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Killer Cats Bash Biodiversity

Peter Marra, director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, talks with journalist Rene Ebersole about the threat of outdoor cats to wild animals and to human health. Marra is the co-author, with writer Chris Santella, of the book Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer

April 24, 2017 — Rene Ebersole and Steve Mirsky

Dogging It: Turning Wild Foxes into Man's Second-Best Friend

Evolutionary biologist and science historian Lee Dugatkin talks about the legendary six-decade Siberian experiment in fox domestication run by Lyudmila Trut, his co-author of a new book and Scientific American article about the research.  

April 18, 2017 — Lee Dugatkin and Steve Mirsky

Species Split When Mountains Rise

Plant species in China's Hengduan Mountains exploded in diversity eight million years ago—right when the mountains were built. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

April 13, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

Gifts for Mom

Mother’s Day is Around the Corner