Northern lights enthusiasts have discovered a new type of northern lights, and named it Steve. Steve is a very thin, purplish arc that can almost look like a picket fence, according to Kumar. Kumar says Steve can be viewed farther south than the larger oval auroras that sweep the skyline.
Monday, Oct 9th 2017 (12:04am)
The Eastern Sierra Mountain Range offers an extremely diverse range of unique natural features, from some of the oldest living trees in the world to extraordinary desert arches. Beyond its incredible terrain, this area of California also offers stunning, vivid views of the Milky Way and the night sky.
This short clip, <2 minutes, is in very high quality. View it full screen.
Thursday, Sep 14th 2017 (12:00am)
If you're a fan of Sir David Attenborough on the BBC, maybe Marlin Perkins on Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, perhaps the PBS Nature series, NatGeo programs or the Disney wildlife docus? You will no doubt enjoy this little short as a mother gives birth to a baby digger and caresses it as it grows up.
Monday, Jul 31st 2017 (12:00am)
The Great Barrier Reef can no longer be saved by existing plans to protect the ecological site, experts have warned, saying that efforts should shift to a lesser, backup plan of maintaining the reef's "ecological function" instead.
Tuesday, May 30th 2017 (7:52am)
Most of us have been caught out by the weather, whether we got soaked to the skin in a storm or burned red by the sun. But there are places in the world where Mother Nature really goes in for the kill. From deadly storms to volcanic eruptions, there are threats everywhere.
Of all Earth's danger zones, which is the most deadly?
Sunday, Feb 12th 2017 (1:19pm)
Stop giggling, this is serious.
The words may sound silly, but the event is anything but. It looks like pollution is getting so severe in Peru's Lake Titicaca that it's seriously harming an already critically endangered species. Recently, hundreds of Titicaca water frogs (known as "scrotum frogs" for their very baggy skin) have been found floating dead in the waters of Lake Titicaca in Peru, the only place the species can be found in the world.
Thursday, Oct 20th 2016 (12:00am) | Thanks: smird
Point Nemo is the figurative center of the ocean - it's the single point farthest from land on the Earth, equidistant from the Pitcairn Islands, the Easter Islands, and the coast of Antarctica. It's so remote that most of the time, the closest people to it are astronauts. It's also not too far from Cthulu's house.
Thursday, Oct 13th 2016 (12:00am)
YUP | 1 'I Saw the Baby Bison That Tourists Tried to Rescue.' Here's what you don't know about the storyAs Paul Harvey would say, "Here's the rest of the story."
"This is the way of the wild. It is breathtakingly beautiful and fascinating - and it is also heartbreaking on a daily basis."
Wednesday, Jun 8th 2016 (3:57am) | Thanks: Danny
If you ever go to Vancouver, BC, you really need to pay this urban park a visit. It's a Pacific northwestern rain forest jimmied right between the water's edge and the urban sprawl of the downtown city.
Named after Lord Stanley (he of the hockey cup fame), it is over 1000 acres of pristine beauty.
Tuesday, May 24th 2016 (12:02am)
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Wrapped is an art film that shows what happens when you don't clean up the streets. Don't let that description stop you, because this is beautiful. Directed by Roman Kaelin, Florian Wittmann, and Falko Paeper, it is an award-winning graduation film from Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg. They say it is an illustration of "the clash between civilization and nature," but we know they are showing off their animation skills, and accomplished that aim well.
As winter melts into spring, we're looking at some of the most floral-tastic versions of common fruits and vegetables. Did you know that onions, lemons, and soybeans are all flowering plants? In addition to the familiar cherry blossoms and plum blossoms of the world, here are some surprising foods that sprout beautiful blooms fit for any bouquet.
Friday, Mar 25th 2016 (12:02am)
The world is home to some truly surreal places that we must experience first-hand to believe its authenticity. We take a look at the top 10 amazing places on earth you won't believe are real!
Sunday, Dec 20th 2015 (12:01am) | Thanks: Daria
Iím no stranger to dangerous situations when I travel. Now I can add fleeing to escape a flash flood to my list of terrifying travel adventures. My five friends and I learned firsthand that flash flooding in Maui streams is a very serious danger.
Friday, Sep 4th 2015 (12:00am) | Thanks: Rich Cream
Water with high mineral content appear to turn objects to stone within a matter of a few days or weeks. People pay to enter and see this strange phenomenon in England and have done so for many decades.
It's the Perseids!
The shooting star spectacle peaks on the night of Wednesday into Thursday morning, with as many as 90 to 100 shooting stars an hour, according to the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the Royal Astronomical Society in the U.K. In the eastern U.S., the most prolific cosmic bombardment will likely be around 4 a.m. Eastern time.
Wednesday, Aug 12th 2015 (12:00am)
A mountain has been officially downgraded to a hill - after missing out on the title by just 23 millimetres. Surveyors ruled that Moelwyn Mawr in the Snowdonia range is no longer a mountain after it failed to measure up to the guidelines set out for summits.
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