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Which of These Snakes Is the Fiercest of Them All?:

January 17th, 2017



Massive Alligator Caught on Video Is Not a Hoax:

January 17th, 2017



Pictures Reveal One of the Last Unexplored Places on Earth:

January 17th, 2017



82 Dolphins Die in Mysterious Mass Stranding:

January 17th, 2017



Divers Remove a Fist-Sized Hook From a Shark's Mouth–By Hand:

January 15th, 2017



A Nightmare Disease Haunted Ships During Age of Discovery:

January 15th, 2017



Morgan Freeman Searches for the Divine:

January 14th, 2017



7 Amazing Animal Organs People Don't Have:

January 14th, 2017



Inside the Creepy Collections of an Oddities Museum:

January 13th, 2017



Turning Images of Earth Into Abstract Art:

January 13th, 2017



The Controversial History of Martin Luther King Day:

January 13th, 2017



Iran's Centuries-Old Windmills May Soon Stop Turning:

January 13th, 2017



Rare Ruby Seadragon Caught on Video for First Time:

January 13th, 2017



Stunning Pictures Show an Alien Moon Eerily Like Earth:

January 12th, 2017



Monkey Tries to Mate With Deer in First Ever Video:

January 12th, 2017

Why did a male macaque mount a sika deer in Japan? Scientists have some theories.


New Species of Primate Is Named After ‘Star Wars’:

January 11th, 2017



Stunning 360 Pictures Reveal Tops of Giant Sequoias:

January 11th, 2017



Exclusive: Biggest Worries, Wins of U.S. Disease Control Chief:

January 11th, 2017



Rhinos Use Poop Piles Like a Social Network:

January 11th, 2017

Forget Facebook: Rhinos get their gossip by sniffing feces at a communal latrine, a new study says.


First Bumblebee Declared Endangered in U.S.:

January 10th, 2017



Look Inside Russia's Wildest Nature Reserves—Now Turning 100:

January 10th, 2017



Tarantula Found Eating a Snake in Wild for First Time:

January 10th, 2017



Crackdown Could Help End Giant Clam Poaching in Critical Reefs:

January 10th, 2017

New regulations in southern China aim to protect coral reefs by putting an end to the thriving trade in giant clam carvings and other handicrafts.


Rediscovering the Earth in the Footsteps of Our Ancestors:

January 10th, 2017

Four years ago Paul Salopek's global storytelling odyssey, the Out of Eden Walk, began in Ethiopia. He is now poised to trek into China.


Two New Bug Species Have All-Pink Females:

January 9th, 2017



Why California’s Ancient Sequoia ‘Tunnel Tree’ Toppled:

January 9th, 2017



Watch a Female Hare Battle Male Suitors:

January 9th, 2017



Fly Through a Huge Volcanic Cave With These Stunning 3-D Scans:

January 9th, 2017



11 Ways to See How Climate Change Is Imperiling the Arctic:

January 8th, 2017



These Simple Laws Explain How the World Works:

January 8th, 2017



See Earth and Its Moon From Mars in Stunning New NASA Photo:

January 7th, 2017



How the World's Smallest Birds Survive the Winter:

January 7th, 2017

"Little Arnold Schwarzeneggers," hummingbirds are tough—so tough they've evolved a clever way of coping with the cold.


Exotic Pet Ban May Mean Fewer Cheetahs Posing With Fancy Cars:

January 6th, 2017

The United Arab Emirates has passed a law prohibiting residents from owning certain wild animals.


Gorilla Made Famous by Dian Fossey 'Returns From the Dead':

January 6th, 2017

Feared dead a few months ago, a silverback named Cantsbee has reappeared from the mist.


How to See a Star Explode in 2022:

January 6th, 2017



Watch Shark Come Within Inches of Divers in 'Magical' Encounter:

January 6th, 2017



Why Tilikum, SeaWorld's Killer Orca, Was Infamous:

January 6th, 2017



Tarantulas May Be 'Right-Handed':

January 6th, 2017

Once thought uniquely human, a preference for the right or left side seems to also occur among wild animals.


Face of 9,500-Year-Old Man Revealed for First Time:

January 5th, 2017



Black Hole at Galaxy's Heart Launches Planet-Size 'Spitballs':

January 5th, 2017



Chile Fever - Feel the Energy:

January 4th, 2017



Watch: 6-Foot Snake and Her Babies Rescued From Backyard:

January 4th, 2017



Strange Radio Bursts Seen Coming From a Galaxy Far, Far Away:

January 4th, 2017



Controversial SeaWorld Orca Shows End in California, but Continue Elsewhere:

January 4th, 2017



Maps Reveal How Global Consumption Hurts Wildlife:

January 4th, 2017



Watch Superdeadly Snake Swallow Another Snake Whole:

January 3rd, 2017



World's Oldest Known Orca Presumed Dead:

January 3rd, 2017



A Historic Explorer Leads the Way on an Epic African Journey:

January 1st, 2017



New Year’s Shooting Stars and 6 More Great Sky Events in January:

January 1st, 2017



Watch a Live Snake Get Pulled out of a Toilet:

December 30th, 2016



China to Shut Down Its Ivory Trade by the End of 2017:

December 30th, 2016

Advocates say that the move by the world’s largest consumer of ivory could help save Africa’s remaining elephants.


