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On April 22, the planet celebrates International Mother Earth Day.
Some people say this slimy pink fish is bizarre and monstrous; others will tell you that it is cute and adorable. Meet the blobfish.
The Black Death killed between 75 and 125 million people. It was the single worst known plague in the history of civilization. Discover the 20 deadliest pandemics and epidemics of all time.
The Roaring Forties are extremely powerful westerly winds that blow in the Southern Hemisphere between latitudes 40° and 50°.
Lightning is a natural electrical discharge created by imbalances between a cumulonimbus cloud and the ground or within itself.
Ocean Ramsey is a marine biologist, professional freediver and scuba instructor, marine and shark conservationist.
  • A sun dog, or sundog, is a natural optical phenomenon consisting of one or two colored luminous spots appearing on either side of the Sun.
  • Every year, nonprofit environmental organization Heal the Bay assigns A-to-F letter grades to beaches along the California coast.
  • A heat wave, or heatwave, is a period of two or more consecutive days with apparent temperatures exceeding 105°F to 110°F (40°C to 43°C) on National Weather Service's Heat Index.

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