Since 1500, more than 320 land animals have gone extinct. Populations of the remaining species show a 25 percent average decline.
It’s always a good hair day for a hairy pink squat lobster (Lauriea siagiani). These little guys live on sponges in the western Indo-Pacific.
A newly-discovered species suggests that feathers were much more common among dinosaurs than once thought.
These baby loggerhead sea turtles hatched from their eggs and began their march to the sea on Friday night, July 25, around 9 p.m.
Some 71% to 87% of the iron in North Atlantic seawater may have originated in dust from the Sahara desert.
According to unconfirmed reports, the second hole is about 30 kilometers (20 miles) away from a first large hole in Russian permafrost, reported earlier this month.
This map shows the amount of water stored in underground aquifers in the U.S. on July 7, 2014, in contrast to the average from 1948 to 2009.
Next time you see crepuscular rays or sunrays extending from the horizon … turn around. You might catch a glimpse of elusive anticrepuscular rays.
Nature itself puts up a roadblock to hurricane prediction – minor variations in the atmosphere – too small for seasonal forecast models to capture.
Shot in Joshua Tree National Park in California. Relax … and enjoy the night sky.
Some mammals – dogs, monkeys dolphins – do show facial expressions akin to human smiles. But in sharks and other fish, the parts of the brain related to feelings are much less developed.
The last below-average global temperature for June was in 1976 and the last below-average global temperature for any month was February 1985.
You call them starfish? They’re brilliant by any name.
If the Yellowstone supervolcano were to erupt today, it would have major, perhaps catastrophic, consequences.
“Love prefers twilight to daylight”
- Oliver Wendall Holmes
Scientists are back from a first exploration of the strange crater on the Yamal Peninsula in northern Siberia. Curiouser and curiouser.
Among wild animals, pronking may be a way of avoiding predators. But when you see an animal pronk, you can’t but think it’s leaping for joy.
These clouds can appear ominous. But, in a way that’s so common in nature, their dangerous aspect goes hand in hand with a magnificent beauty.
Rammasun has made a second, powerful landfall in China after intensifying yesterday. At landfall, it had a sustained wind of 155 mph with gusts near 190 mph.