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Exploring History and Nature in Cyprus

<i>by Mark Iandolo.</i><p>Equal parts rugged and serene, Cyprus – the small island country in the Mediterranean – has something for everyone. Dive into the sea …

How do birds dive safely at high speeds? New research explains

To surprise their prey, some species of seabirds dive into the water at speeds greater than 50 miles per hour. A human diver entering the water that …

Virginia Tech

Climate Change Is Causing Earlier Springs in National Parks

Three-quarters of parks surveyed are experiencing warmer weather earlier in the year, which could hurt their ability to manage invasive species.<p>The National Park Service was created to protect and preserve the United States’ natural wonders. But what happens when climate change starts to alter …

The World's Tallest Trees and Beyond... Things to See and Do in Redwood National and State Parks

Feast on this, tree huggers: America is home to the largest, oldest, and tallest trees in the world. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in central California is a habitat for the largest tree by volume, the giant Sequoia. Great Basin National Park in Nevada is home to the oldest trees, the …

National Parks

Scientists discover hidden world of Hawaii's coral 'twilight zone'

20-year study of deep reefs finds algae meadows and swaths of continuous coral with the highest rate of species found nowhere else in Earth’s seas<p>The “twilight zone” of Hawaii’s deep coral reefs are home to vast algae meadows and support the highest rates of species found nowhere else in Earth’s …

Habitats

Apes 'can guess what others are thinking', King Kong study finds

The theory was tested on a group of chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans with a homemade video of an actor and another person dressed in a King Kong …

Evolution
List-Worthy

Meerkats revealed as most murderous mammal known to science

The meerkat – the beloved hero of an advert for car insurance – has been unmasked as the most "murderous" mammal known to science.<p>Researchers …

Top 10

14 Places Most Affected by Climate Change

Visit now, before these sites disappear.<p>As ice caps melt and wildfires rage, scientific assertions that climate change is occurring at a rate faster than formerly expected have become manifest in locales around the world. The effects of global warming have put many of the world’s prime travel …

Climate Change

Drone documents Australia's mysterious pink lake from the air

What you're seeing is no optical illusion — it's just Lake Hillier, a naturally pink body of water with only one form of life beneath its mysterious …

Biodiversity

Bet You’ve Never Heard of This Shy, Colorful Monkey

Drill monkeys share a colorful feature with their cousin the mandrill.<p>Ever meet someone so charismatic you wonder: why aren’t you famous?<p>That’s how I feel about the drill monkey. I just "discovered" them, prompting this Weird Animal Question of the Week: So, what’s the drill? And where has this …

No Bee Is an Island: Hawaii Key to Saving America’s Bees

There are nearly 4,000 bee species native to the United States, ranging from the tiny, two-millimeter-long Perdita minima in the Southwest to the …

Why Should We Take Care Of Nature?

Nature is constantly changing, even before the dawn of humanity. From the breakup of Pangaea to the extinction of dinosaurs, from the Sahara Pump to the Ice Age, Earth has completely changed from what it was millions of years ago. Beyond these spontaneous events, initiated by Nature itself, Humans …