A Chipmunk's Home

Don't be tripped up by these rodents that live in shallow burrows sometimes under sidewalks.

Bringing Up Baby Foxes

A scientists helps arctic-fox researchers discover that some foxes share dens and some mother foxes mate with more than one male fox to give their offspring the highest chance of...

Creating a Symphony of Steel

How a poor kid from Trinidad developed what became the only new instrument of the century: the steel pan drum. A bio of musician/drum maker Ellie Mannette.

Flying Solo

Personal account of the author's first solo flight at age 16. She's been a pilot and flight instructor for the past two decades.

Harry Truman Lost and Found

U.S. President Harry Truman loses, and finds, his eyeglasses

Jumping Spiders

These spiders don't wait in a web to trap food; they hunt for prey and pounce on it--sometimes leaping twenty times their own body length.

Leonardo's Mysterious Lady

This article discusses a portrait by daVinci called "Lady with an Ermine" along with the detective work by scholars who deduced the identity of the subject.

Mystery of the Mud Nest

Who covers the nest to protect these frogs' eggs and how is it done?

Photographing a Llama Salt Caravan

The author follows a llama salt caravan across the Andes Mountains. He describes his companions two Quechua Indians and their way of life.

Surrounded by Food

Melissa Lehman loves living on a farm--the work may not be easy but it can be "sweet."

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