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Should We Bid Farewell to Piñon?

Experts disagree on whether this hearty pine, vital to the American West, is dying from climate change or just correcting for its recent success

October 10, 2017 — Jim O'Donnell and Ensia

Australian Bird Dips Its Dinner

A chance observation led researchers to add the Australian Magpie to the short list of birds that dunk their food in water before eating. 

September 29, 2017 — Jason G. Goldman

Tsunami Sent Species on a Transoceanic Trip

The 2011 east Japan tsunami swept huge amounts of wreckage out to sea—and Japanese species hitchhiked across the Pacific on the debris. Christopher Intagliata reports.

September 28, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

Does Evolution Repeat Itself?

Jonathan Losos, biology professor at Harvard and curator of herpetology at the university’s Museum of Comparative Zoology, talks about his latest book, Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance and the Future of Evolution

September 27, 2017 — Jonathan B. Losos and Steve Mirsky
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