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Recent articles by Sabrina:

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

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

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

Climbers in Utah Scaled a 400-Foot Rock to Measure How It Moves

Scientists say Castleton Tower is always vibrating, but doesn’t seem in danger of falling down. → Read More

Between Plagues, Medieval Peasants Enjoyed Bawdiness and Brawling

To chill like a peasant, attend a farcical play and wrestle with your friends. → Read More

Ancient Mesoamericans Calmed Down and Hooked Up in Sweaty Steam Baths

Temazcales helped indigenous people let off steam, until colonialism came along. → Read More

For Sale: The Dalai Lama’s 1966 Land Rover

The vintage 4x4 traversed rural roads in Dharamsala for 10 years, with His Holiness in tow. → Read More

One Family’s Story of Survival Under the Khmer Rouge, No Longer Buried

Photos testify to the Rama’s journey from Battambang to Shreveport. → Read More

In a Special Room in an Ohio Library, Toni Morrison’s Legacy Lives On

The Nobel Prize–winning novelist never lost touch with her hometown. → Read More

Researchers Concocted an Ancient Egyptian Perfume Perhaps Worn by Cleopatra

One archaeologist describes the spicy, musky scent as "the Chanel No. 5 of ancient Egypt." → Read More

For Sale: Your Very Own (Extinct) Volcano

The regrettably named Posbury Clump could be yours for just $60,000 and change. → Read More

These Cheeky Statuettes Were Part of Edo-Era Japan’s Answer to Pockets

Ornate netsuke were practical status symbols. → Read More

In This Moon Landing, Everything Is Made of Butter

A creamy new sculpture at the Ohio State Fair honors the Apollo 11 crew. → Read More

One of Hawaiʻi's Rarest Bogs Just Got a 16-Year Makeover

Step 1: Evict all the pigs. → Read More

Oakland's Favorite Monster Is Back—and Greener Than Ever

A restoration project has given a once-iconic sculpture a new lease on life. → Read More

The Strange Case of Mexico's Shrinking Jumbo Squid

Too many El Niños have diminished the "diablo rojo." → Read More

The Scaly-Foot Snail Is the First Deep-Sea Species Endangered by Mining

It’s a dubious honor. → Read More