Deep in the rolling hills of southern Ohio lies a giant, earthen piece of art. The Great Serpent Mound, which is, predictably, an effigy mound made to resemble a serpent, has been a source of intrigue and the subject...
Many of the world’s most ferocious animals are large, carnivorous mammals, like lions, tigers, and bears, and for good reason - these animals were born to hunt, and are large and strong enough to take down most humans if...
When you think of Disney, you might think of the cartoon-esque Cinderella Castle at the Disney World theme park in Florida. With millions of kids and adults streaming in to visit the park every year, the castle inside the...
In certain parts of southern Asia, Africa, and Central and South America, insects are a common addition to the average person’s diet. Insects, along with various plants, often replace meat in areas where it isn’t easily available or isn’t...
The Pacific Garbage Patch sounds like something from a dystopian novel. It’s literally an enormous patch of garbage floating in the northern Pacific Ocean, weighing about seven million tons and occupying about twice the space of the state of...
Most people have heard of crops that are submerged in water, like in the famous rice paddies of China and Vietnam, but what about under the ocean? A recent project in underwater farming is riding a wave of ingenuity...
You’ve probably heard about other animals with remarkably long lifespans, like tortoises that can survive past age 100, or macaws that often live 70-80 years. But one discovery off the coast of Alaska has revealed what was likely the...
The Statue of Liberty remains one of the most iconic features of the American landscape, after its dedication in 1886. Standing more than 300 feet over New York Harbor, Lady Liberty has been a symbol of freedom and opportunity...
In the wildlife preserves of South Africa, the African elephant and the white rhinoceros normally coexist fairly peacefully. The southern white rhino, a species which is near-endangered mostly due to their being a target for poachers seeking the ivory...
Imagine you are at your annual doctor’s check up. The doctor asks about your diet, probing to see how your health may be affected by it. What do you say? Are you honest and able to accurately recall what...
Have you ever wished that you could speak with animals? Language is a unique human trait that connects us to each other and simultaneously separates us from others species. But we all know that some animals seem to understand...