See an E.T.-like amphibian, a prickly lizard, a katydid that sends vibrating valentines, and more—all potential new species found in remote Ecuadorian mountains.
Earth Day is celebrated worldwide each year on April 22, prompting environmental groups and businesses to pull off a host of sometimes unusual stunts to draw attention to their causes and green initiatives. Check out eight of them.
The night sky is the forgotten half of our environment, says Mike Simmons, the president and founder of Astronomers Without Borders. Simmons, along with coordinator Babak Tafreshi, are producing a project called The World at Night, or TWAN, which aims to remind us of our place in the universe through a series of stunning night sky images, made from familiar landmarks around the world.
Captions for photos of animals in the news. Shots include a baby colobus monkey, an English bulldog, the “most beautiful” goat, a panda bear checkup, and a doggie soup kitchen.
Captions for photos of travel destinations and cultural events around the world. Shots include a boat race in India, the Day of the Dead in Guatemala, voodoo priests in Haiti, and Dawat-e-Islami congregation goers in Pakistan.
Captions for photos of events in the news from around the world. Shots include the Hubble Space Telescope’s return to operation, the World Series champions Philadelphia Phillies, and violence flaring in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Captions for photos of animals in the news. Shots include a Far Eastern leopard, a three-headed Chihuahua, a dog in Austria’s National Day celebration, a Malayan tiger cub, and a lioness cub.