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Video/Ecology & Environmental Sciences

The eerie otherworldliness of slow undersea life sped up to a human pace

5 minutes

Video/Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Bring back the mammoth to fight global warming? It’s not as crazy as it sounds

26 minutes

Video/Nature & Environment

Can combining commerce and conservation keep American bison in the wild?

15 minutes

Video/Evolution

A cut-throat case of evolutionary backstabbing in the Peruvian rainforest

3 minutes

Idea/Nature & Environment

Winter is a time of regeneration: we’ll miss it when it’s gone

Bernd Brunner

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Idea/Biology

What the death of an oak tree can teach us about mortality

Gabriel Popkin

Essay/Ecology & Environmental Sciences

A tale of three dogs

Coyotes, dingoes and wolves are all dogs, as intelligent and loyal as our familiars. Our treatment of them is unconscionable

Brandon Keim

Video/Biology

Coded vibrations and signal jamming – the secret language of the treehoppers

5 minutes

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Idea/Stories & Literature

Deep time’s uncanny future is full of ghostly human traces

David Farrier

Essay/Biology

Written in baleen

Trees lay down rings, the Earth tells its story in geological strata and now we’ve found the secret archive of the whale

Rebecca Kessler

Video/Ecology & Environmental Sciences

How the return of just 66 wolves rejuvenated Yellowstone’s entire ecosystem

5 minutes

Video/Ecology & Environmental Sciences

What else do we lose when we lose sight of the stars?

3 minutes

Idea/Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Why we must keep the fires of the magical firefly burning

Sara Lewis

Video/Biology

How airborne microbes ride clouds, hop continents and even make it rain

5 minutes

Idea/Social Psychology

Why breaking the rules outdoors is an irresponsible thrill

Rebecca Lawton

Idea/Food & Drink

Foodie localism loves farming in theory, but not in practice

Debbie Weingarten

Idea/Genetics

Extinction is forever: de-extinction can’t save what we had

Brian Switek

Idea/Chemistry

‘Chemophobia’ is irrational, harmful – and hard to break

James Kennedy

Idea/Bioethics

Taking children to an aquarium is a lesson in cruelty

Skye C Cleary

Idea/Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Beneath the snowpack lies a secret ecosystem: the subnivium

Kimberly Thompson

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Essay/Biology

The songs of the wolves

Wolves’ howls are eerie, beautiful and wild. But what are they actually saying to each other?

Holly Root-Gutteridge

Essay/Nature & Environment

Ghosts and tiny treasures

We are quick to condemn a hunter posing with his prey, but all too slow to cultivate a chronic passion for wild things

Bryan Pfeiffer

Video/The Future

Is the Global Seed Vault in Norway humanity’s last, best hope?

4 minutes

Idea/Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Do human bodies carry more toxins now than 50 years ago?

Matt Limmer

Video/Race

‘Never wear a hoodie’ and other crucial rules for birding while black

2 minutes

Idea/Nature & Environment

We are missing our chance to stop the sixth mass extinction

William H Funk

Idea/Nature & Environment

Are wild horses icons of the West or an invasive species?

Stacey McKenna

Video/History of Science

War, commerce, research. How the Arctic became the epicentre of climate science

14 minutes

Idea/Energy, Resources, & Sustainability

Is the cold fusion egg about to hatch?

Huw Price

Essay/Ecology & Environmental Sciences

It’s not easy being green

If rational persuasion fails to make people behave environmentally, could rituals and a dash of guilt do a better job?

Stephen Cave & Sarah Darwin