Mary Beth Griggs
at 11:14 AM Feb 16 2017
Nature // 

In January of last year, drones captured video of houses perched perilously on rapidly-eroding cliffs along California's coast. Those houses in Pacifica, California weren't alone, as waves driven by El Niño tore away huge chunks of the shoreline over the winter of 2015-2016.

Sarah Fecht
at 14:43 PM Feb 13 2017
Nature // 

While NSW burns, a snowstorm hammered the Northeast US yesterday, dumping as much as a foot of snow in some places. And while the storm closed schools, grounded flights, and inconvenienced a lot of humans, the animals at the Bronx Zoo couldn't be happier about it. These photos of animals playing in the snow were taken today by zoo staff, and they're the perfect ending to a long week.

Sara Chodosh
at 10:17 AM Feb 9 2017
Nature // 

Carnivorous plants seem like the ultimate flora. Not content with wavin' around in the breeze collecting daylight, they also devour tasty insect flesh. They're carnivores and they're plants. They're redefining what it means to be greenery. Right?

Sarah Fecht
at 10:48 AM Feb 7 2017
Nature // 

Wisconsin's wolves are a great success story in many ways. When the state began monitoring its gray wolf population in 1979, there were only about 25 left in the area, after bounty hunting and prey decline nearly wiped them out. Today, thanks to the Endangered Species Act and the state's efforts, Wisconsin is home to about 800 gray wolves. But they may not be out of hot water yet.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 11:27 AM Feb 3 2017
Nature // 

Nothing can get between a boxer crab and his sea anemones. Not another crab, not a lack of sea anemones in the immediate environment, and certainly not biologists who deliberately remove a boxer crab's living pom-poms in the name of science.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 11:27 AM Feb 3 2017
Nature // 

The rocky imprint looks like the shadow of a flattened shrimp. But this tiny creature—no bigger than a thumb—lurked in the shallow seas of North America long before shrimp existed.

Eleanor Cummins
at 11:28 AM Feb 1 2017
Nature // 

Imagine all the things you could do if you had a long, sticky frog tongue. Perhaps you'd catch bad guys as they tried to run away or—no less admirably—grab a beer from the fridge without taking your eyes off the game.

 
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