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Thinking Like a Dolphin

The question for researchers isn’t “How smart are dolphins?” It’s “How are dolphins smart?”

Friday, April 17

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The Trader in the Wild

Kate Matrosova was a classic overachiever and, at 32, had everything to live for. Still she set out alone into the mountains of New Hampshire—and a deadly storm.

Tuesday, April 14

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Tangled Up in Indigo

The writer’s obsession with a genus of snake known as “indigo.”

Monday, April 13

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Following Terry Fox

Tracing the 3,339 miles the Canadian ran in 1980, on one good leg and one prosthetic limb.

Friday, April 10

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The Eeriness of the English Countryside

Why do all those rugged coastlines, moors and stone buildings make England seem haunted?

Wednesday, April 8

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Sight Unseen

The allure of invisibility.

Saturday, April 4

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A General Feeling of Disorder

A treatment for liver cancer gives the writer a fresh perspective on illness – and wellness.

Friday, April 3

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This Sinking Isle

Coastal erosion is leading more than a few Britons to watch their homes crumble into the sea.

Monday, March 30

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The Other Side of Climate Change

Has global warming made it harder for environmentalists to care about conservation?

Wednesday, March 25

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Mithradates of Fond du Lac

A weekend with the only person on Earth who can survive five venomous snakebites in 48 hours.

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Life Lines

Lonnie Sue Johnson is an artist who can’t retain a memory for longer than a minute or two.