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A Few of the Amazing Spiders I've Met (Photos)

<i>Julie Larsen Maher is staff photographer for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the first woman to hold the position since the society's</i> …

Insects

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Why cats never became man’s best friend

Dog lovers will find it baffling that cats are the world’s most popular pet. After all, they’re passive-aggressive, emotionally unavailable, and known for their chilly independence—traits that at most qualify felines for the role of “man’s best frenemy.”<p>It turns out, though, there’s an evolutionary …

Pets

Woolly mammoth could be cloned by South Korean scientists

Scientists are considering an attempt to ressurect the extinct woolly mammoth. But concerns have been raised about the ethics of such a project<p>The fierce debate over whether to clone a woolly mammoth has been reignited by a fresh attempt to bring the species back from the dead.<p>South Korean …

Why your cat really loves treats

A newly sequenced cat genome sheds new light on the habits of our favorite felines<p>A cat’s genome has finally been sequenced, and there’s a reason our domesticated furry pals like treats so much.<p>Cats are relative newcomers to the domesticated human world, sauntering onto the scene 9,000 years ago, …

Intricately-Detailed Paper Cut Animals Mimic Ink-Drawn Lines

Berlin-based artist Max Gärtner produces intricate paper cutouts that have the quality of ink-drawn lines. Heads of jaguars, lionesses, and the wings of birds are all crafted using curvy bold marks that create contour, add visual weight, and define form. Large groups of lines wrap around each to …

7 Extremely Strange Animal Facts

Cats, Penguins, Ants, Deer, Dogs, Turtle, and Clams... Y'all crazy.

Supernovas, ice sculptures and star nurseries: Hubble's stellar 25 years

Nestled in orbit just above Earth's atmosphere — the biggest obstacle to space observation from the ground — the Hubble Space Telescope has been able …

Here's What North America Would Look Like On Other Planets

You may think you have a good sense of exactly how big Earth is compared to the other planets in our solar system. But clever new illustrations by John Brady, founder of the website Astronomy Central, put the size of our planet in perspective in the starkest way possible.<p><b>(Story continues below</b> …

Striking Pictures From International Space Station Reveal Gorgeous Earth

The most poignant commercial you’ll watch today is on Google’s homepage

“I dream a world where man, no other man will scorn,” begins Google’s animated tribute to the quintessential poet of the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes, who was born today in 1902.<p>Hughes, regarded as “The Bard of Harlem,” vivified African-American life in the 1920s through poems, novels, short …

Literature

Dreamy Black and White Watercolors by Artist Elicia Edijanto | Colossal

<p>There’s an innate relationship between children and the animal kingdom. Our children sing songs about animals, the have toy animals, they have books …

Art

'Startup' will glitterbomb your least favourite people

Someone ruined your day? Why not take sweet, petty revenge by sending them a surprise envelope full of glitter, guaranteed to get everywhere and …

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The broken-down beauty of Eastern Ukraine, 25 years after the end of the USSR

Before there was a raging civil war that devastated the region’s infrastructure and polarized its population, the Donbass region in Eastern Ukraine was an economically depressed area, far removed from the authority of the central government in Kiev.<p>Historically, Donbass—known officially as the …

Russia

6 reasons why you should quit Facebook

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>Entrepreneur.com</i><i>.</i><p>By Anna James, …