Inside the Eye: Nature’s Most Exquisite Creation
How animals see.
How animals see.
The discovery of a new human ancestor, hidden in a hard-to-access cave.
The question for researchers isn’t “How smart are dolphins?” It’s “How are dolphins smart?”
It’s the “City of the Big Automobile,” raw and beautiful at once.
In the deep ocean, a swimming sea-worm called a “green bomber” can throw sacs of light when attacked.
Trying to make sense our current age of disbelief.
A baby’s brain needs love to develop.
On spear-wielding chimps who hunt for meat.
Visiting the site of the Chernobyl meltdown.
When animals infect us.
On America’s combat canines and their handlers.
The perilous attraction of owning exotic pets.
Inside the minds of two people, one with the world’s best memory and one with the world’s worst.
On the foreign workers of Dubai, who now make up 90 percent of the city’s population.
A cave in Russia, a long-lost tip of a pinkie bone, and the discovery of a new kind of human being.
A writer embarks on a seven-year trek from Africa to Tierra Del Fuego.
How sectarian violence has made life in northern Nigeria “incomprehensibly frightful.”
“Turns out your laptop—or camera or gaming system or gold necklace—may have a smidgen of Congo’s pain somewhere in it.”
On the slaughter of songbirds migrating across the Mediterranean.
On the dangerous glut of visitors looking to conquer Mt. Everest, where there is sometimes a two-hour wait to climb the Hillary Step.
An Aboriginal community’s attempt to maintain a 50,000-year-old way of life.
The story of Lilly Grossman’s genome.
In the wake of revolution, Libyans envision their future.
Afghanistan’s Kyrgyz nomads survive in one of Earth’s most remote places, a pocket of land 14,000 feet high where the currency is sheep, the dream is a road, and many will go an entire lifetime without ever seeing a tree.
In 1912, 300 miles deep on a trek into the uncharted Antarctic wilderness, Douglas Mawson lost most of his crew and supplies. The story of how he got back.