What’s That Smell?

corpse flower

The corpse flower can sure raise a stink. (Photo credit: Isabelle OHara/Shutterstock)

Its aroma is likened to that of decaying flesh or rotting meat. All who have gotten a whiff firsthand agree it’s a scent you won’t soon forget.  [Read more…]

A Waning Rodent Species and Its Connection to the California Drought

Belding's ground squirrel

Belding’s ground squirrels have a surprising role to play in California’s drought. (Photo credit: iStockphoto/Getty Images)

Are Belding’s squirrels heroes or villains? [Read more…]