Category: News

Climbers near the summit of Mount Everest

Nepal Issues Record Number of Permits to Climbers Hoping to Scale Mount Everest

Mount Everest is the ultimate challenge for climbers looking to put their skills to the test. Over 6,300 individuals have reached the summit and, this…

Yangtze giant softshell turtle sitting in the mud

Last Female of Rare Reptile of Mythical Status Dies In Vietnam

Clare Fitzgerald

The only known female of a critically-endangered freshwater turtle species has passed away. The mythical Yangtze giant softshell turtle has been at risk of extinction…

One cockroach standing next to one that's on its back + Crayon heart

Cockroaches Are Adapting Their Sex Lives In Response to Pesticides

Among the most irritating pests in the world, cockroaches have been the bane of human existence for much of history. In recent decades, traps and…

MaryJo Mattingly holding a walleye + Luke Lankford and MaryJo Mattingly posing in their prom outfits

Teen Makes Headlines for Viral Fishing Trip On Prom Night

A Tennessee high school student is making headlines after she shared a photo of the walleye she caught while night fishing with her boyfriend. However,…

Baby golden coin turtle sitting in a human palm

‘The Situation Has Come to a Point Where It Cannot Be Worse’ – Scientists Raise Alarm Over Shrinking Turtle Population

Clare Fitzgerald

Hong Kong is among the most heavily- and densely-populated cities in the world. It’s not just home to over 7.4 million residents, it’s also the…

Diver reaching out to a black sea urchin

Scientists Solve Mystery of Sea Urchin Killer In the Caribbean

Clare Fitzgerald

After sea urchins in the Caribbean started getting sick and dying off in 2022, scientists began looking into what the cause could be. Now, in…

Joasia Zakrzewski running along a dirt road

‘I Made a Massive Error’ – Ultra-Marathoner Who Took Third Place In Race Used Car For 2.5 Miles

One of the world’s top ultra-marathon runners has come under fire for cheating during the 2023 GB Ultras Manchester to Liverpool 50-mile race. Joasia Zakrzewski,…

Northern Lights shining over a mountain

Stargazers Awestruck After Mysterious Spiral Appears In Northern Lights

Clare Fitzgerald

Those looking up at the night sky on April 15, 2023 were treated to a unique and potentially unsettling sight when an unidentified spiral appeared…

View of a coral reef

‘Pristine’ Coral Reef Discovered In the Galápagos Islands

Clare Fitzgerald

A scientific expedition off the coast of the Galápagos Islands has discovered a previously unknown coral reef. Containing over 50 percent living coral, the find…

Hippos sticking their heads out of the water

One of Pablo Escobar’s ‘Cocaine Hippos’ Killed In Highway Collision

Clare Fitzgerald

A hippopotamus descended from those brought to Colombia illegally by infamous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar was killed in a highway collision with an SUV. According…