The Plate We come from dirt, and to it we shall return someday. The universal symbolism of this concept is clear in our burial rites. In western Christian funeral services, the phrase “ashes to ashes,
Science & InnovationLaelaps Name: Bretzia pseudalces Meaning: “Bretz’s false moose”, named for geologist J. Harlan Bretz and the moose-like shape of the deer’s antlers. Age: About 5 million years ago.
2 climbers crawled through a suffocatingly tiny cave and discovered a new human ancestor that could be 'one of the greatest
A couple of cavers stumbled across the remains of at least 15 individuals in South Africa's Cave of Stars. The species, which is named Homo naledi ("naledi" means "star" in the South African language had
A captivating primer on our fellow primates, from belligerent baboons to brilliant macaques. We share this planet we call home with an astonishing array of equally astonishing creatures. But, perhaps we
Sometimes it's what's inside that counts Sure, it might look like the Tick, but the blue bug pictured above is more creepy-crawly than dramatic superhero. It's a new species of millipede, identified using
Science & InnovationCuriously Krulwich Our story starts quietly in a museum. In a cabinet. There, in the dark, sits a small batch of seeds: Persian silk tree seeds. They come from China. They were taken,
Stop and smell (and eat) the flowers. Take a moment and do a word association with lavender: Soap. Light purple. Fragrant. I bet you’re less than five thoughts in before you begin reciting that old English
San Francisco-based artist Tiffanie Turner has had a lifelong obsession with botanicals, expressing her adoration in the form of incredibly realistic paper flowers. Using delicate crepe material, she soft-looking
We've been following fine art photographer Kirsty Mitchell for years as she revealed new chapters of her enchanting Wonderland series. The self-proclaimed “artist with a camera” released image after image
Pinky the dolphin is a mythical-looking creature who is quickly capturing the hearts of people around the world. Though we're used to dolphins typically having a blue/grey tint, Pinky is actually pink!
This past Sunday, the renowned Corso Zundert parade made its way through the streets of Zundert, Netherlands. Giant floats adorned with hundreds of thousands of dahlia flowers were welcomed by an eager
Native American artist George Redhawk creates eerily beautiful gifs even though he's legally blind. With help from computer software, the designer utilizes the art of gif-making to show others how he the