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Leonardo da Vinci saw in animals the ‘image of the world

Arielle Saiber, Bowdoin College About six months ago I stopped eating meat. I was teaching a graduate course at UCLA that investigated how Italian Renaissance...

Is winter miserable for wildlife?

Bridget B. Baker, Wayne State University While the weather outside may indeed get frightful this winter, a parka, knit hat, wool socks, insulated boots and...

I used facial recognition technology on birds

Lewis Barnett, University of Richmond As a birder, I had heard that if you paid careful attention to the head feathers on the downy woodpeckers...

How old is my pet in dog years or cat years?...

Jesse Grady, Mississippi State University “Just how old do you think my dog is in dog years?” is a question I hear on a...

What is it about yawning?

Christine Calder, Mississippi State University You know the feeling. It’s impossible to resist. You just need to yawn. A yawn consists of an extended gaping of...

To avoid humans, more wildlife now work the night shift

Kaitlyn Gaynor, University of California, Berkeley For their first 100 million years on planet Earth, our mammal ancestors relied on the cover of darkness to...

The slippery slope of dehumanizing language

Allison Skinner, Northwestern University Comparing people to animals seems to increasingly be a part of our political discourse. When Roseanne Barr tweeted that former White House...

Touch forms the foundation of the powerful human-horse relationship

Keri Brandt Off, Fort Lewis College Two recent films, “Lean on Pete” and “The Rider,” explore the transformative quality of human-horse relationships. Both films...

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Scientists at work: cracking sea lions’ high-thrust, low-wake swimming technique

Megan Leftwich, George Washington University The California sea lion has a unique way of moving through the ocean. This highly maneuverable aquatic mammal produces thrust...