Spectator at the Disaster
Nature in violent action can be spectacle, tragedy and object of scientific wonder all at once
Flights of Fancy
How birds (and bird-watchers) compute the behavior of a flock on the wing
Bridges of the Mediterranean*
Living by the water often entails crossing it
The Biology of What Is Not There
Is it only natural selection that guides the shapes seen in nature?
A Troubled Tradition
It's time to rebuild trust among authors, editors and peer reviewers
Review images from some of our favorite science-related coffee-table books of the past year.