Canadian carvings may depict Vikings, study suggests
Carvings uncovered in the Canadian Arctic may be the earliest portraits of the Vikings created in the Americas. But archaeologists have been...
What’s at Stake in Brazil’s Election? The Future of the Amazon
The next president of Brazil may shape the destiny of the Amazon, which is vital to reining in climate change. The stakes for the planet are huge.
Why White Supremacists Are Chugging Milk (and Why Geneticists Are Alarmed)
The appropriation of genetic research by those with extremist views on race has scientists grappling with how to respond.
Ian Kiernan, Australian Sailor and Environmentalist, Dies at 78
Appalled by the trash he saw in the world’s oceans, he began a cleanup campaign in Sydney that went global.
Cindy R. Lobel, Who Traced New York History Through Food, Dies at 48
Professor Lobel was among the first historians to explore the economic and social elements of city life in the 19th century through the lens of...
Trilobites: City Rats Eat Meat. Country Rats Eat What They Can.
New research on rats suggests that Aesop was on to something in his ancient fable, “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse.”
Alligator found at Florida gas station, police say
Police in Miami Gardens, Florida, rounded up a “scaly suspect” on Tuesday: an alligator.
Famous 15-foot gator named 'Chubbs' returns to Florida golf course
A famous "giant" alligator nicknamed "Chubbs" got ready for another round of golf over the weekend.
Take a Number: Cats v. Rats? In New York, the Rats Win
At a recycling plant in Brooklyn, fat, stealthy rats were more than a match for feral cats, scientists found.
We’re Covering Heritage Sites Threatened by Climate Change. The List Just Got Longer.
A new study says some of the most important ancient places in the Mediterranean might not survive global warming.
$1 million for a penny? Extremely rare 1792 coin set for auction
One of the very first cents produced in the U.S., estimated to be worth $1 million, will be auctioned in Baltimore next week.
Nonfiction: The Man Who Pioneered Food Safety
In “The Poison Squad,” Deborah Blum tells the story of the early-20th-century U.S.D.A. inspector who changed the way we think about food.