VOLUME 101 | NUMBER 6 | November 2013
Mammalian carnivore declines can affect public health.
Cockatoos open a complex series of locks to achieve a distant goal.
Vintage literature for children reveals the authors’ prescient hopes and fears about digital technology.
Why science would benefit from a symbiosis-driven history of speciation.
Having babies isn’t easy—and the standard explanation may be wrong.
Marine macroalgae benefit people culturally, industrially, nutritionally, and ecologically.
With their help, researchers are advancing the 70-year effort to understand—and treat—hereditary ataxia.
A review of TOUCHING A NERVE: The Self as Brain, by Patricia S. Churchland
A review of THE MEASURE OF MANHATTAN: The Tumultuous Career and Surprising Legacy of John Randel Jr., Cartographer, Surveyor, Inventor, by Marguerite Holloway
A review of THE BOOK OF BARELY IMAGINED BEINGS: A 21st Century Bestiary, by Caspar Henderson
A paradoxical game becomes even stranger with the discovery of novel strategies.
Automated underwater vehicles fill in details about ecosystems and climate.
Taking down the landmark Waldo-Hancock Bridge at the end of its lifetime was almost as complicated as constructing it in the first place.
New images are stripping the mystery from these spheres of warped space.
Targeted capsules can find the disease even when it hides in biological bunkers.
Imaging specialists such as Richard Parton at the University of Oxford are breaking through the diffraction limit to get a better view of biology.
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