Ecologist Ned Dochtermann explains why the kangaroo mouse makes a perfect namesake for Paul Muad’Dib, the hero in Frank Herbert’s “Dune.”
This summer, two different and currently untreatable mosquito-borne viruses were identified on the East Coast.
Thought to the be inspiration of sea serpent stories, the monstrously long oarfish provokes wonder in nearly all who witness it. Yet despite our fascination, little is known about this fish, its lifecycle, and how it navigates its deep-sea environment.
Whales stabilize the ocean ecosystem through a mechanism scientists call the “whale pump,” or fecal plumes.