Octopuses are masters of camouflage — so much so that this one's impossible to see until it starts moving.
Good luck to all the predators in Madagascar trying to hunt mossy leaf-tailed geckos.
According to reports, the luminescent blue comes from a type of algae called sea sparkle that turns this color when it's disturbed.
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An “exceptional phenomenon” near the tiny islands of Mayotte may help explain a low-frequency rumble that swept around the world last year.
This little-remembered episode shows how the falls have become less and less natural.
Among the most popular tourist attractions in the Exumas are the famous swimming pigs. But for those who prefer to glimpse the native wildlife, iguanas are the real stars.
Worms are wriggling into Earth’s northernmost forests, creating major unknowns for climate-change models.
A salt-dissolved karst landform was discovered in China for the first time.
The discovery of "bomb carbon" miles below the surface shows how deep human impact goes.
A diver comes across some otherworldly sea creatures.
Rock samples from the island suggest it’s a strange hybrid that represents a whole new way for the planet to make volcanoes.
"This is a rattlesnake den in central Montana. They were just coming out of the den for the summer. It had been a colder spring here so they have been slow to emerge. The snakes are more defensive than aggressive, they would rather retreat than attack."
They just can't trust their soil anymore.
One, only 1,500 years ago, may have produced one of the tallest eruption plumes in the past 10,000 years while the other may have been one of the most voluminous blasts in that same period.
Captive wild animal encounters are hugely popular, thanks partly to social media. But our investigation shows many creatures lead dismal lives.
Our rediscovery of this critically endangered species raised a couple of questions. Where had it been hiding for 30 years? And, given the abundance of apparently suitable habitat on the island, why was it restricted to one location?
The amount of heat-trapping methane in the atmosphere seemed to be leveling off when, in 2007, it began rising again quickly. Nobody yet knows why.
A stinky bug eating its way through the economy of an agricultural region in Eastern Europe stands as a stark example of how climate change creates opportunities for pests and havoc for farmers.
If you're in the market for nightmares, have we got the video for you.
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