Jessica Garcia Lopez

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41 Things You Should Know Before Getting A Dog

Get ready for your new best buddy!<p>Emergency vet visits can be costly, so consider that before you bring home your buddy.<p>If you don't have the time to devote to a little tyke, consider adopting an older, house-trained dog through your local animal shelter or on Petfinder.<p>Talk with the staff at the …

New Photos of Dwarf Planet Ceres Reveal Mysterious Bright Spots

As NASA's Dawn spacecraft races toward a March 6 arrival at the icy world, puzzling features come into view.<p>New images of the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest body in the asteroid belt, reveal a world that's even stranger than scientists expected.<p>The 590-mile-wide (950 kilometers) icy world is …

Astronomy

Is a Tomato a Fruit? It Depends on How You Slice It

Everybody knows the difference between a fruit and a vegetable, right? Fruits are tempting and scrumptious. Adam and Eve, unable to resist one, were booted from the blissful Garden of Eden; a fruit kicked off the Trojan War; and a fruit so seduced kidnapped Persephone in the Underworld that she …

Rare megamouth shark washes ashore in Philippines

Only discovered in 1976, the megamouth shark is one of a kind, scientifically speaking.<p>A man peers into the mouth of a megamouth shark that washed …

Fish

A mighty pack of 300 manatees keeps taking over a Florida wildlife park

Call your families and tell them you love them because the manatees have started their revolution.<p>On Feb. 3, more than 300 manatees, or sea cows, …

40 Breathtaking Portraits Capture The True Beauty Of Wildlife

Photographer Brad Wilson goes up close and personal with some of the most gorgeous — and deadly — creatures in the world.<p>For his photo series <i>Affinity I</i> and <i>Affinity II</i>, Wilson brought a variety of gorgeous, and sometimes lethal, wild animals into his studio for their close-ups. Posing them as he …

The World Has Lost 52 Percent of Its Wildlife In the Past 40 Years. What This Means For Our Future

On a daily basis, we rarely consider our actions and the indelible impact they have on the planet and its nonhuman inhabitants. Our vision is often …

Dragons, Memory & Navigating the Globe Using Only Your Wits - Facts So Romantic

<i>Terra incognita</i>. Unknown land. You may be familiar with this Latin phrase, which most notably appears on old maps, sometimes next to images of …

Piri Reis Map: Evidence of a Very Advanced Prehistoric Civilization?

A map created by Turkish admiral and cartographer Piri Reis in 1513 has intrigued scholars both mainstream and alternative since it was discovered in …

Maps

This is What Happens When a “UFO” is Tracked on Military Radar

I'm in!<p>Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) are grabbing the attention of more people everyday, and for good reason. Obviously, if there are unknown …

6 Stories Of Alien Abduction That Will Make You Want To Believe

Best read late at night, of course.

Paranormal

A 7,700-year-old case of death during childbirth in Siberia

If childbirth is still today one of the most dangerous things a woman can do, imagine how dangerous it was 7,700 years ago, before modern medicine. …

Ten Mysterious Examples of Rock Art from the Ancient World

Rock paintings and engravings are among the world’s oldest continuously practiced art form and are as diverse as the wide-ranging cultures and …

Newfound 'Gospel of the Lots of Mary' discovered in ancient text

A 1,500-year-old book that contains a previously unknown gospel has been deciphered. The ancient manuscript may have been used to provide guidance or encouragement to people seeking help for their problems, according to a researcher who has studied the text.<p>Written in Coptic, an Egyptian language, …

10 magnificent minimalist GIFs by Florian de Looij

GIF: gif.flrn.nl<p>Here are some of my favorite very simple animations by artist and GIF-master Florian de Looij.<p>More from him: portfolio, and GIF …

GIF Animations

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

Science Is Beautiful: The Human Body Under The Microscope

A new book showcases the magnificent micro-world<p><i>Science Is Beautiful</i>, a new book by Colin Salter, is a compilation of images that show what the human body looks like under a microscope. With an artistic eye, the book showcases cells, microbes, and more. Here are some of our favorite images from</i> …

This Artist Uses Banana Peels To Create Eye-Catching Art

It's pretty un-peel-lievable.

Stunning Pictures: Ten of the Rarest Animals on Earth

Japanese Army Builds Gigantic Star Wars Snow Sculpture

May the force be with you! The 66th annual Sapporo Snow Festival kicked off today and the most impressive snow sculpture of all features Darth Vader, his three stormtroopers and TIE fighters. This Star Wars snow sculpture was created by Japan's army troopers, or the 11th Brigade of the Ground …

Rarely Seen Moonfish, Size of Manhole Cover, Caught on Camera

The opah, or moonfish, is a camera-shy animal that researchers know little about.<p>Its squat body and flimsy-looking pectoral fins may not scream speed-demon.<p>But the opah, or moonfish, is actually quite fast, and can run with the big boys like tuna and swordfish. That's just one of many surprising …

Rare Shark That Inspired Sea Monster Myths Is Caught

Frilled sharks are rarely seen denizens of the deep that resemble their dinosaur-era ancestors.<p>With its gaping, tooth-filled mouth and its slender, eel-like body, it’s not hard to see why scientists think the frilled shark may have inspired ancient tales of sea monsters. Looking like something out …

Rare And 'Horrific': Frilled Shark Startles Fishermen In Australia

Normally, we wouldn't call something a living fossil. But the name seems tailor-made for the frilled shark, whose roots are traced to 80 million years ago. Its prehistoric origins are obvious in its primitive body; nearly all of the rare animal's closest relatives are long extinct.<p>In the most …