Our impact on the natural and built worlds
A scientific mystery straight out of an Agatha Christie novel.
French authorities thought uranium had been stolen for rogue atomic bombs. The truth was much more incredible.
We all know how much the automobile changed the world for people. This episode explores how drastically it changed—and harmed—wildlife.
Explore the contradictions of Korea’s biggest natural wildlife refuge: the war-ravaged border between the North and South known as the DMZ.
Learn how the daring heist of an anatomical wonder forever sullied the reputation of a great scientist.
An entomologist from Texas supposedly came up with ‘the single most original idea’ to eradicate screwworms.
Find out what a strange little sparrow can teach us about love, sex, and human biology.
How a steam-powered automobile in 1869 snuffed out the life of the brilliant naturalist and astronomer Mary Ward.
Scientists know how other animals’ bodies will change in warmer climates, but how will human beings respond?
How greed—and a group of Nazi prisoners—killed off one of the most iconic birds in American history: the ivory-billed woodpecker.