| With these maps, you can track migratory birds in near real time
Aug 22nd 2018, 16:37, by Tom Oder
BirdCast shows the volume and direction of birds in the U.S.
| Adorable baby pygmy hippopotamus born at Toronto Zoo
Aug 22nd 2018, 16:18, by Noel Kirkpatrick
The unnamed calf is the seventh birth of a pygmy hippopotamus for the Toronto Zoo.
| 7 mind-bending facts about magic mushrooms
Aug 22nd 2018, 15:29, by Russell McLendon
From ancient shamans to scientists studying mental health, humans have a long fascination with 'magic' fungi.
| Improve your odds of having a lucid dream with these 3 techniques
Aug 22nd 2018, 15:11, by Michael d’Estries
New study finds lucid dreaming is a skill that can be learned and fine-tuned, and the findings may lead to breakthroughs in learning why we sleep.
| I like stacking rocks, but here's why I stopped
Aug 22nd 2018, 14:37, by Starre Vartan
Like many things that seem harmless, stacking rocks becomes a problem when everyone does it.
| Why free play matters and how to encourage it
Aug 22nd 2018, 14:23, by Joanna Nesbit
Parents may feel the need to protect and schedule, but experts say our kids learn more when we get out of the way as they play.
| Scientists may have found the ultimate food preservative, and it's entirely plant-based
Aug 22nd 2018, 13:28, by Christian Cotroneo
The end of artificial preservatives may be near — thanks to the power of plants and phytonutrients called flavanoids.
| How can oil rigs be good for marine life?
Aug 22nd 2018, 12:22, by Noel Kirkpatrick
Decommissioned structures provide a surprising opportunity for growth.
| Watch as hundreds of wildebeest cross a river during the Great Wildebeest Migration
Aug 21st 2018, 20:33, by Ben Bolton
Watch as hundreds of wildebeest cross a river during the Great Wildebeest Migration in Maasai Mara National Reserve.
| When this Oregon student went to college, he made history
Aug 21st 2018, 17:48, by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Cody Sullivan received a standing ovation when he received his college certificate.
| Nature reserve in Bolivia offers hope for wild macaws on the brink
Aug 21st 2018, 16:02, by Jaymi Heimbuch
There are only 300 blue-throated macaws left in the wild.
| Comedian Jon Stewart steers lost subway goats in the right direction
Aug 21st 2018, 15:49, by Michael d’Estries
Two goats discovered along subway tracks in Brooklyn are on now safely on their way to Farm Sanctuary.
| Meet 'Steve,' the rare celestial phenomenon lighting up the skies over Canada
Aug 21st 2018, 15:04, by Michael d’Estries
The ribbon of light may look like an aurora, but Steve is in a class of his own.
| Scientists take to space to keep an eye on birds
Aug 21st 2018, 14:21, by Noel Kirkpatrick
The ICARUS Initiative will monitor animals from space using sophisticated trackers. They'll also make much of the data publicly available.
| Where did animal crackers come from?
Aug 21st 2018, 13:56, by Robin Shreeves
We have the British to thank for animal crackers, but there's a lot more you should know about this tasty snack.
| Bus-to-home conversions: Wheels, wanderlust and the great wide open
Aug 21st 2018, 13:18, by Matt Hickman
With photos and detailed insight, the new book "The Modern House Bus" offers a glimpse into the world of bus conversion projects.
| 15 ways to save money you haven't thought of
Aug 21st 2018, 12:23, by Robin Shreeves
You already know the basics, like not going out for coffee in the morning, but these not-as-common tips will save you even more money.
| Creationists and conspiracy theorists share the same cognitive error, study finds
Aug 21st 2018, 00:12, by Bryan Nelson
Do you believe that "everything happens for a reason"? You might be making this error, too.
| VR experience takes you inside a black hole
Aug 20th 2018, 21:02, by Michael d’Estries
Darren Aronofsky’s three-part virtual reality series 'Spheres' will soon take viewers on a trip through time and space.
| Does your chicken need a diaper?
Aug 20th 2018, 20:46, by Mary Jo DiLonardo
If your chicken is going to be inside your house, a diaper might be a very good idea.
| It's easier to breathe in Beijing these days
Aug 20th 2018, 19:05, by Noel Kirkpatrick
Five of the best 7 months for Beijing air quality have occurred since last summer.
| Dazzling green fireball lights up Southeast U.S.
