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Spiders Can Fly Thousands of Miles With Electric Power

For the first time, scientists have empirically verified electricity’s role in the ballooning abilities of spiders.
Becky Ferreira
7.5.18
goodbyes

Stephen Hawking’s Voice Was Beamed to a Black Hole During His Funeral

Hawking’s message to preserve the planet was radioed into space during his Friday memorial at London’s Westminster Abbey.
Becky Ferreira
6.15.18
life forms

A New Collection of Nature Illustrations Is a Window Into 19th Century Science

Gaze upon the dazzling prints of Ernst Haeckel, Darwin's artistic popularizer
Becky Ferreira
10.20.17
Art

Taxidermied Animals Come Back to Life

Lynn Savarese captures still life and death in her photography.
Hannah Stouffer
4.9.16
Art

A Tribute to Botanical Artist Marianne North on Her 185th Birthday

In a time when women were expected to be homemakers, Marianne North was a globetrotting adventurer.
Becky Ferreira
10.24.15
environment

New Ecuadorian Law Threatens the Galapagos Islands, Say Residents

The islands are a UNESCO Heritage Site and, in the 1830s, helped Charles Darwin to develop his theory of evolution.
Taylor Dolven
6.28.15
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This Is How It Feels to Live with Severe Anxiety

My anxiety disorder can make me feel like I'm trapped in a cyclone of negative thoughts and fear. But thanks to the right treatments and techniques, I've discovered how to live my life.
Eleanor Morgan
4.28.15
Culture

What Charles Darwin Got Wrong

Darwin was his own harshest critic, but he couldn’t naturally select his blind spots.
Becky Ferreira
11.24.14
Motherboard Blog

Listen to These Baby Ants Talking

Ants are one of the most social creatures on earth. Unsurprisingly, they learn to "talk" at an early age.
Austin Considine
2.12.13