Photo of the Day

baby black rhino born on Christmas Eve
December 27, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
The baby boy appears healthy and is nursing regularly, according to zoo officials.
snowflakes falling and accumulating
December 26, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
From freshly fallen snow to ancient ice sheets, frozen water is often much livelier than it looks.
Overview of Archaeopteris in greenish overwash sediment.
December 23, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Some of the roots are revealed in web-like patterns as big as 36-feet wide.
the Sickle, or candy cane, at the center of the Milky Way
December 20, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Unlike most candy canes, however, this one is 190 light-years long and made of ionized gas.
chimp on a branch
December 19, 2019, 1:44 p.m.
To get more clues, researchers went to the chimps' favorite tree targets and recorded the sounds.
An infant mountain gorilla in the Katwe group in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
December 17, 2019, 2:03 p.m.
Conservationists celebrate the 'fragile success' of these endangered animals.
Village on Buka Island, Bougainville
December 12, 2019, 1:15 p.m.
Residents voted overwhelmingly to become independent from Papua New Guinea.
koala recovering after being injured in bushfire
December 12, 2019, 11:24 a.m.
Rescuers are racing to save koalas as a barrage of bushfires roar across the country.
seagull flying in New York City
December 11, 2019, 12:44 p.m.
Glass collisions kill up to 1 billion birds in the U.S. each year.