The best long-form stuff we read this year
Traditional chicken, beef, and pork production devours resources and creates waste. Meat-free meat might be the solution.
Scientific opinion varies on the practicality of animal-free dairy.
5 reasons to enjoy your ham and cheese sandwich
It's surprisingly difficult to replace those fish bladders in the beermaking process
Do you side with science on this important issue?
How a furry-convention-attending, Midwestern-accented fox owner teamed up with a bizarre Floridian exotic animal importer and a Soviet geneticist to bring pet foxes to your living room.
Hot dogs are in need of a redesign
Animals (including humans) are constantly adapting to their environments. Here are ten reminders that this incredible process is constant—not limited to the distant past
Good news: your dog understands you! Bad news: watch the Kibbles 'n Bits.
Evidence that pet dogs gather intel by watching people talking with each other
Man's best friend? Not if the man is on trial and the dog is an expert "nose witness" who may be more convincing than reliable.
Dogs are the best bomb detectors we have. Can scientists do better?
A new product making the rounds promises to make your dog's brain patterns into human speech. Uh, no.
Tiny nanoparticles are a huge part of our lives, for better or for worse.
Mouse milk (for people), spider-goats, pain-free cattle, and nine more
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
As you head off to school, take a note from some of these brilliant learners, from all corners of the animal kingdom.