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Our favorite science long reads of 2021
Our staff's top picks for stories are worth a first (or second) read.
E.O. Wilson changed the world with lessons learned from ants
He was the father of biodiversity and a model of sustainability.
These ancient marine reptiles got very big, very fast
They left whales in the evolutionary dust.
How big did ancient millipedes get? Bigger than you’d like.
The accidental discovery is surprising in more ways than one.
9 animal stories that made 2021 more ‘bearable’
These silly, shocking, and fascinating tales from the animal kingdom kept us going.
This eyeless millipede shattered the record for most legs
Meet Eumillipes persephone, the millipede with 1,300 legs.
Fish can bounce back quickly from mercury pollution
A Canadian experiment is good news for efforts to make seafood safer.
Watch these rare ocean creatures caught on candid robot camera
MBARI’s ocean rover can dive miles deep to get crystal-clear footage of mind-blowing marine life.
Does South Africa still need private rhino breeders to fight poaching?
John Hume might be keeping up to 13 percent of the world's white rhinos on his ranch. Not everyone thinks that's a good idea.
The salmon of 2100 will have new habitat: the remains of melted glaciers
A new analysis highlights how climate change can bring both opportunities and threats for the fish.