The 50 Million-Year-Old Treasures of Fossil Lake
In a forbidding Wyoming desert, scientists and fortune hunters search for the surprisingly intact remains of horses and other creatures that lived long ago
The Unsung Heroes Who Ended a Deadly Plague
How a team of fearless American women overcame medical skepticism to stop whooping cough, a vicious infectious disease, and save countless lives
The Bison Returns to the Great American Plains
After years of fierce debate, the West’s greatest symbol will again roam the countryside
The Great Chinese Dinosaur Boom
A gold rush of fossil-finding is turning China into the new epicenter of paleontology
A New Age of Discovery Is Happening Right Now in the Remote Forests of Suriname
Today’s explorers and scientists are identifying new species at a rate that would’ve amazed Charles Darwin
The "Sistine Chapel of Evolution" Is in New Haven, Connecticut
Charles Darwin never visited the Yale museum, but you can, and see for yourself the specimens that he praised as the best evidence for his theory
Do Animals Have Rhythm?
If they did, who could ask for anything more?
Why Are People So Comfortable With Small Drones?
The FAA will soon allow commercial drones to fly in U.S. airspace, but researchers have found that they aren’t seen as much of a nuisance at all
Will Scientists Soon be Able to Erase Our Most Traumatic Memories?
PTSD treatments could soon extend beyond therapy
How Many Species Can We Find Before They Disappear Forever?
Biologists are in a race to locate and identify new species as habitats become victim to an industrialized world
Alchemy May Not Have Been the Pseudoscience We All Thought It Was
Although scientists never could quite turn lead into gold, they did attempt some noteworthy experiments
Microbes: The Trillions of Creatures Governing Your Health
Scientists are just now beginning to recognize the importance of the vast community of microbes that dwells inside us
When Continental Drift Was Considered Pseudoscience
More than 100 years ago, a German scientist was ridiculed for advancing the shocking idea that the continents were adrift
The Hoarding Instinct
Dispatches From My War on Stuff
Defending the Rhino
As demand for rhino horn soars, police and conservationists in South Africa pit technology against increasingly sophisticated poachers
Strike Up the Brand
In an ever more competitive world, nations strive for the perfect slogan
Drones are Ready for Takeoff
Will unmanned aerial vehicles—drones—soon take civilian passengers on pilotless flights?
What the Luddites Really Fought Against
The label now has many meanings, but when the group protested 200 years ago, technology wasn't really the enemy
Meet the New Species
From old-world primates to patch-nosed salamanders, new creatures are being discovered every day
Will Work for Brain Scans
Your dream job—part-time zombie? candle consultant?—is only a click away