Nature

Facts About Tardigrades

Tardigrades, often called water bears or moss piglets, are near-microscopic animals that are almost indestructible and can even survive in outer …

Cool Stuff

10 Towering Facts About Giant Sequoias

What can grow as tall as a skyscraper and live for millennia? That would be the giant sequoia, one of the most impressive tree species on the planet. …

Forests

The sound of a starling murmuration is as mesmerizing as the sight of it

<b>This wildly beautiful short film reveals the sound of thousands of starlings as they approach from afar and swarm overhead.</b><p>You’ve likely seen footage …

Sustainability

Could it be mythical sea serpent Morgawr? Locals mystified by 8ft creature that washed up on Cornish beach

A man who discovered an 8ft mysterious creature on a Cornish beach is asking for help to try to identify the animal.<p>Chris Crane was walking on the …

UK News

Wild boars roam Czech forests – and some of them are radioactive

The Czech Republic has an unusual problem this winter with its wild boar meat, a local delicacy. The boars are radioactive.<p>Actually, it’s not the boars themselves, but what they’re eating. A cold and snowy winter is forcing them to feed on false truffles, an underground mushroom common in the …

Riggenbach: Plant trees as they’re found in nature

If you want to plant a tree, the best first step may very well be a walk in the woods.<p>That’s where you’ll see trees growing the way they want to …

Gardening

Point-of-View Cameras Reveal the Hidden Lives of Dolphins

Thanks to special underwater cameras, scientists are getting a rare glimpse of dolphin life as it occurs far from the tour boats and …

Dolphins

Fossil Of Worm With Largest-Ever Jaw Discovered

This is a photograph showing the holotype of Websteroprion armstrongi.While truly large animals are not so common on land any more — most of them …

Toronto

Scientists tell lampreys to scram

If you've spent much time around North America's Great Lakes, then you're probably familiar with the sea lamprey. The eel-like fish first made its …

Two Protected Elk Found Dead in Western North Carolina

According to a story filed today by the Smoky Mountain News, two young bull elk were found dead on a North Carolina dairy farm on Tuesday, January 31.<p>…

Western North Carolina

Hear, hear! Conservation scientists are listening to nature

The world is noisy.<p>In cities, we find ourselves constantly surrounded by the moan of motors, the screech of sirens, and the prattle of people. So …

Biodiversity

Incredible Encounter Between Hawaii Volcano and the Sea

Kilauea Volcano, situated on Hawaii archipel main island is one of the world most active volcano. Its last irruption, late January, has been …

Cool Stuff

Fossils: Dire Wolf

Fossils: Dire Wolf<p>by:<p>Life reconstruction of Dire wolves and a peccary from Magenity Cave, Indiana (from a painting by Karen Carr, ® Indiana State …

Mammals

Photo: The wild mustangs of California

In The Wild Horses of the Mojave, Suzanne Hurt writes: "Few things invoke images of the Wild West like mustangs. These fast-moving icons of an …

Sustainability

A 'giant among the dwarfs' - new tiny species of bushbaby amazes scientists

In the lush forests of Angola, scientists have come across a new species of galagos or bushbabies - tiny nocturnal primates native to continental …

Biological Species

Blind termites hear killer ants coming millimeters away

They might be close in terms of appearance but ants and termites are far from friends. These little critters share a hostility that can be traced …

Science

Bazaar Travel Guide 2017: Going Wild

Head back to nature and prepare for some close encounters with birds and beasts at these eco-luxe escapes<p>Head back to nature and prepare for some …

Travel

Birds of a feather mob together

Dive bombing a much larger bird isn't just a courageous act by often smaller bird species to keep predators at bay. It also gives male birds the …

Biodiversity

Behold: 4 New Species Of Tiny Frogs Smaller Than A Fingernail

Four newly discovered frog species are so tiny that they can sit comfortably on a fingernail, making them some of the smallest-known frogs in the world.<p>Scientists said in a video that they were "surprised to find that the miniature forms are in fact locally abundant and fairly common." The frogs …

Biodiversity

10 Surprising Facts About Butterflies

Like living fairies, butterflies flutter across flowery meadows on beautiful wings. But put aside your fairy fantasies for a moment and consider that …

Cool Stuff

World’s Rarest Snake Found Alive for First Time in 64 Years

Daily Dispatches from the Sporting World<p>For the first time since 1953, a Cropan’s boa has been captured in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil, according …

Biological Species

How to Visit the Crazy Places in BBC America's 'Planet Earth II' - Condé Nast Traveler

It's easy to forget that many of the locations in BBC America's 'Planet Earth II' are just a trip away.<p><i>Planet Earth II</i>, the follow-up to the award-winning BBC nature documentary series we waited ten long years to see, opens with an appropriately epic shot: A solitary hot air balloon floats over a …

Bald Eagle Checking Its Catch

During a recent trip to the East Coast, three photographers told me about a place along the Susquehanna River in Maryland that I had to stop at to …

China to debut world's first bird 'airport'

Tianjin's wetland sanctuary will serve as a rest-stop for peckish migratory birds traveling along one of the world's major flyways.<p>“Birds” and …

Lifestyle

Iconic scimitar-horned oryx successfully reintroduced in the wild a decade after becoming extinct

Over the past year, conservationists have successfully reintroduced the iconic scimitar-horned oryx antelope in a natural reserve in Chad, more than …

Wildlife

Japan zoo kills 57 snow monkeys due to 'alien genes'

<b>A zoo in northern Japan has culled 57 of its snow monkeys by lethal injection after discovering they carried the genes of an "invasive alien species".</b><p>Takagoyama Nature Zoo in Chiba said DNA testing showed the monkeys had been crossbred with the rhesus macaque.<p>The non-indigenous rhesus macaque is …

UK News

This enormous huntsman spider is Australia's largest (video)

<b>Watch this quick and nimble spider ... that is over 6 inches and said to be the largest one yet discovered.</b><p>Oh, Australia. Land of wonders, like the …

Sustainability

Bears in Italy emerge from hibernation earlier than usual as mountains hit by warm temperatures

Bears in Italy are emerging from hibernation early as a result of unseasonably mild winter temperatures, in an alarming sign of the effects of global warming on Europe’s wildlife.<p>Italy’s population of brown bears is small and closely monitored, which is why environmentalists know that a big adult …

Climate Change

This Battle Between an Octopus and a Crab Has a Surprising Twist

As two divers zeroed in on a fight between a red octopus and a swimmer crab, an unexpected visitor gave their footage a shocking end.<p>There’s always a bigger fish. Or in this case, a seal.<p>In a video shot by filmmakers Connor Gallagher and Patrick Webster, a tense dual between a red octopus and a …

Scuba Diving

Nature says spring is here! Flowers are blooming and frogs are mating. Loudly.

Where’s the snow? Why is it 70 degrees? Yada yada yada — we didn’t have a winter. I don’t want to talk about it. Instead, let’s enjoy the spring transpiring before our eyes.<p>The frogs, they think it’s time to start mating! In the 10 minutes I spent researching frog and toad calls — fascinating — I’m …

Flowers