Alberto Ometto

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The New Winnebago: Downsizing the Double-Wide

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Campers have come a long way since the Pierce-Arrow Touring Landau debuted in 1910, complete with a chamber pot.<p>Like other devices that drive our life, today’s models are smaller, more eco-friendly, and can be controlled by a tablet.<p>“The RV has become a kind of app for …

Kenya Burns 15 Tons of Stockpiled Ivory

Changing Planet<p><b>NAIROBI, Kenya —</b> Kenya today burned tons of stockpiled ivory, sending a strong message against elephant poaching and ivory trafficking.<p>The burning is the latest in a series of ivory stockpile destructions by nations across the world. During the past three years, Gabon, Belgium, Chad, …

Pictures: 8 Amazing Animals at Risk From Wildlife Crimes

In observance of the World Wildlife Day's mission of highlighting wildlife crimes, here are some of the animals that fall prey to people's thirst for trophies and exotic cures.

Blue or White Dress? Why We See Colors Differently

In viral debate over dress’ true color, scientists explain why our brains see objects differently.<p>By now, just about everyone who’s paying attention knows the dress is really royal blue and black.<p>A viral debate on social media, which began Thursday night, continued Friday about whether a dress worn …

In Honor of International Polar Bear Day, Spectacular Pictures of a Threatened Species


Rats Remember Who's Nice to Them—and Return the Favor

It's the first time scientists have found direct reciprocation in the animal kingdom.<p>Rats can remember acts of kindness by other rats—and treat them accordingly, a new study says.<p>In experiments, Norwegian rats were most helpful to individuals that had previously helped them—perhaps to try and …