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Snowy Owls Coming South For Food, Say Experts

Snowy Owls Coming South For Food, Say Experts

By Lacy Langley April 13, 2014

Some people as far south as Tenessee might be surprised to see an unusual bird in their backyards this spring. Great Snowy Owls have been spotted this year in some very extraordinary places, thanks to what experts are saying is …

Ring System Spotted Around Asteroid Ring System Spotted Around Asteroid

Astronomers today revealed that an asteroid in the outer solar system has been confirmed to have its own Saturn-like ring system. The new findings have been published today in the journal Nature. The asteroid, named Chariklo, is a minor planet …

David Beckham Warned of Genital Devouring Fish David Beckham Warned of Genital Devouring Fish

While filming a 90-documentary concerning the 2014 World Cup in Brazil for the BBC, soccer superstar David Beckham was advised by producers to stay clear of the Amazon river, to avoid the feared and genital-attacking Candiru fish. Also called the …

Google Adds Colorado River Imagery To Street View Google Adds Colorado River Imagery To Street View

Google has partnered with American Rivers to bring imagery of the Colorado River to Street View. Take a look at some of the beautiful scenery: “For 6 million years, the Colorado River has flowed through the heart of the desert …

Yosemite Bears Turn Healthy With New Diet Yosemite Bears Turn Healthy With New Diet

Bears housed in the Yosemite National Park in California have changed their diet to healthier food. Over the last 15 years, the campground implemented a safety measure that prevented the bears from scavenging food in the wild. The park, which …

Snake Eating Croc: Ultimate Battle Snake Eating Croc: Ultimate Battle

Watching a snake chomp down on a crocodile is not something one sees everyday. Australian resident Tiffany Corlis and other onlookers witnessed a five-hour long struggle between a water python and a three-foot crocodile inside Lake Moondarra. The snake ultimately …

Decorated Poet Maxine Kumin Dies Decorated Poet Maxine Kumin Dies

One for Life, One for Death”- Maxine Kumin It is with much regret that we relay the Associated Press’s report that Maxine Kumin, Pulitzer Prize winner and onetime poetry consultant to the Library of Congress has died at the age …

Redditor ‘Socializes’ Duckling Using Beard Redditor ‘Socializes’ Duckling Using Beard
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In a series of revealing photos, a Reddit user known as ‘Spongi’ has documented his rearing of an abandoned duckling named “Peeps,” using his beard in place of its mother’s wing. While unsuccessfully attempting to hatch chicken eggs, Spongi inadvertently …

Rare Chinese Turtles Hatch at NYC Zoo Rare Chinese Turtles Hatch at NYC Zoo

Five rare Chinese big-headed turtles, scientifically known as Platysternon megacephalum, were born at the Wildlife Conservation Society‚Äôs Prospect Park Zoo in November. The 7-inch-long turtle gets its name because its skull is so large that its head is unable to …

Hot, Earth-Sized Exoplanet Found by Astronomers Hot, Earth-Sized Exoplanet Found by Astronomers
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Astronomers this week revealed that the mass of exoplanet Kepler 78b has been determined. The planet, located 400 light-year away in orbit around the star Kepler 78, has a mass of around 1.7 times that of Earth. The planet also …

Oscillating X-ray/Radio Millsecond Pulsar Spotted Oscillating X-ray/Radio Millsecond Pulsar Spotted

Astronomers today announced that they have found a “missing link” for pulsar research. A pulsar has been found to oscillate between emitting radio waves and X-rays while spinning extremely fast. Pulsars, which are the remnants of dead stars (neutron stars) …

WTF Video: Decapitated Snake Bites Itself WTF Video: Decapitated Snake Bites Itself

Warning, this may creep you out – depending on your tolerance for nature being freaky as hell. I’m going to let you guys in on a little secret about my phobias. I really, really hate spiders. I also really, really …

New Study: Marine Life Rapidly Migrating to Poles New Study: Marine Life Rapidly Migrating to Poles
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A new study published in the journal of Nature and Climate Change may generate some controversial discussion: the rising ocean temperatures are pushing marine creatures 7 km (just over 3 mi) a year in the direction of the cooler water. …

Dept. of the Interior's Instagram Account Is Awesome Dept. of the Interior's Instagram Account Is Awesome
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This isn’t really new news – just a quick reminder. If you’re not following the U.S. Department of the Interior on Instagram, you’re missing out on some truly incredible photography, delivered free of charge to your smartphone every single day. …

Crazy Ants Invade The U.S., Destroy Electronics Crazy Ants Invade The U.S., Destroy Electronics
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Ants are some of the most annoying insects in the animal kingdom. Want to have a picnic? Sorry, ants are gonna invade your food. Wanna sit on that stump? Sorry, some fire ants are going to make your life a …

Shark Week 2013 Gets an Incredible, Brutal Ad Shark Week 2013 Gets an Incredible, Brutal Ad

R.I.P Snuffy the seal. You died a brutal, terrifying, amazing death for the sole purpose of getting all of us hyped about Shark Week. Discovery has unveiled an incredible new advertisement for Shark Week, the channel’s week-long celebration of all …

Bear Mauls Man in Alaska After He Fed It BBQ Bear Mauls Man in Alaska After He Fed It BBQ
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In things-you-know-you-shouldn’t-do-but-do-anyway-and-wind-up-in-the-news news, an Anchorage, Alaska man has been treated and released from a local hospital after he was attacked by a black bear while attending a church picnic at the Eklutna Lake campground. According to an Alaska State Troopers …