Sloane Lipton

15 Flips | 1 Magazine | 4 Likes | 2 Following | 20 Followers | @SloaneLipton | Keep up with Sloane Lipton on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Sloane Lipton”

NGS Video player

Cheetahs Are Dangerously Close to Extinction

Just 7,100 of the big cats remain in the wild, spurring conservationists to call for the species to be declared endangered.<p>The world’s fastest land mammal is racing toward extinction, with the latest cheetah census suggesting that the big cats, which are already few in number, may decline by an …

The 10 Weirdest Animal Stories of 2016

From a shark with a sex organ on its head to a spider with a flashing disco ball, we rounded up Earth's oddest offerings of the year.<p>This was a weird year for many—including Mother Nature.<p>This year brought us two-headed sharks, anal-drumming caterpillars, and a spider with an internal disco …

How long did it take for life to rebound after the death of the dinosaurs?

It doesn't take a very long time to irreversibly change the planet. In just a few dozen millennia — a geologic blink of an eye — three quarters of Earth's living things went extinct 66 million years ago. The cause was probably a massive asteroid impact, possibly accompanied by colossal volcanic …