By Mary Jo Brooks
Shelley Girdner's recently published debut collection is called “You Were That White Bird” and is filled with poems that capture the details in the natural world around her and the small miracles of her life.
By Leigh Anne Tiffany
To unlock the secrets of the seahorse, scientists have sequenced its genome for the first time.
By Julia Griffin
The West Antarctic ice sheet holds enough water to raise the world’s oceans an estimated 10 feet -- and it’s shrinking.
By Nsikan Akpan, Matt Ehrichs
A nonprofit company is engineering robots to cull invasive lionfish, a detrimental species in the Atlantic Ocean.
By Nsikan Akpan
A pair of 99 million-year-old fossils reveal Cretaceous baby birds with finger claws and adultlike feathers.
A decades-long scientific debate is finally resolved, thanks to a scaleless mutant lizard.
By Knvul Sheikh, Scientific American
If the prototype is successful, a full-scale 100-kilometer-long barrier will be strung out in the Pacific Ocean to collect some 68 million kilograms of floating plastic and trash.
Ross Gay is passionate about poetry, gardening and basketball. “I guess you could say that I think all three things alter our notion of time," he said.
European perch stuff themselves with microplastics rather than natural food, derailing their development, according to new research from Sweden.
The giraffe is an oddball, both outside and in. By sequencing the giraffe’s genome for the first time, researchers have learned that the animal’s extraordinary external features are matched by wild genetic traits buried inside its cells.
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