Jolie, an Indochinese green magpie, was rescued from a wildlife trafficker’s suitcase. Her story is emblematic of the threats facing … More
Tag: National Geographic
The history of the Florida Panther, a symbol of reverence and revulsion
Hailed as an iconic conservation success story, the Florida panther has a complex, little-known history. National Geographic – 25 April … More
The real history of exorcisms that you don’t see in movies
Exorcisms are a frequent fascination for the film industry, and it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. But … More
The Forgotten History of Cats in the Navy
Sailors embraced their feline colleagues, giving them tiny uniforms and their very own hammocks. But cats are natural outlaws—so it … More
Want to help wildlife? Turn off your lights.
National Geographic – 4 April “It’s not just about seeing the stars. Bright city lights disorient animals like birds, leading … More
What are wetlands, and why are they so critical for life on Earth?
These unique ecosystems have a small footprint but play a big role in providing habitat for wildlife, and protecting us … More
What does cancer smell like? These animals can sniff it out
It’s not just dogs: Even worms and ants can be trained to detect markers of illness, from COVID to tuberculosis. … More
How liquid biopsies have made it easier to treat cancer
The tests detect traces of disease in a patient’s blood. Here’s how they’re used—and why scientists hope they’re the future … More
Why Moose need to shed their antlers. ( Video included ).
Why did the Moose lose its antlers? A video of a moose shaking free its antlers raises the question of … More
A rare look at the world’s most expensive sheep
In Senegal, Ladoum sheep can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Measuring up to four feet tall, they’re prized as … More