Why Newton Believed a Comet Caused Noah's Flood:

December 30th, 2016



Walruses Found Using Birds as Toys for First Time:

December 29th, 2016

Scientists have observed young walruses engaging in complex play rarely seen in non-primates—but the details are a bit macabre.


Top 7 Must-See Sky Events for 2017:

December 29th, 2016



In the Operating Room During Gender Reassignment Surgery:

December 29th, 2016



Two New National Monuments Created in Utah and Nevada:

December 29th, 2016



Rare Ocelot Kittens Caught on Camera:

December 28th, 2016



The Unconventional Life of the Snake Man of India:

December 28th, 2016



Watch How Drones Fight Pirate Fishing From the Sky:

December 28th, 2016



Cheetahs Are Dangerously Close to Extinction:

December 28th, 2016



Hazardous 9/11 Dust Made Newborn Babies Smaller:

December 27th, 2016



Vera Rubin, Pioneering Astronomer, Dies at 88:

December 27th, 2016



7 Ways Wildlife Won in 2016:

December 27th, 2016

From the closure of the U.S. ivory market to the crackdown on captive tiger facilities like the famous Tiger Temple, we rounded up some of this year's most important victories over wildlife crime.


Pearl Harbor Shipwreck Reveals World War II Treasures:

December 27th, 2016



Why Children Make the Best Environmentalists:

December 26th, 2016



Star-Gazing Women Made Trail-Blazing Discoveries:

December 25th, 2016



'Mouse Kabobs' and Saliva: Why Animals Give Strange Gifts:

December 24th, 2016

Let's just say it often involves sex.


Historic Pictures Show the Hidden Women of the Space Race:

December 23rd, 2016



Vintage Maps Rekindle the Romance of Early Air Travel:

December 23rd, 2016



5 Gross Animals That Won Our Hearts in 2016:

December 23rd, 2016



Finding a Home for Unused Medical Supplies:

December 23rd, 2016



As Groundwater Dwindles, a Global Food Shock Looms:

December 22nd, 2016



Watch a Newborn Elephant Rescued and Reunited With Its Mother:

December 22nd, 2016



One of Earth's Most Dangerous Supervolcanoes Is Rumbling:

December 22nd, 2016



Will We Soon Be Riding on Solar Roads? The Idea Gains Traction:

December 22nd, 2016

Countries—U.S., France, Netherlands—are testing ways to pave roads with solar panels. Their plans have skeptics.


The 10 Best First-of-Their Kind Videos in 2016:

December 22nd, 2016



25 Years On, Collapse of Soviet Union Still Brings Cheers—and Tears:

December 22nd, 2016



#BestSpots Contest Highlights Why Animals Have Spots:

December 21st, 2016



War-Torn Yemen Is Letting Its Zoo Animals Starve to Death:

December 21st, 2016

The 265 animals in Yemen’s Taiz zoo, including rare leopards, haven’t been fed for days. The government is rejecting proposals to save them.


How Nat Geo Captured the Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union:

December 21st, 2016



Exclusive: Stunning New Photos of Isolated Tribe Yield Surprises:

December 21st, 2016



How a Hand Puppet Is Helping Millions of Ethiopian Kids:

December 21st, 2016



How to See a Meteor Shower During the Winter Solstice:

December 21st, 2016



These People Are Using the Word of God to Save Animals:

December 21st, 2016

With no end in sight to the illegal wildlife trade, secular organizations are working with religious leaders to help combat poaching and sales of animals and plants.


5 Animals Helped by Obama's Arctic and Atlantic Oil Drilling Ban:

December 21st, 2016



The Best Maps of 2016:

December 20th, 2016



The 10 Weirdest Animal Stories of 2016:

December 20th, 2016

From a shark with a sex organ on its head to a spider with a flashing disco ball, we rounded up Earth's oddest offerings of the year.


Watch Salmon Swim Across a Road in Frenzied Run:

December 20th, 2016



Winter Solstice Is Coming—Year’s Shortest Day Explained:

December 20th, 2016



Inside America’s Shocking WWII Propaganda Machine:

December 19th, 2016



Rainbow Snake, Klingon Newt Among 163 Newfound Species:

December 19th, 2016

All were found in 2015 in the biodiverse Greater Mekong Region of Southeast Asia.


What Photographing a Father-Son Hunt Taught Me About Manhood:

December 19th, 2016



Saving Cambodia's Ancient Silk Legacy:

December 19th, 2016



Our 10 Favorite Animal Videos of 2016:

December 19th, 2016



Up Close: From a Car-Licking Moose to a Blood-Dripping Vulture:

December 18th, 2016



The Mysterious Discovery of a Continent That Wasn't There:

December 18th, 2016



Watch a Bobcat Catch a Monster Fish:

December 17th, 2016



Why Cats Poop on Your Bed and Other Odd Pet Behaviors:

December 17th, 2016

Our furred and feathered companions do some mystifying things—here are some we can misinterpret.


Watch a Mesmerizing Swarm of Starlings:

December 16th, 2016



Disco Spider Pulsates With Color, Baffling Scientists:

December 16th, 2016

"I haven't seen anything like it," scientist says of the flashy arachnid from Asia.


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