Articles by

Jake Buehler

Birds that dive may be at greater risk of extinction

Birds that dive underwater — such as penguins, loons and grebes — may be more likely to...

Chicken DNA is replacing the genetics of their ancestral jungle fowl

Today’s red jungle fowl — the wild forebears of the domesticated chicken — are becoming more chickenlike....

Scientists thought snakes didn’t have clitorises. They were wrong

Female snakes have clitorises too, a new study finds. The research raises the possibility that the sex...

Armored dinos may have used their tail clubs to bludgeon each other

Tanklike armored dinosaurs probably pummeled each other — not just predators — with huge, bony knobs attached...

A parasite makes wolves more likely to become pack leaders

A parasite might be driving some wolves to lead or go solo. Wolves in Yellowstone National Park...

Long considered loners, many marsupials may have complex social lives

Marsupials may have richer social lives than previously thought. Generally considered loners, the pouched animals have a...

Sharks face rising odds of extinction even as other big fish populations recover

After decades of population declines, the future is looking brighter for several tuna and billfish species, such...

A major malaria outbreak in Ethiopia came from an invasive Asian mosquito

In early 2022, malaria cases in the Ethiopian city of Dire Dawa surged, with more than 2,400...