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'Blood moon' eclipse on April 4 will be the shortest of the century

Only the speediest of skywatchers will have a chance to see the total lunar eclipse rising Saturday: NASA predicts that the total phase of the lunar …

Lunar Eclipse

Street Style Trend Report: Fringe Skirts

Street style is our main source of inspiration for the season's best trends and is often where we look to spot them in the first place, as soon as …

Female suicide bomber kills ten in Nigeria's Damaturu

A female suicide bomber has killed at least ten people at Damaturu Central Motor Park, a bus station in the northeast Nigerian city.<p>"There has been an attack on the Damaturu Central Motor Park by a female suicide bomber," Marcos Danladi, the police commissioner of Yobe State, said on Sunday.<p>Danladi …

How 40,000 Tons of Cosmic Dust Falling to Earth Affects You and Me

Our bodies are made of remnants of stars and massive explosions in the galaxies, authors say.<p>Astrophysics and medical pathology don't, at first sight, appear to have much in common. What do sunspots have to do with liver spots? How does the big bang connect with cystic fibrosis?<p>Astrophysicist Karel …

Keeping True to the Nature Coast of Florida

Changing Planet<p>Joe Guthrie paddles a kayak down one of the many creeks of the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, a key protected area along the Nature Coast of Florida. “Chass” and its neighboring conservation properties support a very small and imperiled population of the Florida black bear. …

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Unraveling the Nature and Identity of the Green Man

An enigma spanning thousands of years, the Green Man is a symbol of mysterious origin and history. Permeating various religious faiths and cultures, …

Mourn our lost mammals, while helping the survivors battle back

There was a plague of them and one night I got approximately 300 which had been poisoned in the garden during night. This went on for two or three …

Biodiversity

You Can't Hurry Love: How Slow-Moving Sloths Mate

When one of Earth's slowest mammals mates, "apparently it's very quick."<p>How slow are sloths, generally considered Earth's slowest mammal? Distance moved in a day: often just a few yards. Time at rest: up to 20 hours out of each 24. Metabolism: so slow that the tree-dwelling herbivores climb down to …

Zoology

Rare Picture: Hippo Seen Eating Hippo—and More Cannibals

Though it's rare, animals will eat their own kind when resources are scarce.<p>There’s a new meaning to hungry, hungry hippos: Scientists have documented one of the first instances of cannibalism in the hippopotamus.<p>In 2014, while on safari in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, conservation …

National Parks

Have a Perfect Beach Vacation in Jose Ignacio, Uruguay

The beach party at Playa Vik. Photo courtesy of Playa Vik. From surf shacks to gauchos to mention delicious communal asados on wide Atlantic beaches, it's beach chic with a magical vibe. And you should book your trip now.<p><i>By Christina Ohly for Fathom</i> | Old Montauk meets Malibu in Jose Ignacio and …

The world’s top 25 hotels according to TripAdvisor

IT DOESN’T get much better than an overwater bungalow in the Maldives.

PHOTOS: Where to Go in 2015

Here are the 10 best budget destinations for 2015! From high style and world-class shopping to jaw-dropping scenery and unrivaled art, culture, and …

7 Reasons to Visit Carmel With Kids

Carmel is a destination renowned for its natural beauty, art, food and dog-friendliness. However when it comes to family travel in California, it flies under-the-radar. A closer look reveals that Carmel is a convenient base for exploring the myriad of adventures along the Monterey Peninsula and …