How Tiny Rodents Take the Place of Mastodons in an Ancient Ecosystem

Scientists believe that thousands of years ago, megafauna like mastadons helped disperse the enormous seeds of many plants. They'd eat the seeds, and then deposit them in their wanderings. But, with those creatures millennia dead, how do these plants still survive? In one case, it due to thievery-loving rodents. »7/20/12 5:40pm7/20/12 5:40pm

Celebrating Charles R. Knight, the artist who first brought dinosaurs and megafauna to life

Charles R. Knight was a wildlife illustrator whose career spanned the era when dinosaurs first captured the public imagination in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Unlike other nature artists of his generation, Knight realized that the same skills he used to capture the beauty of wild animals could be… »3/07/12 8:10pm3/07/12 8:10pm