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A Day in the Life of a Researcher in Search of Rats

The last twenty-four hours on Fernando de Noronha have been non-stop, non-sleep, and action filled, and not just because it’s been Carnival in Brazil.

Using Ancient DNA to Uncover the Hidden History of Patagonia

How far will Genographic Project scientists go to help reveal where we came from? Geographically-speaking the answer may be Puerto Williams, the southern tip of Chile.

Google Science Fair 2015: What Will You Try?

The annual Google Science Fair is back, bringing together the biggest ideas and the greatest experiments from young people all around the world, and you are invited to be a part of it.

500 Years on a Tropic Island in 500 Words or Less

When studying invasive species on a remote island, it helps to know the island’s history. And this one’s good.

Prairie Exploration Play-by-Play

Mud, bison, sunsets, and Rocky Raccoon: it’s all in a day in the life of an Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation crew member on the American Prairie Reserve.

Diving the (Almost) Most Biodiverse Reef in the World

Among large numbers and variety of sea creatures, we finally catch a glimpse of the elusive bumphead parrotfish we’ve come to study.

Swamp Stomping, Animal Sightings, and the Value of Trails

Halfway through the #Glades2Gulf Expedition, explorers offer tips on navigating Florida’s back country, give an update on the species seen so far, and put some numbers to the value of nature trails.

First Impressions of Fernando de Noronha

As we watch the sunset from a rocky promenade, a rodent known in Brazil as mocó, darts around, and I realize the islands must have many surprises in store for me.

Biking Adds Miles, Perspective to 1000-mile Expedition

Four weeks into our trek we’ve covered a lot of ground, but there are many miles yet to go and much to see and explore.

From Mega to Mini: Tracing Surprising Animal Connections

Two and a half years after my last stint living in Africa, I’m putting the large mammals aside to search for animals that are much smaller, but instill much fear in people around the world—bats.

Finding a New Monkey for East Africa

To help set up effective conservation programs in Uganda, we set out to confirm whether one particular subspecies of monkey was calling this country home. Here’s what we found.

What’s the Worth of a Single Tree Species?

We’re here in Laos, dedicated to saving the Chinese swamp cypress. But is a single species of tree really so important? I pause to reflect.

Reflections on a Year of Following and Photographing Orangutans

Robert Rodriguez Suro spent a year living in the Bornean jungle, getting to know the local orangutans. Now he’s going back. Follow his story.

Searching for the Fish That Built the Beach

Bumphead parrotfish are few and far between now, but their coral-chomping ancestors helped build the very beaches we sit on today.

Watch and Wonder as a Chimp Does His “Rain Dance”

Thunder shakes the air as Garrison, an elderly male, stands upright and begins to strut, grasping at branches with his hands and dragging them as he walks.