Extraordinary people, discoveries, and places in a time of turmoil
Take a deep breath.In this crazy time, there are still amazing tales of purpose and dedication, exploration that leads to discovery and understanding, and a natural world that often astounds us. Here are a few of those stories:
Photos from inside a tree show how the insects cook invaders alive, stay warm or cool, and socialize. “We’re so used to seeing bees or thinking of bees living in a square white box,” says Cornell expert Thomas D. Seeley. “But it’s not how they lived for millions of years on their own.”
Twenty-five years ago, it looked like the animals in California’s Channel Islands would go extinct. But then biologists captured, bred, and re-released the foxes on the islands. They also got rid of non-native feral hogs, which were attracting a predator, the golden eagle. Now, the island foxes, no bigger than house cats, are back.
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