Aug 20th 2018, 17:44, by Michael d’Estries
NASA says the Aug. 17 light show was likely caused by an asteroid some 6 feet in diameter.
| Meet the planet's 25 most endangered primates
Aug 20th 2018, 16:39, by Russell McLendon
This report highlights 25 apes, monkeys, lemurs, lorises and other primates on the brink of extinction.
| Why I said goodbye to my Miata
Aug 20th 2018, 15:58, by Lloyd Alter
Driving can be fun (especially in a Miata!) but walking and cycling is a lot healthier, cheaper and better for the environment.
| What not to flush down the toilet
Aug 20th 2018, 14:25, by Melissa Breyer
Your indiscriminate flushing can clog pipes and hurt animals.
| How to clean a smelly drain naturally
Aug 20th 2018, 14:18, by Robin Shreeves
Non-chemical ways to make your sink and tub smell fresh.
| 18 eye-popping pedestrian bridges
Aug 20th 2018, 13:27, by Matt Hickman
From Vietnam to London to rural Boone County, Iowa, these fancy footbridges are a feast for the eyes.
| Is scurvy making a comeback?
Aug 20th 2018, 12:31, by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Scurvy is old disease that's coming back because not everyone knows about or can afford nutritious foods.
| How to invite amphibians to your garden
Aug 19th 2018, 16:05, by Tom Oder
You can help save amphibians in your neighborhood by creating an appealing backyard oasis for them.
| What if you could turn random cellphone browsing into beautiful music?
Aug 19th 2018, 14:50, by Starre Vartan
In his his Kinetic Generative Music Installation, Lithuanian artist Andrius Šarapovas turns translates people's internet browsing into sound.
| Here's how cats want to be held
Aug 18th 2018, 21:39, by Bryan Nelson
How you've been holding your cat is probably all wrong.
| One in 15 Americans detect phantom smells
Aug 18th 2018, 17:44, by Noel Kirkpatrick
6.5 percent of Americans over the age of 40 experience phantom odors, but we're not sure what causes this sensation.
| Saving authentic recipes, one video at a time
Aug 18th 2018, 15:03, by Robin Shreeves
These YouTube channels are dedicated to preserving culinary culture.
| World's oldest cheese discovered inside ancient Egyptian tomb
Aug 17th 2018, 18:15, by Robin Shreeves
The solid mass was only recently unveiled more than 130 years after the tomb was first discovered.
| NASA detects glowing 'hydrogen wall' at edge of our solar system
Aug 17th 2018, 17:23, by Michael d’Estries
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has picked up early signatures of a massive border of hydrogen around our solar system's edge.
| Why does this sweet dog keep getting overlooked at the shelter?
Aug 17th 2018, 16:13, by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Blue the dog just wants a home where he can run and get lots of cuddles.
| At last, the secret to making mummies revealed
Aug 17th 2018, 15:35, by Christian Cotroneo
Scientists have unlocked the ancient Egyptian recipe that was first used to preserve bodies.
| There's more than one 'moon' orbiting Earth
Aug 17th 2018, 15:24, by Bryan Nelson
A mini-moon has been orbiting our planet for around 100 years.
| 8 things to never put in your garbage disposal
Aug 17th 2018, 15:01, by Robin Shreeves
Here's a good list of items not to put in your garbage disposal, and a bonus list of 3 to be cautious about.
| Why are EpiPens so expensive?
Aug 17th 2018, 14:32, by Angela Nelson
A new generic option will soon offer relief for families who shell out hundreds of dollars for these epinephrine-filled devices.
| Swift foxes making a comeback in Canada
Aug 17th 2018, 13:01, by Noel Kirkpatrick
Swift foxes were once considered extinct in Canada, but they're making a comeback in the grasslands of Alberta.
| What you need to know about pot for pets
Aug 17th 2018, 12:21, by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Trying to figure out what's legal and what might work when considering CBD for your pet is murky territory.
| Add another strange property to the list of silver's bizarre traits
Aug 17th 2018, 01:23, by Bryan Nelson
Scientists have discovered yet another of this miraculous metal's superpowers: under the right conditions, silver can emit light.
| How to snake-proof your yard
Aug 16th 2018, 19:27, by Tom Oder
The things home owners can do to ward off snakes should focus on removing places where they can hide and food opportunities.
| Pine martens return to England, 90 years after they were driven to extinction
Aug 16th 2018, 17:24, by Noel Kirkpatrick
The pine marten has crossed from Scotland into England, a good sign for the species and for the red squirrels trying to survive.
| A horse named Justice sues his former owner
Aug 16th 2018, 16:34, by Mary Jo DiLonardo
A neglected horse named Justice is suing his former owner in a groundbreaking animal cruelty case.
| Plastic bags emit methane, too
Aug 16th 2018, 15:50, by Starre Vartan
Dr. Sarah-Jeanne Royer at the University of Hawai'i discovered that plastic bags are contributing to global warming by giving off methane.
