ANIMALS

DNA

Biologists Have Started Their Attempt to Sequence the DNA of Every Living Thing on Earth

The Earth BioGenome Project aims to map the genome of 1.5 million plants, animals, and fungi.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.1.18
ancient life

Researchers Discover Oldest-Ever Evidence of Animals on Earth

Demosponges, the first multicellular animals on earth, emerged 635 to 660 million years ago after a “Snowball Earth” period when the earth was almost completely frozen.
Caroline Haskins
10.16.18
Bears

It’s Big Boy Season: Vote for the Fattest Bear

For brown bears, the fatter the better, because body fat means strong chances of winter survival.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.3.18
liberté

Let These Rebel Goats on the Loose Cleanse Your Social Media-Addled Brain

We needed this.
Jordan Pearson
8.3.18
Survivor

What I Learned About Our Planet By Watching 540 Hours of ‘Survivor’

CBS's 'Survivor' reaches more people than most nature documentaries and uses animals to comment on the human condition.
Melissa Cronin
5.23.18
Video Games

Motion Capturing a Horse Is a Huge Pain in the Ass

An animation studio has devised a new way to motion capture horses for video games.
Matthew Gault
5.8.18
Reddit

Subreddit 'People Fucking Dying' Is Not What It Sounds Like

You will be left dumbstruck by the terror and brutality of this (safe-for-work) subreddit.
Rachel Pick
3.20.18
robots

This Machine Is Designed to Grow Internal Organs

Robotics might be the future of surgery.
Rebecca Flowers
1.10.18
Conservation

Wildlife Is Another Casualty of War

Researchers studied animal deaths in the wake of African armed conflicts.
Caroline Haskins
1.10.18
caribou

Backcountry Skiing Is Hurting Canada’s Endangered Caribou

Your trip out into nature could be putting these animals at risk.
Lisa Cumming
1.10.18
Amphibious AF

Salamander Twitter Is a Light in the Darkness

One man’s obsession with the adorable amphibians caught on in a year of scandals and disasters of all sorts threatening to overwhelm us.
Asia Murphy
12.20.17
HOTY2017

This Entrepreneur Is Growing Organic Leather Without the Cows

Andras Forgacs co-founded Modern Meadow to revolutionize the materials we wear everyday.
Louise Matsakis
12.6.17
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