The Forgotten variety of Apples

Sophie Krause introduces us to the unexpected diversity of the apple. 

The Echo of Rain

The system that delivers water to California's dry southlands may be what holds the state through its three year drought. By Holly McKelvey.

Road Trip nation

On the road and back out there. Photographs by Christian Whiting.


Networks on the wing

Devices called proximity loggers are helping researchers understand how a barn swallow interacts with its flight-mates—and hinting at what social connectedness could mean for an individual’s wellbeing. By Laura Booth.

What are heirlooms? seeds with stories

Sophie Krause gives us five good reasons to grow heirloom plants this spring.