Featured by Marion Renault
Some trees can make droughts worse
A growing body of research suggests that trees help shape regional weather patterns.
Today’s exotic pets are tomorrow’s invasive pests
Abandoned or escaped non-traditional pets as the source of a growing number of ecological invasions.
Biologists discovered two new species of shrew rat, no thanks to peanut butter
These two shrew-rats from the Philippines slurp earthworms and hop like tiny kangaroos.
Humans can’t manage this invasive fly—but a mind-controlling fungi might
The insect has wreaked havoc for residents and farmers in Pennsylvania and neighboring states.
America’s been rolling back natural land protections since 1892—but never like this
The legal protections put in place in the U.S. and worldwide to preserve natural areas are increasingly being altered or erased.
Searching in vein: a history of artificial blood
For centuries scientists have sought an artificial substitute for blood. Equipped with modern nanotechnology and a humbler strategy, bioengineers think they’re closer than ever.