Sarah Fecht
at 10:48 AM Feb 7 2017
Nature // 

Wisconsin's wolves are a great success story in many ways. When the state began monitoring its gray wolf population in 1979, there were only about 25 left in the area, after bounty hunting and prey decline nearly wiped them out. Today, thanks to the Endangered Species Act and the state's efforts, Wisconsin is home to about 800 gray wolves. But they may not be out of hot water yet.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 11:27 AM Feb 3 2017
Nature // 

Nothing can get between a boxer crab and his sea anemones. Not another crab, not a lack of sea anemones in the immediate environment, and certainly not biologists who deliberately remove a boxer crab's living pom-poms in the name of science.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 11:27 AM Feb 3 2017
Nature // 

The rocky imprint looks like the shadow of a flattened shrimp. But this tiny creature—no bigger than a thumb—lurked in the shallow seas of North America long before shrimp existed.

Eleanor Cummins
at 11:28 AM Feb 1 2017
Nature // 

Imagine all the things you could do if you had a long, sticky frog tongue. Perhaps you'd catch bad guys as they tried to run away or—no less admirably—grab a beer from the fridge without taking your eyes off the game.

Sarah Fecht
at 10:03 AM Jan 31 2017
Nature // 

In a paper in Nature, scientists claim to have found humanity's oldest known ancestor. This horrifying, bag-like sea creature lived about 540 million years ago and was recently dug up in China.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 10:50 AM Jan 27 2017
Nature // 

Just as there is nothing better than biting into a raw, ripe tomato picked from the heirloom plant in your backyard, there is nothing worse than the mealy, watery, flavorless slice of tomato that so many people settle for everyday on sandwiches around the world.

Sara Chodosh
at 10:50 AM Jan 27 2017
Nature // 

It's wasps all the way down. No, scratch that—it's parasitic wasps all the way down. It's manipulative parasitic wasps all the way down.

 
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