Condors and Carcasses

Barely pulled back from the brink of extinction, California condors are still being poisoned by lead-based ammunition.

The Big Ivory Apple

An illegal market has not, as advertised, gone out of business.

Spit and Image

The wonderful world of mucus

Remembering Stephen Jay Gould

Human evolution was not a special case of anything.

Great Adaptations

Research on a versatile bacterium provides insight into multicellular microbial life and tackling infections as deadly as those associated with cystic fibrosis.

Restoration of the Alewife

A fish that links marine and freshwater environments is finding allies in Maine.

Snake Oil Redux

Tourists are only encouraging  a dubious Vietnamese tradition.

By the Numbers

Is the twentieth century’s global technological leader becoming an idiocracy?

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