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Should we protect nature for its own sake? For its economic...

Bradley J. Cardinale, Penn State As spring phases into summer in North America, with trees flowering and birds migrating,...

How did cockroaches survive the asteroid that led to the extinction...

Brian Lovett, West Virginia University Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages....

Digital sound archives can bring extinct birds (briefly) back to life

Hannah Hunter, Queen's University, Ontario When people think of extinct animals, they may picture taxidermy, skeletons, 19th-century illustrations or...

Zoos and aquariums shift to a new standard of ‘animal welfare’...

Michael J. Renner, Drake University In 1980 I visited the zoo in a major U.S. city and found row after row of bare concrete...

Insect apocalypse? Not so fast, at least in North America

Matthew D. Moran, Hendrix College In recent years, the notion of an insect apocalypse has become a hot topic in the conservation science community and...

The impulse to garden in hard times has deep roots

Jennifer Atkinson, University of Washington The coronavirus pandemic has set off a global gardening boom. In the early days of lockdown, seed suppliers were depleted of...

Last of the giants: What killed off Madagascar’s megafauna a thousand...

Nick Scroxton, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Laurie Godfrey, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Stephen Burns, University of Massachusetts Amherst Giant 10-foot-tall elephant birds, with eggs...

How virtual worlds can recreate the geographic history of life

Robert K. Colwell, University of Connecticut and Thiago F. Rangel, Universidade Federal de Goias The Amazon and the adjacent Andean slopes in South America host...

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