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features David Suzuki announces retirement from The Nature of Things, says he’s ready to focus more on environmentalism Over his storied career as a science communicator and environmentalist, Suzuki has earned a reputation for many things, but being mild-mannered is not one of them. As he prepares for his next chapter, the 86-year-old said now more than ever, it's his responsibility to call it like it is. More »
features Playing in tune: we might share more musical stylings with animals than we think Could shared musical traits exist between humans and non-human animals? More »
features This Canadian teenager believed he found a lost Maya city when he was 14 years old. How did he do it? With a passion for Maya astronomy, access to Google Earth and a pile of transparency sheets, William Gadoury developed a theory that the Maya built their cities based on constellations in the sky More »
features Unlocking the secrets of the Maya: technology reveals new discoveries about this ancient civilization With each groundbreaking discovery, scientists are literally rewriting Maya history More »
features A not-at-all exhaustive list of how (and how much) animals sleep Koalas sleep for up to 22 hours a day. Horses sleep for as few as 3 hours. Worker ants take up to 250 naps More »
features Cats or dogs: Who’s a better bedmate? There's a clear winner, but science suggests both may be disturbing your sleep More »
features Carbon is not our enemy. We need to understand it to protect our future Carbon: The Unauthorized Biography tells the story of our world, and our present moment, through the eyes of this core element More »
features I trained as a dancer for 15 years, but I never knew why dance was so important to me – until now Making the documentary Why We Dance taught me that humans have to dance: it’s vital to our existence More »
features 8 surprising things you never knew about carbon Carbon is in the news every day for its impact on our planet — but it’s so much more than you think More »
features Flamingos bust a move to attract a mate Flamingos use nine distinct dance moves in their courtship display More »