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Science journal Nature opens up its archives

Prestigious science journal Nature has opened up its archives. Users will be able to access articles dating back to 1869 from the journal and its sister titles, but cannot copy, print, or download the materials.

Great Horned Owl caught doing breast stroke

After narrowly escaping the attack of two falcons, a Great Horned Owl is caught swimming to safety in style. How you ask? By doing the breast stroke of course.

VIDEO: Tiny mongoose challenges pride of lions, wins

Narok - It's not everyday you see a mongoose challenging the "King of the Beasts", but that is exactly what one videographer witnessed while filming a pride of lions in Kenya.

Huge, venomous new jellyfish found off of Australian coast

With huge spiders and deadly snakes nature in Australia is already a bit unforgiving. Keesingia gigas is the name of a new type of jellyfish which is adding to the danger with venomous stings.

Cows kill Austrian dog walker

Media from around the world are covering a story about a 45-year-old Austrian woman attacked by a herd of cows. She reportedly died after being stormed by the large group while walking her dog.

Iraq War Veteran receives government citation for therapy ducks

West Lafayette - Veterans deal with post-war integration in many ways. Veteran Darin Welker handled it by taking care of 14 ducks which he used for therapeutic purposes. After a citation he worries his animals will be taken away.

Pope Francis calls exploitation of nature 'sin of our times'

Campobasso - During an address at Italy's University of Molise on Saturday, Pope Francis chastised those who exploit and destroy nature, calling such behavior the "sin of our times".

UN report puts multi-billlion-dollar costs on environmental crime

A new report from the UN places the value of environmental crimes between $70 billion and $213 billion across the world. Funds mostly go to criminal groups, militias and terrorist groups according to the findings.

Couple treads water for 14 hours and survives

A Fort Lauderdale couple fell out of their moving boat and watched it pull away. They treaded water for 14 hours until they were rescued by an unexpected source.

UNESCO warns Australia over Great Barrier Reef

Doha - UN cultural agency UNESCO on Wednesday warned Australia that the Great Barrier Reef could be put on a list of endangered World Heritage Sites if more is not done to protect it.

WildLeaks shows immediate results

Within 24 hours of the site creation the administrators of WildLeaks had a tip on illegal activity in animal trade. Twenty-four different cases of crimes against wildlife have been reported and that number is rising.

Canadian artist infuses florals with emotion Special

Toronto - Artist Bobbie Burgers is one of Canada's most celebrated and popular working artists. Known for her lush, large-scale floral depictions, she's had sold out shows for over 10 years. Her latest exhibition explores emotion and the fleeting nature of beauty.

Body found inside huge crocodile in Australia

After subduing a very large crocodile (4.7 meters or 15.4 feet) Australian authorities have exhumed a body from inside. DNA testing is being done to see if it belongs to a 62-year-old man who was pulled into the water at Kakadu National Park.

Alaskans sue government for vital road

King Cove - The Aleut fishing community at King Cove is suing the government to install a one-lane road to a nearby airport. Residents claim that the lack of a route has actually endangered the lives of some villagers.

Was the British badger cull worth it?

Government-commissioned analyses, not yet officially released, suggest that the UK badger culls that began last year were ineffective and inhumane.

25 percent of sharks, rays, at risk of extinction

Sharks have been around for about 450 million years. But the future of one of planet Earth's most successful species is at risk. New evidence suggests that 25 percent of sharks and rays are at risk of extinction.

Op-Ed: Is the perception of reality a homocentric experience?

Is the perception of reality a subjective human experience? This is one of the many questions tackled in Michio Kaku's forthcoming book, The Future of the Mind.

5 steps to recover from a natural disaster

Most businesses have safety and security procedures in place, including disaster recovery plans, to ensure the continuity of business operations in the event of natural disasters.

Shocking discovery: Lightning can shape mountains!

Lightning has long been hailed as one of the most impressive displays of nature's power. But no one would have imagined that it was responsible for the shape of mountains!

