China Wants to Build a Railway Smack Through the Core of the Amazon

If built, the 5,300-kilometers (3,300-mile) railway will make it easier to carry commodities such as iron ore and oil
by Laura Sinpetru, May 20th, 2015
 

Miniature Dragons Found Living in Forests in Peru and Ecuador

The newly discovered creatures look quite fierce, but unfortunately, it seems like they can't breathe fire
by Laura Sinpetru, April 6th, 2015
 

Researchers Took over a Century to Identify New Cricket Species

It often happens for previously undocumented species to be discovered among museum specimens, scientists say
by Laura Sinpetru, January 20th, 2015
 

Photo of the Day: Lo and Behold, the Spider the Size of a Cat

This bizarre creature looks less like a spider and more like a full-grown cat wearing a spider costume
by Laura Sinpetru, October 18th, 2014
Eons Ago, Earth Was Home to a 2,500-Kilometer (1,553-Mile) Mountain Range

Eons Ago, Earth Was Home to a 2,500-Kilometer (1,553-Mile) Mountain Range

by Laura Sinpetru, October 17th, 2014
The mountain range existed some 600 million years ago, encouraged an explosion of life on our planet
 

A Bunch of Pigs Are Helping Restore a Nature Reserve in the UK

The pigs are now full-time employees of the country's Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, their job is to eat
by Laura Sinpetru, October 3rd, 2014
 

The World Lost over 50% of Its Wildlife Between 1970 and 2010

New WWF report paints a bleak picture of how the world's biodiversity transformed over the course of just a few decades
by Laura Sinpetru, September 30th, 2014
 

New Mushroom-Shaped Animals Found in Australian Waters

The creatures might be related to aquatic animals that went extinct millions of years ago
by Laura Sinpetru, September 5th, 2014
 

Plant and Animal Species Are Disappearing 1,000 Times Faster than Before

People are to blame for this unprecedented extinction rate, researchers maintain
by Laura Sinpetru, September 3rd, 2014
 

560-Million-Year-Old Creature Flexed the World's First Muscles

Fossilized remains unearthed in Canada are the earliest evidence for animals with muscles
by Laura Sinpetru, August 27th, 2014
Dinosaurs Might Have Survived the Asteroid Strike That Killed Them

Dinosaurs Might Have Survived the Asteroid Strike That Killed Them

by Laura Sinpetru, July 28th, 2014
Study finds that these ancient beasts perished due to a perfect storm of events
 

Watch: 13 Things About Brazil You Absolutely Have to Know

Thanks to the World Cup, Brazil's wildlife is getting some much-needed attention
by Laura Sinpetru, July 2nd, 2014
 

Previously Unknown Stick Insect Species Found in China's Forests

These insects have a very long and slender body, are very well camouflaged
by Laura Sinpetru, June 4th, 2014
 

Current Extinction Rates Are 1,000 Times Higher than Normal

Researchers say evidence indicates that humans are the ones to blame for this
by Laura Sinpetru, May 30th, 2014
 
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