How Science Came To See Ultraviolet Light In Animals
Ultraviolet perception is incredibly common in animals—just not in humans. Ed Yong dives into the history of how scientists saw the light.
The Wild And Wonderful World Of Mammals
Author and paleontologist Steve Brusatte explains how mammals almost disappeared with the dinosaurs, but today reign supreme.
How Mammals Came to Dominate The World
From reptile-like ancestors to humans, the new book The Rise and Reign of the Mammals tackles the diversity of mammals like us.
Plastic Surgery, Born In The Trenches
A new book explores the surprising roots of facial reconstruction surgery—the battlefields of World War I.
World War I’s Operation Face Lift
Medical historian and author Lindsey Fitzharris explores the history of facial reconstruction surgery, starting with a ballerina’s rump.
So You Think You Know About Sex
A new book, “Been There, Done That: A Rousing History of Sex,” will make you question what you thought you knew about sex.
How Sexual Intercourse Was Invented, 385 Million Years Ago
Okay, but how exactly did sex come about? Science journalist Rachel Feltman dives into the saucy science of doing it.
Diving Into The Deep World Of Sharks
Many sharks are apex predators, but they aren’t the fearsome threat often depicted. A marine researcher shares his favorite shark facts.
How Can We Inspire The Next Generation Of Female Scientists?
Co-author and conservation biologist Clare Fiesler on her new children’s book about female researchers and the obstacles they have overcome.
Breaking The Mold Of What A Scientist Looks Like
When Dr. Danielle N. Lee’s dream to become a veterinarian didn’t work out, she learned there were other ways to work with animals in science.