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Nomads No More

After centuries of moving through the Irish countryside, a group known as Travellers has come to rest.

World Changers 3.0

Algae, plants and humans: three groups of organisms that used chemistry to change the planet.

Life on the Edge

Peaks protected fifty years ago by the Wilderness Act no longer keep mountain goats safe from human impact.

The Sunland Grizzly

By the 1920s, California had lost all of its grizzly bears—once considered a distinct species and an emblem of the state.

Death by Affluence?

Preconceptions skew our view of the biggest killer in the developed world, atherosclerosis.

  • Nomads No More

    After centuries of moving through the Irish countryside, a group known as Travellers has come to rest.

  • World Changers 3.0

    Algae, plants and humans: three groups of organisms that used chemistry to change the planet.

  • Life on the Edge

    Peaks protected fifty years ago by the Wilderness Act no longer keep mountain goats safe from human impact.

  • The Sunland Grizzly

    By the 1920s, California had lost all of its grizzly bears—once considered a distinct species and an emblem of the state.

  • Death by Affluence?

    Preconceptions skew our view of the biggest killer in the developed world, atherosclerosis.

Samplings

Dropping the Bomb on Poaching

Radiocarbon dating of elephant tusks can help identify illegal ivory. 

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shark fin

Sharks in Our Midst

Their cultural history, prehistory, social systems, and more.

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  • Voracious Evolution

    Discoveries of more complete remains of cartilagenous fishes have shed new light on the prehistory of sharks and their relatives.

  • Sociable Killers

    New studies of the white shark (aka great white) show that its social life and hunting strategies are complex

  • Sharks: Man-Eaters and Others

    With suggestions that Americans turn to economic account some of the smaller species of the Atlantic Coast

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The Pearl of Allah

The giant clam yielded its 14-pound pearl only after slaying a native diver trapped when its great jaws snapped shut.

  • Animals of Central Brazil

    Together with mention of the geographical work of the Roosevelt-Rondon South American expedition in exploring the “River of Doubt”

  • Sociable Killers

    New studies of the white shark (aka great white) show that its social life and hunting strategies are complex

  • Floating Gold

    The Romance of Ambergris

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Ignacius graybullianus

54-Million-Year-Old Skull Reveals Surprises about Early Evolution of Primate Brains

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  • Rad Toys

    Science toys you can build or buy for you and the other kids in your life.

  • Best Things in Life

    Where to find Natural History archives and other free stuff

  • The Third R

    With the spotlight on ’rithmetic, there are now free online sites where you can practice your math skills.

  • Pain in the Knee

    Alternatives to surgery for treating joint pain from arthritis

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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.

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.