Natural History

Artists interpretation of a plesiosaur in the water.

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Natural Wonders: Red Rain

Red rain, also known as blood rain, looks downright...
A stingray is lit up my a light on the sea floor.

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A close view of a black widow spider. A small black spider with red dots along the back.

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Apocalypse Then: The Volcanic Winter of 536AD

It is easy for us to believe that 2020...

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Great Survival Stories: Surviving a Mega-Tsunami

The term 'mega-tsunami' is not the title of a...
The Giant's Causeway. An area of hexagonal stones clumped together extending into the ocean. A man with a backpack stands on these looking out to sea.

Natural Wonders: Basalt Columns

We all remember that iconic shot of Wyoming's Devil's...

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The Candiru, Every Guy’s Ultimate Nightmare

The candiru may be as small as a toothpick,...

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A river of plastic garbage in the ocean

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A ‘Yellow Brick Road’ at the Bottom of the Ocean?

It may not be the brick road to the...

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Natural Wonders: Breathing Forest

Forests are the lungs of the Earth. The little...

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Counterpoint: The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Is Almost Certainly Extinct

We recently published a story about North American birding's...
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Scientists Discover Six Tiny, New Species of Frogs in Mexico

A team of researchers has found six previously unidentified...
Ivory-billed woodpecker illustration by Kretschmer and Schmid 1878. Image: Shutterstock

Has the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Escaped Extinction After All?

For many years, American Ivory-billed woodpeckers inhabited the dense...

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Natural Wonders: Gravity Hills

There are peculiar spots around the world where the...

Natural Wonders: Pingualuit Crater

In the Nunavik region of northern Quebec, not far...

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