The new Seven Natural Wonders began with 440 nominees, and involved two years of voting by millions of people around the world. And now a new list has been unveiled.
Fossil hunters in Mongolia have unearthed what is the largest known nest of baby dinosaurs – 15 of them in a bowl-shaped area just over two feet wide.
If they were heading two by two into his legendary ark, Noah would have needed space for more than 17 million animals, less than 2 million of them have ever been seen.
At the time when the Roman Empire was collapsing, here in the American Southwest it was the birth of the Ancestral Pueblo people. A visit to their cave paintings at Indian Canyon.
Life on Earth began earlier than anyone has imagined possible. That’s the conclusion of scientists studying a 3.4-billion-year-old fossil discovered in Western Australia.
A storm raging on Saturn is eight times the surface area of Earth and has been raging for eight months. It’s 500 times bigger than anything previously seen on Saturn.
A giant explosion! Solar flare, from NASA When the sun sneezed on Tuesday, it was big. In this case, more than a billion tons of material…
In areas like Ladakh, whose intact ecology makes them habitable for animals such as snow leopards, a lot of wildlife conservation work is occurring.
Deep in red rock country, just to the north of the Grand Canyon, an egg has just hatched, and today a California condor chick is 1 week old. It’s cause for celebration.
There’s more to Yellowstone than fabulous views. It is a supervolcano that, when it next blows, will bring an end to the U.S. as we know it.
310 million years ago, a mayfly landed near the bottom of a hill, sat there for a few minutes, then flew away. She landed in just the right way to leave a lasting imprint.
They call it the Forest of Blue, and the world’s water keeper – the greatest single storehouse of unfrozen fresh water in the world. It’s not a lake, or a river. It’s the boreal forest of Canada.
Instead of taking up a way of living that’s in harmony with the Earth, we’re always busy trying to take dominion over it. We want to be masters of the universe, but we’re not even masters of our own neighborhoods.
Sometimes a morning sky can be both serene and surreal. Such a sky perhaps existed before sunrise as viewed from a snowy slope in Switzerland
On a fine midsummer day – January 14th, 2011 – at the edge of Antarctica, a glaciated mountain casts its reflection in the calm but icy waters of Paradise Bay
A park webcam captures light and shade on El Capitan, the great granitic monolith at left, and on Half Dome at center, two of the world’s best known rock formations
The Earth in pics – Dec. 27 By Grégoire Bouguereau French photographer Grégoire Bouguereau watched a herd of hyenas for days at this water hole in…
Photo and story by Maurizio Biancarelli Daybreak Light and Fog on the Veliki Prstvaci Waterfalls was one of the winners in this year’s European Wildlife Photographer…
The new Census of Marine Life took 10 years and is full of amazing discoveries. “We’re finding what we expected,” says leading scientist, “the utterly unexpected.’’ But the discoveries also come with an urgent warning
Composite photo by NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team The large “grand design” spiral galaxy M81 is located 11.6 million light-years away – not that…