When you think of paradise, do you imagine the beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear waters? What about the lush green forests with exotic animals roaming around freely? If so, then those visions are probably what inspired your travel plans. Sadly, these visions are not what many people find when they visit some of their favorite tropical destinations. These countries ...

Lisa is a German-born woman who has settled in the United States. She is based in Michigan and what she loves most about her home is the beautiful nature on display outside her window every day. Her favorite pastime is looking out her window at beautiful birds that stop at her garden every day. Her second favorite pastime is photography. ...

The largest bird that has ever flown in our world is the pelagornithid. This species liver around 50 million years ago and had a wingspan so long that even an albatross would get lost in their shadow. There are pelagornithid fossils found all over the world and they are not particularly rare. Yet recently a new pelagornithid discovery got scientists ...

The modernization of society and the globe is an unstoppable force that continues to transform the people and the planet. Despite the growing role of technology in the world and the continued urbanization of our communities, we must not forget about the importance of biodiversity. The climate is clearly in trouble and by investing in green solutions we can continue ...

While most of us have seen a thunderstorm in our lifetimes there is a rarer variety that only the lucky (or unlucky) few have witnessed. Thundersnow is similar to a thunderstorm with one clear difference; instead of rain, you experience snow. While that may sound like a thunderstorm in a colder part of the world it is actually far rarer ...

If you have seen the 1963 classic movie Birds then you will have a healthy respect and fear of crows. In the movie, the crows are seen slowly starting to appear in a playground. One by one, more crows appear until the entire playground appears covered in a black mist of crows. As the children try to run from the ...

When it comes to insects my personal opinion is that the bigger they are, the more I hate them. A large cockroach scuttling across my kitchen floor is a sight bad enough to change my mood for the day. An annoying moth constantly attacking my light fixture is a distraction that I can do without. Of course, I don’t like ...

For years Americans and Europeans have battled over many issues. How to spell colo(u)r? Whether to measure in kilometers or miles? How much is appropriate to tip? The list is endless. Many of these issues have been solved and in most cases, the Americans are just wrong. There may be one case that the Americans are right though and that ...

When you ask people what they like about nature, some will say it is the clean air that you can breathe, others will mention the incredible colors on display, many will talk about the peaceful tranquility that nature offers. Leaving the bustling city behind and heading to the outdoors can provide a serene stillness that nothing in our busy lives ...

There are many mysteries from years ago that remain unsolved. In the past, these strange occurrences were presumed to be messages from the Gods. Today we know that most are simply natural occurrences in science and nature. One strange phenomenon remained unsolved for many centuries, until now. In Japan, in 620 AD a large red light spread over the country. ...