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Outport Life

Newfoundlanders use whatever means available to hold fast to their cherished land.

Sex Lives of Fish

Fish conduct elaborate courtship rituals and some develop lifelong bonds.

No Child Left Behind

Evidence of a killer whale’s miscarriage

Cultural Diplomacy

A choreographer expresses the contemporary paradox of being a woman, Muslim, North African, Arab, and artist.

On Trails

Earth's earliest known forms of animal life were trailblazers.

  • Outport Life

    Newfoundlanders use whatever means available to hold fast to their cherished land.

  • Sex Lives of Fish

    Fish conduct elaborate courtship rituals and some develop lifelong bonds.

  • No Child Left Behind

    Evidence of a killer whale’s miscarriage

  • Cultural Diplomacy

    A choreographer expresses the contemporary paradox of being a woman, Muslim, North African, Arab, and artist.

  • On Trails

    Earth's earliest known forms of animal life were trailblazers.

Special Collection
shark fin

Sharks in Our Midst

Their cultural history, prehistory, social systems, and more.

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  • Voracious Evolution

    Discoveries of more complete remains of cartilagenous fishes have shed new light on the prehistory of sharks and their relatives.

  • Sociable Killers

    New studies of the white shark (aka great white) show that its social life and hunting strategies are complex

  • Sharks: Man-Eaters and Others

    With suggestions that Americans turn to economic account some of the smaller species of the Atlantic Coast

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Picks From the Past

The Crowninshield Elephant

The surprising story of Old Bet, the first elephant ever to be brought to America

  • Marriage as Warfare

    After decades of ferocious fighting, the Swat wife usually triumphs over her beleaguered husband.

  • Thunder in His Footsteps

    The ghost of the most gigantic animal that ever walked the earth is conjured to life when a lone fossil hunter tracks down the first true footprints left by this stupendous creature, and thrills to the romance of a great discovery.

  • How Diamonds Are Polished

    Processes to transform a diamond in the rough into the exquisite brilliant of commerce

Partner Highlights
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54-Million-Year-Old Skull Reveals Surprises about Early Evolution of Primate Brains

Nature.net

  • Rad Toys

    Science toys you can build or buy for you and the other kids in your life.

  • Best Things in Life

    Where to find Natural History archives and other free stuff

  • The Third R

    With the spotlight on ’rithmetic, there are now free online sites where you can practice your math skills.

  • Pain in the Knee

    Alternatives to surgery for treating joint pain from arthritis