Articles by

Jonathan Lambert

Pikas survive winter using a slower metabolism and, at times, yak poop

Winter on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau is unfriendly to pikas. Temperatures across the barren, windy highlands routinely dip...

Human cells make a soaplike substance that busts up bacteria

When faced with bacterial invaders, some human cells dispense a surprising substance: soap. These cells, which aren’t...

How one medical team is bringing COVID-19 vaccines to hard-to-reach Hispanic communities

PHILADELPHIA — In a makeshift tent behind a soccer goal and close enough to a taco stand...

Wild donkeys and horses engineer water holes that help other species

Water drives the rhythms of desert life, but animals aren’t always helpless against the whims of weather....

Global inequity in COVID-19 vaccination is more than a moral problem

Months before the first COVID-19 vaccine was even approved, wealthy nations scrambled to secure hundreds of millions...

‘Under a White Sky’ explores whether we must tinker with nature to save it

Under a White SkyElizabeth KolbertCrown, $28 In 1900, the city of Chicago completed a 45-kilometer-long canal...

A new chameleon species may be the world’s tiniest reptile

Hidden beneath the leaf litter of a northern Malagasy forest lives a chameleon so slight that it...

Some electric eels coordinate attacks to zap their prey

One Volta’s electric eel — able to subdue small fish with an 860-volt jolt — is scary...