The Oral History of Toothless Whales

August 28, 2017

by Jennifer S. Holland

Baleen whales carry their medical records in their mouths.

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Blasting Through the Hunley Mystery

August 23, 2017

by Evan Lubofsky

A maverick scientist claims she has done what scores of researchers before her failed to do: solve the century-old mystery of why a legendary Civil War submarine sank.

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The Great Quake and the Great Drowning

August 21, 2017

by Ann Finkbeiner

Mega-quakes have periodically rocked North America’s Pacific Northwest. Indigenous people told terrifying stories about the devastation but refused to leave.

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The Power of Compassion

August 15, 2017

by Elin Kelsey

Why humpback whales rescue seals and why volunteering for beach cleanups improves your health.

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Peeping in on the Mile Deep Club

August 8, 2017

by Eloise Gibson

Braving an Antarctic winter to catch Chilean sea bass in the act.

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