Natural History

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A Long Dried-Up Arm of the Nile Helped Build the Pyramids

The mysteries surrounding ancient monuments like Egypt's pyramids have...
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A Millipede Named After Taylor Swift, and 21 Other Newly Described Species

As taxonomists fill in the blank spaces on the web...

Natural Wonders: Will-o’-the-Wisp

The will-o'-the-wisp is a strange atmospheric light phenomenon seen...
A dugong feeds on the ocean floor, stirring up sediment around it.

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Black and white photo of a Tasmanian tiger

The Jurassic Park Conundrum: Should Extinct Animals Get A Second Chance?

Nearly 30 years after the original "Jurassic Park" hit...

The Real Jaws: The World’s Largest-Ever Shark Was Even Bigger and Faster Than We Thought

Few extinct aquatic animals have captured the popular imagination...
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Dog Walker Discovers Bones of Extinct Giant Bird in New Zealand

A historic discovery in New Zealand proves that curiosity...
An orca looks into the camera

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Grey wolves lick each others faces

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Weekend Warm-Up: Game Hawker

Shawn Hayes is one of the world's best falconers....
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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