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Date published: August 3, 2016

The Case of the Naturalist’s Prank

Featuring fake fishes, made-up mammals, and taxonomic tomfoolery

Date published: July 6, 2016

The Case of the Missing Holotypes

Featuring lost museum specimens & watercolors...

Date published: July 4, 2016

EarthWord – Holotype

This week's EarthWord, to quote Indiana Jones, belongs in a museum...

Date published: June 1, 2016

The Case of the Misplaced Deer

Featuring misplaced deer, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and a dishonest fur trader

Date published: May 31, 2016

New Methods Developed to Assess Climate Model Predictions

Evaluating the predictions associated with climate change just became easier with the development of new statistical methods designed to assess the performance of models producing many of these predictions.

Date published: May 23, 2016

New Research Confirms Continued, Unabated and Large-Scale Amphibian Declines: Local Action Key to Reversing Losses

New U.S. Geological Survey-led research suggests that even though amphibians are severely declining worldwide, there is no smoking gun – and thus no simple solution – to halting or reversing these declines.

Date published: May 4, 2016

The Case of the Unbroken Shrew

Featuring a very unusual tibia...

Date published: May 12, 2014

Partly Cloudy With a Chance of Birds, Bats, and Bugs

Migratory birds provide ecosystem benefits that include pest control, pollination of plants and serve as food sources for other wildlife.  They are also a source of recreation for millions of bird watchers and enthusiasts who provide food and design backyard habitats to attract a variety of species throughout the year.