Articles by

Jonathan Lambert

Light-colored feathers may help migrating birds stay cool on long flights

From teeny hummingbirds to giant whooping cranes, roughly half of the world’s more than 10,000 bird species...

Climate change may be shrinking tropical birds

In a remote corner of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, researchers have spent decades catching and measuring birds in...

Baleen whales eat (and poop) a lot more than we realized

Whalers have plucked giant whales from the sea for much of the last century, reducing their numbers...

Scientists found modern domestic horses’ homeland in southwestern Russia

Much of human history was made astride, or beside, a horse. The animal’s stolid speed and strength...

An easier, greener way to build molecules wins the chemistry Nobel Prize

Making molecules is hard work. Atoms must be stitched together into specific arrangements through a series of...

Bloodthirsty vampire bats like to drink with friends over strangers

Vampire bats may be bloodthirsty, but that doesn’t mean they can’t share a drink with friends. Fights...

Streetlights, especially super bright LEDs, may harm insect populations

Moths flock to streetlights, bewitched by their luminous brilliance. But bathing in brightness all night seems to...

Probiotics help lab corals survive deadly heat stress

Warming seas threaten to turn coral reefs from kaleidoscopes of color into bleached fields of rubble. To...