The Name Game

  1. golden wolf and jackal

    Wolves in jackals’ clothing

    Africa’s golden jackals are really a species of wolf and deserve a name change, DNA evidence indicates.

  2. Planetary Science

    A modest Plutonian proposal

    Flagstaff, Echidna, Spock. Naming conventions for the landscapes of Pluto and its moons are proposed ahead of the arrival of the New Horizons probe.