Parity on the Pitch

On Trails

Earth's earliest known forms of animal life were trailblazers.

Spirit of Lake Superior

A lone cedar embodies the determination and resilience of the Ojibwe people.

Another Tenderfoot

Reflections on lessons learned by another young scientist eighty years ago.

No Man's Land

An interview with the filmmaker Ken Burns

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Fossilized cell remnants in 3.4 billion-year-old bedrock are from primitive microbes. 

Frog hoppers piercing plants with their mouthparts produce negative pressures exceeding a megapascal. 

An Okinawa citrus species arose two million years ago when the Ryukyu archipelago disconnected from Asia.

Astronomers have detected a disk around a planet outside our Solar System for the first time.