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Two gangs flow ivory from the wild to Mombasa, and then to the market.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

How fat interacts with our taste buds.

Karin Heineman, ISTV Executive Producer

Early exposure changes this songbird’s social life.

Alison F. Takemura, Contributor

Even in a perfect environment, DNA still needs defenses against oxidation.

Sara Rennekamp, Contributing Editor

Small, sneaky males invade mating sessions of the plainfin midshipman.

Alison F. Takemura, Contributor

The so-called "five-year rule" of exceptional Bordeaux vintages could indicate a shift in climate patterns.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

Firefly proteins light up certain plants to reveal root system behavior.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

New technology gives whales a flying checkup.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

The vintages of South Dakota may surprise you.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

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