In tracIng the skunk lIneage, appearances can be deceiving, so can odors
A pioneering effort to restore a species to the wild continues, even as floodwaters rise and scientists debate the animal’s genetic heritage.
Deciphering the link between nature and nurture
Allergies, autoimmune disease, and the hygiene hypothesis
Threatened by pollution and climate change, the future of Earth’s largest inland body of water is in the hands of five bordering nations.
It's a banner year for snowy owls
Caves are among the predators’ favorite spots.
The brain doesn't much care whether an experience is real.
The secret, social lives of bacteria
Centuries of astronomy, plus video-game technology, offer a stunning new perspective on our place in space.
Reef-building sponges are giving up their long-held secrets.
The flexible neck of the Amazon River dolphin let it hunt masterfully in the muddy shallows of the Amazon Basin.
Forensic anthropologists do facial reconstruction from remains of two crewmen found on the USS Monitor
The evolution of disgust