A 19th-century surveying mistake kept lumberjacks away from what is now Minnesota's largest patch of old-growth trees.
Many animals engage in “zoopharmacognosy” or self-medication.
Pando is a stand of aspen in Utah that is 14,000 years old and weighs 12 million pounds. Humans threaten to end its long reign.
But make sure you bring the fossegrim the proper offering—or else.
As we look to larger cosmic scales, we get a broader view of the expansive cosmic forest, eventually revealing the grandest views of all.
Sight helps you see a room, but interoception lets you sense it from inside your own body.
The 557-million-year-old specimen challenges the theory that animal body plans were laid out in the Cambrian explosion.
There's nothing like the end of the world to make you a philosopher.
A researcher explains a little-known niche within modern physics: animal collective behavior.
"Superhabitable" planets might be real, but Earth is probably as good as it gets.
Like sneaking veggies into dessert, these board games teach STEM, strategy, and executive functions through the joys of play.
This marks a historic moment in humanity’s relationship to the planet.
Seawater is raising salt levels in coastal woodlands along the entire Atlantic Coastal Plain, from Maine to Florida.
The space‑specific neurons in the owl’s specialized auditory brain can do advanced math.
Trees store carbon dioxide, have a cooling effect in cities, and reduce flood risks.
Elastic thinking can reveal the assumptions that hamstring our ability to solve seemingly intractable problems.
On the morning of June 30, 1908, an explosion of more than 10 megatons occurred above the sparsely populated Siberian Taiga. What caused the so-called Tunguska event?
It’s all about salesmanship.
The miniaturization of particle accelerators could disrupt medical science.
Two types of leaves for two different drastic weather conditions.
In a remarkably similar way, conspiracy theories around the world cast doubt on the existence of real places.
Darwin missed an amazing example of evolution.
The DARPA-funded memory prosthesis helps the brain retain new information.