Celebrity pets: Furry friends of the rich and famous
July 17, 2019, 5:35 p.m. by Catie Leary
Here are a few glimpses of pets with their famous humans.
Strange wave-shaped clouds roll across Mount Pisgah
June 20, 2019, 3 p.m. by Catie Leary
You might assume this image is the result of some elaborate Photoshop trick, but it's real.
What the heck is a tanuki? 8 things you didn't know about raccoon dogs
May 29, 2019, 5:39 p.m. by Catie Leary
Native to East Asia, raccoon dogs are frequently misrepresented animals that serve as major cultural icons in Japan.
The story behind kudzu, the vine that's still eating the South
May 15, 2019, 3:55 p.m. by Catie Leary
These surreal leafy figures may be fascinating, but their comical appearance belies a sobering ecological reality.
Synchronized fireflies gather for a 'rave' in the Great Smoky Mountains
April 23, 2019, 3:07 p.m. by Catie Leary
Every June, the Elkmont Ghost Town in Great Smoky Mountains National Park lights up with the world's largest gathering of synchronous fireflies.
How to make the most of the season's shortest days
December 19, 2018, 11:08 a.m. by Catie Leary
With the Earth's axis now tilting at 23.5 degrees, the northern hemisphere is at its farthest point from the sun and the north pole is plunged into total darkness.
Put yourself in Curiosity's shoes with 360-degree view of Mars
September 10, 2018, 11:01 a.m. by Catie Leary
NASA releases interactive panorama that gives viewers an immersive glimpse of Martian terrain.
Planet or not, you can't discount the extraordinary beauty of Pluto
September 10, 2018, 10:08 a.m. by Catie Leary
A new study brings up an old argument about that weird definition of a planet.
Uncovering the mysterious origins of the mima mounds
May 21, 2018, 2:50 p.m. by Catie Leary
Composed of loose, gravel-like sediment and averaging about 6 feet in height, the puzzling natural mounds are a surreal sight.