Photo essay: My memorable moments of 2013 Special

Elk Grove - I remember when Polaroids were a hot item. Gosh, I must be old. I remember my first real SLR. For all you millennials, that stands for single-lens-reflex.

Photo essay: Lost species 'rediscovered' during 2013

Each year it is common for many species to be declared extinct. On the other hand, it is quite rare for species labeled as extinct to be 'rediscovered'. With 'rediscovery', 2013 has proved to be an unusual year.

Nature vs nurture debate for exam grades

London - A child’s genetics influences high school exam results more than than school or family environment, according to a new study.

Nobel prize winner, Randy Schekman, boycotts top science journals

Nobel prize-winning scientist, Randy Schekman, is boycotting top science journals, Nature, Cell, and Science for encouraging corner-cutting, flawed and fraudulent papers and not concentrating on topics beneficial to science, humanity and society.

Mysterious melting sea stars raise concerns in US and Canada

Seattle - There have been recent reports of starfish that appear to have melted in bodies of water located in Washington state and British Columbia. Biologists are not yet sure about what is causing these creatures to die in such an unusual way.

Buddhist monks help snow leopards dodge extinction

Endangered snow leopards are being protected by dozens of environmentally-savvy monks fanning out across the vast Tibetan plateau to teach locals the importance of protecting the animals.

Photo Essay: Hiking Strathcona Provincial Park, Vancouver Island Special

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the oldest Provincial Park in British Columbia, surrounded by the Vancouver Island Mountains, where nature has been conserved for all to view with accessible trails, maps and parking.

Photo Essay: Where the wild things are in Savannah Special

Savannah - Oatland Island Wildlife Center is home to a number of animals native to Georgia. Walking along the beautiful nature trail, visitors can see numerous wild animals including birds of prey, foxes, lizards, tortoises and much more.

TBEX travel bloggers experience Treetop Eco-Adventure Park Special

Oshawa - While in Toronto for the international Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX), bloggers take time to experience eco tourism in Durham, Ontario, and zipline through the trees at Treetop Eco-Adventure Park.

17-year cicada broods make their presence known in New Jersey Special

Watchung - As the unusual cold snap broke on Sunday, the 17-year cicadas made their appearance known - emerging from the ground in swelling numbers.

Several new exciting species discovered

Last year scientists discovered a range of new species, from a glow-in-the-dark cockroach, to a harp-shaped carnivorous sponge and the smallest vertebrate yet discovered on the planet.
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Erik Johansson's photography, where images are manipulated with Photoshop
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A warthog forages for food at a zoo in Entebbe  Uganda
A warthog forages for food at a zoo in Entebbe, Uganda
Gray Jays or Whiskey Jacks follow and perch close by when hiking at Strathcona Provincial Park in ho...
Gray Jays or Whiskey Jacks follow and perch close by when hiking at Strathcona Provincial Park in hopes of catching a snack from the hikers. They are very friendly and will feed out of your hand.
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When looking for a camera look for good functionality in low light and at high speeds. Such as a high ISO range and a fast shutter speed.
Researchers and workers are doing everything they can to ensure that the newborn cubs grow into a he...
Researchers and workers are doing everything they can to ensure that the newborn cubs grow into a healthy panda, like the one you see here.
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A wolf from the Westeros pack having fun and blending in with the ground.
A wolf from the Westeros pack having fun and blending in with the ground.
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White rose
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Stratcona provincial park trail head marker for Paradise Meadows.
Stratcona provincial park trail head marker for Paradise Meadows.
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Balls Fall's, fall scenes.
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Quite different than the hazy atmosphere in KL
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Dmitriy Yoav Reinshtein shot photos of insects with water droplets on their heads
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These Photos were taken on November 7, 2012 at Greynold's Park in Miami, Florida. They were shot with a Kodak easy-share 16 MP digital camera with a 5x optical aspheric lens.
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Dry sand from a tailing pond, water is used to remove the oil from the sand. The water and sand which is left over is moved to holding ponds.