Natural History

Asteroid Apophis Passing Earth

Asteroid Discovery Suggests Origin Of Life on Earth Came From Space

Scientists have long pondered how life began on Earth,...
Brachiosaurus Altithorax Herd And A Flock Of Pterosaurs

Huge Dinosaur Had A Neck Eight Times as Long As A Giraffe’s

In the seemingly endless slew of Jurassic Park spinoffs,...
neanderthal

A Modern Puzzle: Why Did Humans Lose Their Fur?

While human beings have many living ancestors — bonobos,...
view of satellites orbiting Earth

Are Satellite ‘Mega-Constellations’ Ruining Our Night Skies?

The growing number of Earth-orbiting satellites has produced a...
two orca whales swimming together

Overly Dependent Male Orcas Exact Long-Term Toll on Mothers

In news that mothers worldwide will understand, a new...
a still of the textured model of the history of earth's surface

Witness Earth’s ‘Living Skin’ In 100-Million-Year Model of Continental Creep

Sometimes technology allows humans to transcend our feeble senses...
a multi-colored sunflower sea star crawls along the ocean floor

This Multi-Colored, Multi-Limbed Creature Could Save The Pacific Coast

You may not think of starfish as predators, but...
dunkleosteus remains

Meet the ‘Chunkle-osteus’ — Part Fearsome Shark, Part Chunky Tuna

Okay, its name isn't actually Chunkle-osteus. While this ancient and...
A walrus in Scotland

Another Walrus Visits the UK

A huge walrus has made landfall in Scotland, just...
A giant armadillo and young.

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an orca whale

Orca Cares For Pilot Whale Calf in Never Before Seen Behavior

Scientists studying orcas off the west coast of Iceland...
snow leopard in the mountains

‘It’s Their Eyes’: Intimate Snow Leopard Pic Wins Wildlife Photo Contest

Photographs like the one above don't come easily —...
a frog

Frogo Baggins: Scientists Name New Amphibian After J.R.R. Tolkien

When scientists surveying a stream in Rio Negro-Sopladora National...
snarling tiger portrait

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anglerfish female and male

Anglerfish and Their Weird Mating Habits

In the deep sea, anglerfish reign supreme. These demons...

Watch Sun Return Today to Northernmost Arctic Village

Grise Fiord, the northernmost community in North America, enjoyed...
astronaut on Mars

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monster penguin

160Kg Monster Penguin Once Roamed New Zealand

In 2017, a churning tide cracked open 57-million-year-old boulders...
oldest vertebrate brain

Scientists Find World’s Oldest, Best-Preserved Vertebrate Brain

Inside the marble-sized skull of 319 million-year-old fish, scientists...
A Pallas's Cat.

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Newly Discovered ‘Duck’ Dinosaur Had Over 400 Teeth

Even after millions of years, the diversity of dinosaurs...
An image of Io taken by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper imager.

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Glowworm caves

Natural Wonders: Glowworm Caves

In caves throughout New Zealand and Australia, you can...
white-throated kingfisher

Field Guides To Bird Feathers: A Next-Level Tool for Birdwatchers

Ever since Roger Tory Peterson came out with the...

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