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Dragonflies Outmigrate Butterflies

Globe skimmer dragonflies migrate more than 15,000 kilometers, breeding with the locals as they travel and creating an interrelated global population. A dragonfly from Japan may have more in common with Guyanese dragonflies, genetically speaking, than its own Japanese cousins...

May 6, 2016 — Leila Falls and Christopher Intagliata

Wolves Howl in Local Dialects

Canid species all over the world vocalize the same 21 ideas but have different regional ways of expressing them​.

April 26, 2016 — Benjamin Meyers and Jason G. Goldman

Containing Chernobyl for the Next 100 Years

Thirty years after Chernobyl’s nuclear reactor No. 4 exploded, the building built around the site has reached the end of its expected life span. The New Safe Confinement is a gigantic steel arch that will fit over the old protective shell—the “sarcophagus” built by the Soviet Union soon after the explosion...

April 21, 2016 — John Wendle

Do Lobsters Need Earplugs?

Human-caused ocean noises cause clams to clam up and lobsters to scurry for cover, which could wreak havoc with nutrient cycling.

April 1, 2016 — Benjamin Meyers

Birds Benefit When Gators Guard

And so do the alligators—they protect bird nests from egg-stealing raccoons and other predators, but they don’t work for free.

March 25, 2016 — Lydia Chain

Epic Math Battles: LEGO versus Trees

In this special edition of 60-Second Science Video, two numbers compete. Which is larger? The number of tiny LEGO bricks it would take to build the Great Pyramid or the number of trees on Earth?...

March 23, 2016 — Eliene Augenbraun

Restless Pluto [Video]

Soar over Pluto’s seas, mountains, craters and volcanoes of ice in this montage of images released by NASA from the New Horizons encounter with the dwarf planet. Check out this article for details...

March 18, 2016 — Eliene Augenbraun

Why Whale Waste Matters

A decline in whales means less whale poop—and disruptions in the ocean's nutrient cycle.

March 11, 2016 — Shelley Sandiford and Lydia Chain

I Survived Ebola--Now What?

Josephine Karwah's community in Smell No Taste, Liberia, slowly welcomed her back after she was deemed virus-free. But although she participates in events like her sister's wedding, Karwah's life is not quite back to normal...

March 10, 2016 — Eliene Augenbraun
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The Essential Guide to the Modern World

The Essential Guide to the Modern World