Bats Use Death Metal ‘Growls’ To Make Social Calls
A recent study reveals that bats are able to extend their vocal range to seven octaves, which may prove useful for social communication.
Early Migration To North America Likely Wasn’t A One-Way Road
New genomic research reveals ancient peoples didn’t just travel from Asia to North America; they likely journeyed back too.
What’s Going On Underground With Gophers?
How do these burrowing rodents get enough food while staying underground? Plus the case for appreciation, not extermination.
In A New Hampshire Town, It’s Snowmobilers Vs. Beavers
Some residents want to leave a pond to beavers; others want it drained for snowmobile trails.
How The Humble Beaver Shaped A Continent
European settlers nearly wiped out the North American beaver. Bringing them back may soften future floods and fires.
Read ‘Beaverland’ By Leila Philip With The SciFri Book Club
This book gives space to all walks of life touched by beavers—with a lot of science tucked into every page.
Honoring The Deep Weirdness That Is The Beaver
How smart are beavers? Why did they start building dams? We may never know, but Leila Philip’s new book ‘Beaverland’ starts the conversation.
Welcome to Beaverland: SciFri Book Club Author And Expert Livestream
On January 26, join our chat with the author of ‘Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America’ about this peculiar keystone species.
Hawai’i’s Mauna Loa Volcanic Eruption Sparing Homes For Now
So far no one is at imminent risk from the flow of lava from the famed volcano. But an important climate research station is without power.
Can Animals Evolve To Survive The Anthropocene?
Animal species can evolve in just one generation, but, with human activities, they might be fighting a losing battle.