Amazon Basin.

Facing the Past

Forensic anthropologists do facial reconstruction from remains of two crewmen found on the USS Monitor

Don’t Go There

The evolution of disgust

No More Angel Babies on the Alto do Cruzeiro

A dispatch from Brazil’s revolution in child survival

Downstairs/ Upstairs at Sylvester Manor

Face to face with slavery in the North

Three Sides of Everest

There's more to a mountain than the summit.

Bonobo Bliss

Evidence that doing good feels good.

Return of the Wolf God

Recently identified subspecies ranges farther than first imagined: across Africa.

Blowing in the Wind

An archaeologist ponders the fate of Hoover Dam

Shaken City

Two years after its big quake, Christchurch is still trembling.

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