Mary Beth Griggs
at 09:48 AM May 29 2017
Nature // 

Los Angeles is the land of sunshine, warm summers, and mild winters, with only a few dark and cloudy days to darken the relentless California cheerfulness. But what if you travelled back in time 50,000 years? What would California's climate look like then?

Mary Beth Griggs
at 13:14 PM May 26 2017
Nature // 

It might not seem like it, but we live in a world full of giants. Blue whales are the largest animal ever to move across the planet, with the biggest measuring in at over 100 feet long and weighing hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 12:58 PM May 26 2017
Nature // 

Goats climb mountains. Why wouldn't they climb trees, too? But the sight of a herd of goats perched in a tree like a flock of birds is pretty startling.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 15:39 PM May 24 2017
Nature // 

George Phillips was not expecting to find any dinosaurs in the Northeastern Mississippi stream. But as he hunted for fossilized crabs and mollusks, he came across a strange specimen—a ridged object about the size of a quarter.

Sara Chodosh
at 10:35 AM May 19 2017
Nature // 

Tinder and Bumble would be a lot more effective if you could sniff your potential matches before swiping. Better yet, if you could smell them and hear them. Forget complex matching algorithms—just invent a way to spritz the person's scent while you listen to them talk or read aloud (pro tip: go for “May I Feel Said He” by e.e. cummings, especially if you sound like Tom Hiddleston).

Sarah Fecht
at 10:35 AM May 19 2017
Nature // 

It looks like chaos inside a commercial aviary. In these cage-free barns, thousands of squawking chickens flap between perches, grabbing food on one level, rolling in dust on another, and laying eggs in the nesting areas.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 08:50 AM May 18 2017
Nature // 

It is incredibly hard to observe an orangutan nursing its baby. Even without dedicated nursing rooms, these already reclusive animals manage to find privacy in trees and at night to nurse their young, making it difficult for biologists to tell how long and how often orangutan mothers breastfeed their offspring.

 
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