A butterfly larva’s fate depends on who finds it first—its ant friends or ant foes.
After decades of ferocious fighting, the Swat wife usually triumphs over her beleaguered husband.
Their principles, purposes, and prospects
Part of New York’s heritage vanished when bulldozers dug the foundation for the World Trade Center
The immutable laws of design set limits on all organisms.
An American anthropologist set out to study the Tiv of West Africa and was taught the true meaning of Hamlet.
Electron microscopy has shown the biologist a complex, new world.
Can shipwrecked men survive if they drink sea water?
Hundreds dot the Costa Rican jungle, as baffling as the monuments of Stonehenge.
Even as a pet, his single interest was in ants, and he never quite got used to a tame chimpanzee.
Algae, plants and humans: three groups of organisms that used chemistry to change the planet.
Peaks protected fifty years ago by the Wilderness Act no longer keep mountain goats safe from human impact.
By the 1920s, California had lost all of its grizzly bears—once considered a distinct species and an emblem of the state.
Preconceptions skew our view of the biggest killer in the developed world, atherosclerosis.