Pet are a relatively recent invention. In the 18th and 19th centuries, pethood arose in the split between farm animals and home animals.
The first working internal combustion machine debuted in 1807, powered by lycopodium powder, which is made of explosive plant spores.
Disturbing news for cheetahs: a recent census reveals that populations have plummeted.
Corks come from a tree that is part of a unique ecosystem dependent on cork harvest for its survival.
Very little is known about the giant squid, which surely has added to the strange creature's mystique.
Can monkeys talk? According to new research, they could, if their brains would let them.
Meet the coconut crab, the largest terrestrial invertebrate on Earth.
In the 1960s, over seventy scientists and graduate students traveled to U.S. outlying islands as part of the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program.
In Sumatra, a network of corridors linking endangered populations of orangutans, tigers, and other wildlife is under development.
How do we know that a meteor caused the extinction of the dinosaurs?