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Recent articles by Sabrina:

Can a War of the Wasps Save Hawaiʻi’s Wiliwili Trees?

It's a classic good wasp/bad wasp situation. → Read More

In Little Cayman, Things Are Looking Up for the Enormous, Friendly Nassau Grouper

Signs of recovery for the so-called "puppies of the sea." → Read More

Why Scientists Fall for Precariously Balanced Rocks

On April 1, 1994, Paul Butcher, then the director of Colorado Springs parks department, received a chilling phone call from a frantic staff member. She told him that Balanced Rock—a 290-million-year-old red sandstone boulder naturally perched on a sloped ledge in Garden of the Gods Park—had fallen. Butcher panicked, his thoughts roiling with how disappointed and outraged both locals and visitors… → Read More

A Tiny Alabama Fish, Twice Declared Extinct, Lives On Near a Car Factory

The spring pygmy sunfish and a Mazda Toyota plant are going to be neighbors. → Read More

Fish Flock to the Super-Salty Wastewater of the Sydney Desalination Plant

Sydney's technological solution for drought is having unexpected effects on marine life. → Read More

10 Bathrooms You Should Pee in Before You Die

You gotta go, even if you don't have to go. → Read More

10 Big Things in America's Smallest State

Some of Rhode Island's wonders are larger than life. → Read More

How the Library of Congress Unrolled a 2,000-Year-Old Buddhist Scroll

“It was the most fragile object we have ever encountered.” → Read More

Australian Pygmy-Possums Are Starving Because Billions of Bogong Moths Are Missing

Without the moths, the possums (cute) may starve (not cute). → Read More

Centuries Later, America's First Female Botanist Lives On in a Community Garden

Jane Colden defied gender barriers to become an early expert in Linnaean taxonomy. → Read More

For Sale: Bonnie and Clyde’s Sawed-Off Shotgun

Plus Bonnie’s poetry, wanted posters, and a bloodied bandage. → Read More

A Decade Later, the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Has Left an Abyssal Wasteland

A nightmare at 6,000 feet. → Read More

Paleontologists Are Trying to Understand Why the Fossil Record Is Mostly Males

One theory is that reckless young bison and mammoths got into more trouble. → Read More

Is the End Coming for a Problematic California Grade School Tradition?

The mission model project has long glossed over the brutal treatment of Native Americans. → Read More

How a Tiny Plant Made a Big Comeback in West Virginia

The running buffalo clover may soon be removed from the endangered species list. → Read More

The Ocean's Eerie Twilight Zone Is in Murky Legal Water

Scientists are trying to keep one of the world’s last great wildernesses intact. → Read More

Found: Fossilized Tracks of Baby Sea Turtles in South Africa

Prehistoric squee! → Read More

In the Pyrenees Mountains, It’s Bears vs. Sheep vs. Humans

A bear named Claverina has stoked an age-old debate about where predators belong. → Read More

Zoology’s Favorite Hoax Was an Island Rat That Hopped on Its Nose

Harald Strümpke didn’t just create a lost archipelago, he created a sensation. → Read More

Saving the World’s Last 14 Loa Water Frogs

The endangered amphibians were found camped out in a lonely brown puddle in Chile. → Read More