Collecting Nature: The History of the Herbarium and Natural Specimens offers a collection of collections, a satisfying glimpse into the age-old practice.
AI Can Help Reconstruct Ancient Texts — With Stunning Accuracy
A new deep neural network developed by an AI research lab and university researchers could help epigraphers restore and date fragmentary inscriptions.
On Camouflage and Control in The Velvet Queen
Rather than celebrate intrepid man capturing, and controlling, the magic of “nature,” the film focuses more on how nature watches us.
Tamara Kostianovsky Envisions a Whimsical Slaughterhouse
The animal carcass sculptures are gruesome yet their materials — the artist’s own discarded clothing — lend them some gentleness.
The Loneliest Whale Tries to Find the Internet’s Favorite Whale
“The 52-hertz Whale,” which sings a song at a frequency no other whale uses, is a social media phenomenon. But this film shows that the phenomenon says more about us than whales.
Nathaniel Tarn’s Ode to Romanticism
Tarn’s meditation on the German Romantic poet Friedrich Hölderlin explores both human ecstasy and suffering.
An Artist Develops a Daily Habit of Drawing Plants During COVID-19
A comic artist speaks to artists across the world to see how they — and their practices — have been holding up.
A Cinematic Montage of Natural Disasters Questions Humanity’s Chances of Survival
La Nature is Armenian director Artavazd Pelechian’s first film in nearly three decades.
A Grand Adventure on Nature’s Littlest Stage
The Paul Rudd-narrated documentary series Tiny World takes an up-close look at Earth’s most diminutive denizens.
The Heartwarming Tale of a Man Who Befriended an Octopus
In My Octopus Teacher, filmmaker Craig Foster documents his unusual relationship with an octopus he met while freediving.
How Disney Tricked the World Into Believing Lemmings Commit Mass Suicide
The 1958 nature documentary White Wilderness is one of several films the House of Mouse is less than proud of.
Nature Offers the Best Designs at the Cooper Hewitt Triennial
Objects on display designed to be green substitutes for those that are ecologically harmful or failing are among the most thought-provoking in this exhibition.