Visitors flock to see Lithuanian Christmas tree that resembles chess piece
December 3, 2019, 3:40 p.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
The Vilnius Christmas tree was named the most beautiful in Europe.
Waterlogged Venice reels from highest tide in 50 years
November 13, 2019, 2:38 p.m. by Lindsey Reynolds
More than 85% of Venice is submerged as high tides swept into the city, with locals and tourists scrambling for safety.
Russia releases last belugas from overcrowded 'whale jail'
November 13, 2019, 2:05 p.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Initial reports of ice-encrusted enclosures, rotten food and animals sick with infections sparked an international outcry.
Meet the chevrotain, the small and secretive mouse deer
November 12, 2019, 11:18 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
The mouse deer. Or the pig deer. Or the little goat. Whatever you call the chevrotain, this is a truly distinct looking (and tiny!) ungulate.
To protect endangered rhinos, U.S. Army veterans answer a new call to arms
November 8, 2019, 3:38 p.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
Ex-soldiers are battling poachers and their own personal demons in South Africa.
People the world over prefer distractions over their own thoughts
November 8, 2019, 9:20 a.m. by Christian Cotroneo
TV, internet, books — whatever it takes to keep those thoughts at bay.
Researchers find 'alarming' loss of insects in large-scale study in Germany
November 5, 2019, 3:25 p.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
insects in forests and grasslands have declined by about one-third in just the past decade.
Air pollution hits 'unbearable' levels in northern India
November 4, 2019, 11:44 a.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Breathing the northern Indian air is like smoking 2 packs of cigarettes a day.
New wildfires spark more evacuations as California burns
October 29, 2019, 10:33 a.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
A dozen active major wildfires are burning in California, causing widespread evacuations.
8 creative techniques to keep coral reefs alive
Squirrels rely on birds to let them know when it's safe to go out
Why a beluga's squishy head is so special
Scientists discover 'monster' black hole that 'should not even exist'
Drone captures the largest swarm of sea turtles ever filmed
Radar uncovers another Viking ship in Norway