After millions of years of being beneficial to humans and our ancestors, these mighty scavengers are now falling prey to human vices.
Because the Hawaiian islands were created by volcanoes, all life had to arrive there either by water, wind, or wings. After many negative effects, can humans help preserve some of this delicate ecology?
Julie Hotz is biking from L.A. to Montana, then hiking to the Pacific Coast, recording every bit of roadkill she sees. It’s important information, and it doesn’t come free.
The Texas floods provided an unusual reminder that our buildings and byways are a very recent arrival to this ancient landscape.
While most of Sarajevo is in Bosnia’s Muslim and Croat territory, a suburb known as East Sarajevo falls just across the boundary in the Serb region. See what the people on both sides of the border have to say.
After 25 years in the field, anthropologist Susan Perry is still shocked by the sex, violence, and politics that rule the capuchin monkey world of Costa Rica.
Artist and science illustrator Jane Kim is painting all 241 modern bird families on a giant mural at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Learn how she captures details that make each species unique.
If you’ve been reading the news this week, you know that we’ve just been starkly reminded that the Earth is in the midst of a mass extinction – a biodiversity crisis like nothing it has experienced in 65 million years. Yet while species disappear at an unprecedented rate, new species are also being born all…
How did these ancient Peruvian commoners stay just as healthy as the ruling class? And what can we learn from them?
Individually, my small water samples won’t clean up the oceans. But pitching in and raising awareness can spread just as quickly and widely as the microplastics we’re trying to understand.
When you’re in Peru, you’re out of luck … if a soccer team shows up with reservations for your hotel room.
As adventurers head to the Uinta Mountains for excitement, they’re also bringing along tools of research to study some of North America’s most mysterious apex predators.
The Great Barrier Reef spans more than 1,400 miles and is considered one of the best-preserved marine sites on Earth. Naturally, we needed to see this for ourselves. We needed to take the voyage underwater.
This isn’t your granddaddy’s day on the lake. Marine biologist Sam Friederichs fights 500-pound fish—but not for the reason you’d think.
For the first time in her 40-year history, the traditional voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa departs Polynesia into the Tasman Sea and on toward Australia.