Love is All Around in Nature

Love is all around in the natural world, and it deserves to be celebrated! Whether it’s affection between mothers and babies, lifelong mates, or unlikely friends, many animals have a special way of showing their love and kinship (even if it isn’t flowers and candy!) From everyone at NATURE, we wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Did A Caribou Help Fly Santa’s Sleigh?

When a radio-collared caribou went missing from a study population in Canada last December, researchers assumed it had died or been killed. Then when it showed up again just days after Christmas, new theories of just where the caribou had been started circulating.

A Squirrel’s Guide to Success

The Nutcracker (NATURE style!)

At NATURE, we celebrate the season with squirrels! Who better to capture the vigor of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” than these agile athletes?

Guilt by Association? How Cats Became Steeped in Superstition

You’ve heard that curiosity killed the cat, but it was actually superstition that did her in—particularly in Medieval Europe and early North American settlements. Understanding how cats became steeped in superstition requires some eye of newt, a dash of folklore, and a splash of old-time religion.