Raven ‘queen’ missing from Tower of London, feared dead

One of the iconic ravens that resides in the Tower of London is missing, and officials fear the worst. Will the tower fall, as legend warns? (Probably not.) Merlina, a female raven (Corvus corax), joined the corvid community at the tower in 2007, and has reigned since then as “the ruler of the roost,” tower representatives […]

Peter Raven addresses earth’s dwindling resources, the value of science-informed outreach

The BioScience Talks podcast features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences. In a career-spanning installment of the journal BioScience‘s In Their Own Words oral history series, Missouri Botanical Garden President Emeritus Peter Raven illuminates numerous topics, sharing insights related to the sustainability of human civilization, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the importance of […]