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In the Forest of the Colobus

At a Gambian nature reserve, troops of endangered monkeys—and numerous other creatures—enact a grand drama that plumbs the mysteries of life, death, and regeneration

by Dawn Starin | Monday, December 04, 2023

The Grinberg Affair

One of Mexico’s most curious missing-persons cases involves a scientist who dabbled in the mystical arts

by Ilan Stavans | Tuesday, September 05, 2023

A Kingdom of Little Animals

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek’s discovery of microorganisms made possible the revolutionary advances in biology and medicine that continue to inform our Covid age

by Laura J. Snyder | Thursday, June 01, 2023

The Goddess Complex

A set of revered stone deities was stolen from a temple in northwestern India; their story can tell us much about our current reckoning with antiquities trafficking

by Elizabeth Kadetsky | Thursday, March 02, 2023

The Road to Paradise and Back

Fires in the West, hurricanes in the East—what it’s like on the ground as we confront our rapidly changing world

by David Gessner | Thursday, December 01, 2022

The Corals and the Capitalist

The key to avoiding an ecological catastrophe might be found in the wealth of nations and the spirit of innovation

by Juli Berwald | Thursday, December 01, 2022

The Root Problem

Harvesting wild ginseng has sustained Appalachian communities for generations—so what will happen when there are no more plants to be found?

by Matthew Denton-Edmundson | Thursday, September 01, 2022

Ulysses at 100

by Our Editors | Thursday, June 16, 2022

2022: A Space Emergency

Without international agreements, we are making the heavens dangerously crowded and potentially lethal

by Jeffrey Lewis | Tuesday, March 01, 2022

The Art of Losing

The end of the war in Afghanistan shows the danger of our commitment to perpetual optimism

by Elizabeth D. Samet | Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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