The Local-Carb Diet

April 17, 2018

by Madeline Ostrander • Dedicated Pacific Northwest plant lovers nurture an indigenous food with ancient roots.


Defenders of the Forgotten Fish

April 10, 2018

by Ben Goldfarb • Tribes of the Columbia River watershed are hustling to keep the Pacific lamprey alive, one fish at a time.


When Whales and Humans Talk

April 3, 2018

by Krista Langlois • Arctic people have been communicating with cetaceans for centuries—and scientists are finally taking note.


The Mysterious Disappearance of Keith Davis

March 26, 2018

by Sarah Tory • The unsettling disappearance of a fisheries observer sparks questions about safety on the high seas and the fate of the fish stocks observers attempt to monitor.


How Ancient Rome’s 1% Hijacked the Beach

March 19, 2018

by Heather Pringle • The rich, the poor, and the battle for the Bay of Naples.


Weapons of War Litter the Ocean Floor

March 12, 2018

by Andrew Curry • At least one million tonnes of chemical weapons were dumped in the oceans between 1919 and 1980. Now what?


The Long, Knotty, World-Spanning Story of String

March 6, 2018

by Ferris Jabr • String is far more important than the wheel in the pantheon of inventions.


Lord of the ’Rhynchs

February 27, 2018

by Adrienne Mason • There and back again: a taxonomist’s quest to reveal the world’s tiniest realms.


A Sunken Bridge the Size of a Continent

February 19, 2018

by Krista Langlois, Heather Pringle • A remote Arctic land may hold a vital missing chapter from human history. The only problem? It disappeared at the end of the last ice age.


Hawai‘i’s Last Outlaw Hippies

February 14, 2018

by Brendan Borrell • After half a century, the counterculture squatters of Kalalau Valley are facing a final eviction.