Dalai Lama celebrates 81 years (in this lifetime, anyway)
July 5, 2017, 4:42 p.m. by Catie Leary
In honor of his birthday, let's take a look at some of the amazing people the revered spiritual leader has met over the years.
Rice paddies: Glassy landscapes with a complex history
May 31, 2017, 11:32 a.m. by Catie Leary
These beautiful rice paddy fields are more than a pretty landscape scene. They represent an ancient agricultural legacy that humans still depend on.
To save salamanders from killer fungus, scientists hit the ground running
April 20, 2017, 10:25 a.m. by Catie Leary
Salamanders and newts in Europe are under siege by an invasive and deadly mycological disease. How can we stop it from reaching North America?
Bumblebee gets a helping hand from Endangered Species Act
March 22, 2017, 10:47 a.m. by Catie Leary
The beleaguered rusty patched bumblebee is the first bee species in the Lower 48 states to be listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
6 ingenious traps set by the world's hungriest carnivorous plants
February 7, 2017, 11:57 a.m. by Catie Leary
From Venus flytraps to pitcher plants and bladderworts, explore the wonderfully weird world of carnivorous plants.
5 reasons to pay attention to those dismal coral bleaching headlines
November 29, 2016, 11:18 a.m. by Catie Leary
Bleached corals are akin to dead canaries in a coal mine — a warning of what's to come if we don't address the threat of climate change.
Jill Pelto's watercolors illustrate the strange beauty of climate change data
November 7, 2016, 6:12 a.m. by Catie Leary
Artist and scientist Jill Pelto hopes to inspire people to take action by imbuing her dreamy paintings with hard scientific data and field research.
Photographer captures the beauty and symmetry of Hanoi's street vendors
November 2, 2016, 7:12 a.m. by Catie Leary
Dutch photographer Loes Heerink highlights the colorful diversity of Vietnam's bicycle-riding fruit sellers.
'Tron' meets mountain biking in trippy 'Light Cycles' video
November 1, 2016, 11:13 a.m. by Catie Leary
Mountain bikers wind through the misty temperate rain forest of Whistler, British Columbia, leaving stunning long-exposure light trails in their wake.
5 facts about Vieques' bioluminescent Mosquito Bay
October 31, 2016, 6:49 a.m. by Catie Leary
Visiting Puerto Rico? Don't forget to plan a visit to the island of Vieques, where you can take a starlit kayak trip on the world's brightest bio bay.
Is a vegetarian diet safe for my dog?
Monster 75-foot wave loomed off the California coast during the holiday weekend
How important is breakfast to weight loss?
Scientists warn the world is about to reach 'peak meat'
7 mind-bending facts about magic mushrooms
Why a beluga's squishy head is so special