| New Zealand's crazy avocado crime wave
Aug 16th 2018, 15:04, by Matt Hickman
This is the downside of trendy foods.
| Why you should store unopened nut butter upside-down
Aug 16th 2018, 14:35, by Robin Shreeves
I posed a sarcastic comment on Facebook about the messiness of natural nut butters, but I got a real solution in response.
| 50-year-old car sets new land speed record
Aug 16th 2018, 14:22, by Michael d’Estries
The Challenger 2 is now the world's fastest piston-driven vehicle after achieving an average speed of 448 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats.
| Why tourism in Africa is on the upswing
Aug 16th 2018, 13:09, by Josh Lew
Visiting different parts of Africa on the same trip could soon be as easy as visiting different countries within the European Union.
| 'Poop Patrol' to hit the streets of San Francisco
Aug 16th 2018, 12:18, by Matt Hickman
Complaints of sidewalk excrement have become so frequent that the city has established a team dedicated to clearing away number twos.
| You've heard of Schrödinger's cat, but what about Schrödinger's coffee?
Aug 16th 2018, 02:18, by Bryan Nelson
A new quantum uncertainty relation has been discovered that might mess with the temperature of your morning joe.
| A teacher battling cancer ran out of sick days, so teachers across the entire county gave him theirs
Aug 15th 2018, 20:13, by Christian Cotroneo
Colleagues from across a South Florida county transferred their paid sick days to cancer survivor Robert Goodman.
| Scientists amplify mineral's CO2-storing ability
Aug 15th 2018, 18:32, by Noel Kirkpatrick
Magnesite has long been known as a CO2 absorber, but the slow rate of its growth made it a poor carbon storage option. Until now.
| Animals watch over their dead, but is it really mourning?
Aug 15th 2018, 17:29, by Laura Moss
Mammals, primates and even birds have been seen grieving.
| 10 lifestyle changes that could significantly lessen your cancer risk
Aug 15th 2018, 16:44, by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Experts believe that between one-third and one-half of cancers are preventable. Here's what you can do.
| Edible weeds rival kale for nutrition
Aug 15th 2018, 16:32, by Robin Shreeves
Researchers say wild edibles can help fill the nutrient gap in urban deserts, but education will be the key to making it work.
| Airlines crack down on support animals
Aug 15th 2018, 16:18, by Mary Jo DiLonardo
The types of animals passengers can bring along is changing rapidly.
| Should you let your dog lick your face?
Aug 15th 2018, 15:37, by Mary Jo DiLonardo
You love your dog, so you let him lick you. But are you risking your health when you do it?
| What is a red tide?
Aug 15th 2018, 15:18, by Melissa Breyer
Harmful algal blooms pop up nearly every summer along the nation's coasts, creating problems for marine life and humans alike.
| Skipping sleep isn’t just bad for your health — it screws up your social life, too
Aug 15th 2018, 15:12, by Starre Vartan
Several studies reveal what sleep deprivation can do to a person, and it’s not pretty.
| There's glyphosate in our food system — so now what?
Aug 15th 2018, 14:47, by Robin Shreeves
Traces of the weed killer glyphosate are increasingly being found in food, but the public is at a loss of how to process that information.
| 'The Silence of the Dolomites' captures nature's quiet roar
Aug 15th 2018, 14:33, by Michael d’Estries
Take a brief pause from the modern world and soak in the soundscape of one of the world's most beautiful mountain ranges.
| We could learn a lot about vocational training from Finland
Aug 15th 2018, 13:44, by Noel Kirkpatrick
Finland's vocational education and training (VET) programs cover a range of occupations, and training is available to just about everyone.
| Why these baby puffins need a helping hand
Aug 15th 2018, 12:24, by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Rescuers help stranded puffin and petrel chicks led astray by city lights.
| When people and pets at this shelter need inspiration, all they have to do is look up
Aug 14th 2018, 19:55, by Christian Cotroneo
A shiny, 20-foot tall dog lets new arrivals at a Denver animal shelter know they're in a good place.
| Super Carb Diet makes carbs cool again
Aug 14th 2018, 18:42, by Robin Shreeves
Only certain carbs are considered super on Bob Harper's Super Carb Diet, which is a combination of healthy proteins, healthy fats and complex carbs.
| Global tree cover has increased 7% over the last 35 years
Aug 14th 2018, 18:02, by Noel Kirkpatrick
A study finds that forest cover has increased by 7 percent between 1982 and 2016, but tropical forests are still suffering.
| No, you don't have to combine your finances
Aug 14th 2018, 17:06, by Starre Vartan
Keeping financial accounts separate works well for me — and it's becoming increasingly more common. Here are some the reasons why.