Natural History

Solar Storm Causes Spectacular Aurora

Besides blooming flowers, spring is also the aurora season,...
The fiery pit at night

Darvaza Gas Crater: Welcome to “The Gates of Hell”

Deep in the Karakum Desert of Turkmenistan lies the...
Walrus on rock

“Gi-normous” Walrus Turns Up in Ireland

It might have fallen asleep on an iceberg, says...
Forked lightning strikes a lake at night

Natural Wonders: Catatumbo Lightning

A lake in Venezuela gets 250 lightning strikes per...

Floating Ships: Mirages and How They Work

Within days of each other, two images of floating...
Site of the fossil forest

Natural Wonders: The Fossil Forest on Axel Heiberg Island

A 50-million-year-old forest of real wood lies on an...
Eternal Flame Falls

Natural Wonders: Eternal Flame Falls

In Western New York, leaking natural gas from deep...

Natural Wonders: China’s Zhangye Danxia

Great works of art take time. The Zhangye Danxia...

Natural Wonders: Blood Falls, Antarctica

Blood Falls, Antarctica is a rare natural wonder that...

Vietnam’s Wildlife: A (Pretty) Good News Story

In 2019, The New York Times published a compelling...

Natural Wonders: China’s Red Beach

One of the rarest sights in the world, China's...

Six Rangers Killed in Congo’s Virunga Park

Six rangers were ambushed and shot to death yesterday...

Natural Wonders: Namibia’s Fairy Circles

Some natural phenomena are so weird that they seem...

Trinidad’s Pitch Lake: The Wonder of the Caribbean

Sometimes, the natural world is not just beautiful, it's...

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