15 cute animals that could kill you
Some of soft, others are merely cute, but all of these innocent-looking creatures can kill a human being through toxins or sheer brute force.
10 of the smallest homes in the world
Living in a smaller house is one of the best ways to reduce your ecological footprint. Giving upg space isn't always easy, but it does come with perks.
13 "extinct" species that have been rediscovered
They're called "Lazarus species" — a reference to the Gospel of John — and they once disappeared, only to be rediscovered again in modern times.
10 cooking staples that can outlast you
Before you throw out that ancient sugar or replace that bottle of vanilla that's been gathering dust, consult our list of "forever foods."
Follow the adventures of No Money Man
The name Mark Boyle might not ring a bell, but you won't forget his story. Boyle literally buys nothing — but he lives a rich life.
Bubble trouble: One woman's quest to give up shampoo
Here's another personal journey that continues to be a hit with readers who can't get enough information about life without shampoo.
Bizarre sea slug is half plant, half animal
This sea slug looks like any other sea slug — except for its hue — but this one can produce chlorophyll by using genes swiped from plants.
Hidden musical code written into Plato's texts
It sounds like something straight out of "The Da Vinci Code," but researchers have unlocked a musical score in this philosopher's work.
Abstaining from alcohol significantly shortens life
Yes, you read that correctly. Researchers say that those who imbibe are less likely to die than those who stay dry.
Homemade versions of Girl Scout cookies
Whether you want to create a healthier version or you want a way to get your fix during the off-season, try your hand at these recipes.
Wine by timsnell/Flickr
Cookie by amylovesyah/Flickr
MNN's top 10 stories for 2010
Has it been another year already? This list of Mother Nature Network's most-viewed and most-discussed stories offers the year at a glance. Enjoy.