Orangutans are critically endangered, which means that albino individuals are incredibly rare. Alba's one lucky rescue.
Corals don't just spring up from nothing — reefs depend on a careful partnership with photosynthesizing algae, and just a small change in temperature can put a reef at risk.
What happens when you've got a fjord on one side, the ocean on the other, and just a tiny straight in between? Incredibly powerful whirlpools and boils.
In the coming years, a new gold rush will begin. Deep beneath the ocean’s waves, from scalding hydrothermal vents to the frigid stretches of the abyssal plain, ocean processes have deposited vast quantities of valuable minerals on the seafloor.
Devastating floods could strike twice as often in certain parts of the globe.
Not only do crows recognize human faces and hold grudges for human misdeeds, they teach other birds to recognize grudgeworthy mugs.
A mother orca decided to give her two calves a hunting lesson, but don't worry, the sea lion made it out alive. It was just practice.
This poor reptile was slowly slithering through the Empty Quarter Desert in Dubai when a nice person decided to give the little guy a much-needed boost.
Consider a human dropped into primordial soup 3.8 billions years ago, when life first began. They would have nothing to eat. So how did we end up with a planet that can support billions of energy-hungry, big-brained, warm-blooded, upright-walking humans?
When grey wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park, researchers did not foresee that the wolves, with blood on their teeth and claws, would restore leaves to the trees.
It's a bug-eat-bug world
At Robin Hood Forest Kindergarten in Berlin, children spend half the day outside in the forest, learning about nature firsthand.
In the great outdoors, socks can do a whole lot more than just keep your feet warm.
Manta ray skin is too smooth for traditional methods and so researchers had to come up with something a bit more... creative.
The national park wouldn't let him collect rocks for research.
Fred has nowhere to go and nothing to do, and my parents expect nothing from him. This is because Fred is not a human, but a sulcata tortoise, an impulse purchase whose consequences — as with all impulse purchases — were not quite fully imagined.
Just because you're king of the jungle doesn't mean you can't have an irrational fear or two.
In terms of rules to live by, we figured "don't put your hand right next to a great white shark's mouth" was pretty high on the list, but apparently nobody told this Australian fisherman.
These findings could help us find other habitable planets.
We're pretty sure aliens are somehow behind this.
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