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Behold The Most Hilarious Wildlife Photos of 2017

Wildlife photographer Tibor Kércz would spend a few nights each year camped out in a tent near a tree, hoping to capture photos of little owls and …

Viral

Spectacular Highlights of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

With less than one month left to enter the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards, the coordinators—World Photography Organisation—have recently released a selection of the impressive entries so far. Submissions come from photographers all over the world—of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels. …

Photography

Groom films terrifying moment new wife is attacked by shark on their honeymoon

A groom filmed the terrifying moment his bride was attacked by a shark while the couple were on honeymoon in the Caribbean.<p>The footage shows Sarah …

South Carolina

Why China's Freezing

A well-meaning anti-pollution push turned into a debacle.<p>China is suffering from a frigid winter, but it can't blame Mother Nature alone. Late last week, following a widespread uproar, officials reversed a policy banning some provinces from using coal for heat -- which had the inadvertent but …

China

How The Food Industry Uses Cavitation, The Ocean's Most Powerful Punch

Throughout history, being on the receiving end of anything involving cavitation, a miniscule underwater implosion, has been bad news. Millions of years before humans discovered cavitation — and promptly began avoiding it, given its tendency to chew up machinery — the phenomenon has provided the …

Craft Brewing

The 11 Weirdest Animal Stories of 2017

From cannibalistic chimps to a new species of purple frog, here are our picks for Mother Nature's best gifts of 2017.<p>Nature never ceases to amaze—and so it was in 2017. This year brought us shark-eating alligators, birds feeding goldfish, and a badger that buried a cow—all by itself.<p>So those of you …

Biological Species

Family of elephants salute rescuers for saving their little calf

Determined rescuers successfully saved a baby elephant from an abandoned well in India recently, and its family couldn't be more thankful.<p>According …

Cats

Mysterious signals are probably coming from space every second and no one can explain why

It started in 2001, a brilliant burst of light breached the skies. The event had released as much power as 500 million suns. Just a few milliseconds later, the signal had vanished. Astronomers call these powerful flashes Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs).<p>Since 2001, about 30 have been identified. But, new …

Astrophysics

How soon will the 'ice apocalypse' come?

An emotive article on the ‘ice apocalypse’ by Eric Holthaus describes a terrifying vision of catastrophic sea level rise this century caused by climate change and the collapse of the Antarctic ice sheet. But how likely is this – and how soon could such a future be here?<p>I’ve been gripped by the …

Climate Change

How the Beach Benefits Your Brain, According to Science

Recent studies show that the beach is one of the best places to alleviate stress and heal your brain.<p>There is something soothing about the sound of ocean waves, the smell of salt water, and the feeling of warm sand beneath our toes. Having grown up near the beach, I always classified my happiness …

Wellness

Aerial Pictures Reveal a Wild Arctic Wonderland

Florian Ledoux wants his photography to tell the story of the region, and help to save it in the process.<p>Wild and bracingly beautiful, the Arctic captured photographer Florian Ledoux’s heart at age ten. “The scale of the landscape and the incredible species that live there draw me to the Arctic. I …

Photography

Deep in The Ocean, There's a 'Shadow Zone' Where The Water Is 2,000 Years Old

An airless, mysterious abyss.<p>The oldest water in the ocean didn't reach its advanced years by accident.<p>Deep in the North Pacific, a vast stretch of …

Oceans

Rescuers save six beached sperm whales in Indonesia

<b>(CNN) —</b> A desperate rescue attempt managed to save half of a pod of sperm whales which beached off the coast of Aceh, Indonesia.<p>WWF Indonesia said 10 whales were stranded on Monday, seven of whom were returned to the water thanks to the efforts of the navy and locals.<p>Three whales died on the beach, …

Biological Species

Should we try to fix global warming with fake volcanic eruptions? TBD.

There could be unintended consequences.<p>With heat-trapping carbon emissions on the rise again, researchers are looking for ways to turn down the thermostat while humanity gets itself under control. One potential solution? Try to copy volcanic eruptions. But in addition to adjusting the temperature, …

Climate Change

16,000 scientists sign dire warning to humanity over health of planet

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 16,000 scientists from 184 countries have published a second warning to humanity advising that we need to change our wicked ways to help the planet.<p>In 1992, 1,700 independent scientists signed the "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity." The letter warned that "human beings and …

Climate Change

A Rare 'Medicane' May Form in the Mediterranean Sea Late This Week

Weather<p>A Rare 'Medicane' May Form in the Mediterranean Sea Late This Week<p>By Linda Lam<p>2 hours ago<p>weather.com<p>01:34<p>Harvey America's First $200 Billion …

Weather

Rare, wild alligator snapping turtle found in Illinois — the first in 30 years

The first wild alligator snapping turtle found in Illinois in 30 years might have wandered a creek's depths "like a zombie," the last of its kind in the region.<p>That's according to University of Illinois researchers who reported recently in the <i>Southeastern Naturalist</i> journal on a rare find that …

Nature

This Shark From Prehistoric Times Is Back To Freak Us All Out

This creature may have inspired legends of sea serpents.<p>The phrase “they don’t make ’em like they used to” definitely applies to a rare shark found off the southern coast of Portugal.<p>The shark in question is a frilled shark, a species that is considered a “living fossil” because remains of the …

Oceans

This Incredible Footage Shows CRISPR Editing DNA in Real Time

This has never been seen before.<p>Want to see something that makes scientists gasp? Feast your eyes on this video, showing a direct observation of …

Stunning new photos show the faces of animals on the verge of extinction

Photographer Tim Flach is renowned for his photos that show the emotional — or human — side of animals.<p>Flach's images often capture creatures' moods, expressions, and gestures in ways that make us rethink our relationship with the natural world.<p>His newest book, "Endangered", includes text by …

Autumn in the UK: Pictures

England

Unbelievable: Snow forecast for Cape Town from tomorrow

By Thursday evening, most snowfalls should cease as the moisture is pushed out to sea. The peak of Ben Macdui in the Eastern Cape, is expected to get …

Physicists Shrink Plans for Next Major Collider

Limited funding and a dearth of newly discovered particles are forcing physicists to cut back plans for their next major accelerator project: a …

A Beluga Whale Living With Dolphins Swapped Her Language For Theirs

She's just trying to fit in.<p>A captive beluga whale has done something amazing: she has seemingly "learned" another language and adopted it over her …

Biological Species

6 ways climate change and disease helped topple the Roman Empire

Americans have always loved to compare themselves to the ancient Romans. Our political language and ideology are suffused with Latin influences like “capitol,” “forum,” and “senate”; the neoclassical style is our federal architecture; our very model of a constitutional republic is deeply indebted …

Climate Change

We are breeding a world full of creatures that cannot survive

Promoting Change<p>Humanity isn’t above thinking we know what’s best for our animal neighbors. Over the centuries, we’ve taken in various animal species …

Jurassic Park

When a hurricane finally passes, it spreads deadly disease in its wake

The end of a storm can spell the beginning of a disaster.<p>Most of the damage caused by a hurricane is obvious—roofs ripped off buildings, homes flooded, downed electrical lines. But long after the eye of the storm has passed, big storms can continue to spread disaster.<p>Hurricane Irma gained global …

Hurricane Jose Lurks Out To Sea As Maria Bears Down On Puerto Rico

In the violent world of 2017’s hurricane season the one that destroyed the least will go into the record books for being around the longest.<p>Hurricane …

Weather

Is the Earth’s Climate History Largely a Fraud?

(John Hinderaker)Liberals want us to turn control of our economy over to them, not because their stewardship has been successful in the past–heh–but …

Climate Change