10 irreplaceable World Heritage Sites that are on the brink
October 13, 2017, 11:30 a.m. by Catie Leary
These endangered World Heritage Sites, both natural and cultural, could use a helping hand in restoring and preserving their integrity.
Peek inside the brilliant world of New Zealand's cave-dwelling glowworms
October 9, 2017, 11:57 a.m. by Catie Leary
These bioluminescent gnat larvae fool their prey by beautifully imitating the night sky inside of caves.
These newly discovered peacock spiders will change your mind about arachnids
September 14, 2017, 3 p.m. by Catie Leary
Many people don't see arachnids as 'cute,' but maybe they've never laid eyes on a peacock jumping spider.
Spirit of Henry David Thoreau's 'Walden' lives on at state park
July 11, 2017, 3:35 p.m. by Catie Leary
Henry David Thoreau's beloved slice of exquisite nature still exists today in the form of a Walden Pond State Reservation.
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.