From Railroad Tracks to Racetracks, 1870s
From Railroad Tracks to Racetracks, 1870s
How a robber baron and an eccentric inventor solved a millennia-old question about horses.
From Railroad Tracks to Racetracks, 1870s
From Railroad Tracks to Racetracks, 1870s

How a robber baron and an eccentric inventor solved a millennia-old question about horses.

How a robber baron and an eccentric inventor solved a millennia-old question about horses.

behavior, books, history, animal behavior
Lessons from Biosphere 2
Lessons from Biosphere 2
Mark Nelson | Aug 1, 2018
Both the scientific community and the general public still have a lot to learn from the largest mesocosm research project ever conducted.
Image of the Day: Fat Friendly
Image of the Day: Fat Friendly
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 13, 2018
The oldest-known ice mummy consumed high amounts of fat.
Alfred Alberts, Lovastatin Discoverer, Dies
Alfred Alberts, Lovastatin Discoverer, Dies
Kerry Grens | Jul 5, 2018
The Merck biochemist found the compound that led to a popular cholesterol-lowering drug.
Brain Stimulation Reduces Feelings of Aggression
Brain Stimulation Reduces Feelings of Aggression
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 3, 2018
Researchers propose that the method could be used to rein in violence.
How Live Capture Changed Scientific Views of Killer Whales
How Live Capture Changed Scientific Views of Killer Whales
Jason Colby | Jul 1, 2018
Although highly controversial now, keeping orcas in captivity helped transform popular and scientific conceptions of the marine mammal from an unfeeling killer to a complex, intelligent animal.
Maiden Voyage, 1872–1876
Maiden Voyage, 1872–1876
Ashley Yeager | Jul 1, 2018
The Challenger expedition's data on ocean temperatures and currents, seawater chemistry, life in the deep sea, and the geology of the seafloor spurred the rise of modern oceanography.
Book Excerpt from <em>Orca</em>
Book Excerpt from Orca
Jason Colby | Jul 1, 2018
In Chapter 15, author Jason Colby describes a scene of captive orca release and early research into the species' behavior and social organization
Satiated Fish Swim at the Back of the Pack
Satiated Fish Swim at the Back of the Pack
Ashley Yeager | Jul 1, 2018
Digesting a big meal takes energy, forcing some minnows to swim in spots at the rear of a school.
New Caledonian Crows Build Tools From Mental Images, Not Lessons
New Caledonian Crows Build Tools From Mental Images, Not Lessons
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 29, 2018
When it comes to tool making, the birds learn differently than humans.