The Native-American language Salish–Pend d’Oreille is on the brink of disappearing.
Ancient genes, recycled and repurposed, control embryonic development in organisms of striking diversity.
A noted Darwin historian probes the naturalist’s inner life.
Human ailments as varied as hernias, hiccups, and choking are a legacy of our “fishy” ancestry.
Good thing for us it’s small, because this predator gives no quarter to its quarry.
A device that renders objects truly invisible may be commonplace within the next few decades.
Toxic hairs enable some caterpillars to venture forth in conspicuous processions.
Nineteenth-century artist Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins still influences how prehistoric life is represented today.
As human populations expand and lions’ prey dwindles, the poorest people—and hungriest lions—pay the price.
Conspicuous armaments are good visual proxies for fighting ability.
Bats, reservoirs for such viruses as Ebola, are increasingly villainized and require special conservation.
After centuries of moving through the Irish countryside, a group known as Travellers has come to rest.
Algae, plants and humans: three groups of organisms that used chemistry to change the planet.