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‘Tiger King’ masks true nature of America’s captive tiger problem

Allison Skidmore, University of California, Santa Cruz Editor’s note: Netflix’s new docuseries “Tiger King” takes viewers into the strange world of big cat collectors. Featuring...

Social distancing works – just ask lobsters, ants and vampire bats

Dana Hawley, Virginia Tech and Julia Buck, University of North Carolina Wilmington Social distancing to combat COVID-19 is profoundly impacting society, leaving many people wondering...

New discovery: Madagascar’s bizarre aye-aye has six fingers on each hand

Adam Hartstone‐Rose, North Carolina State University The aye-aye is one of nature’s most fascinatingly bizarre creatures. Native to Madagascar, this lemur is the largest nocturnal...

Rotting feral pig carcasses teach scientists what happens when tons of...

Brandon Barton, Mississippi State University and Abby Jones, Mississippi State University The unprecedented wildfire raging across Australia is not only destroying human lives, but has...

How do we know when a species at risk has recovered?...

H. Resit Akcakaya, Stony Brook University (The State University of New York) Around the world, animals and plants are disappearing at alarming rates. In May...

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...

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What’s behind the teacher strikes: Unions focus on social justice, not...

Rebecca Tarlau, Pennsylvania State University For the past few years I’ve been studying teacher unions and teachers strikes throughout the Americas. My research has taken...