Photo of the Day

dinosaur tail in amber
December 9, 2016, 2:15 p.m.
The discovery offers new insights about dinosaur plumage, hinting at a 'chestnut brown' creature that couldn't fly.
Canada's new national bird, gray jay in a tree
December 8, 2016, 12:50 p.m.
There are more than 450 bird species in Canada but until now, there was no national bird.
Rift in Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf
December 7, 2016, 1:12 p.m.
The rift is expected to create an iceberg the size of Delaware.
fireworks fill the sky near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation as activists celebrate learning an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline has been denied
December 5, 2016, 12:15 p.m.
Activists relish the victory, but many of them still aren't leaving.
A caribou stands alongside the road in Denali National Park
November 30, 2016, 11:13 a.m.
A large herd in Alaska has seen its population drop by 50 percent over the last three years.
Saltmarsh sparrow
November 29, 2016, 3:18 p.m.
This small sparrow faces sea level rise and human encroachment, and could disappear within decades.
Coconut crab on tree
November 28, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
The claws of the world's largest arthropod can crunch down with as much as 740 pounds of force!
Boys ride a horse at Standing Rock
November 23, 2016, 8:10 a.m.
Why people are protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Mei Lun and Mei Huan eat at Zoo Atlanta
November 22, 2016, 12:02 p.m.
Two Zoo Atlanta pandas aren't fans of Chinese food and don't respond to the Chinese dialect.