Dandelions get no love; even its scientific name seems like a rebuke. And yet the hardy little weed is surprisingly useful: it provides an early food source for bees and nourishment for the soil.
Money doesn’t grow on trees, but once upon a time it burrowed beneath the surface of brackish ponds.
Is our fascination with all things Jaws getting in the way of good science?
No, there aren’t any vineyards on Martha’s Vineyard. Nor are there any wineries. Many a tourist’s hopes have been dashed upon discovering this is not the Napa of the East. Still, there are plenty of wild grapes.
The hidden world of underwater sound is now available to anyone with an Internet connection, thanks to the Watkins Marine Mammal Sound Database presented by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
No one is certain why northern long-eared bats are surviving on the Vineyard when they are dying everywhere else. But the search is on.
The things that only night swimmers and fisherfolk have seen.