Like most people who spend their lives sitting in chairs and occasionally walking to different chairs, I’m a big fan of nature documentaries, and harbor acute feelings of jealousy for those involved in making them. Planet Earth II, the long-anticipated sequel to the groundbreaking David Attenborough-narrated series, …
Today in Nature Is Fucking Terrifying: a colossal swarm of bees descended upon a family reunion in Cerritos, California, stinging over 20 people. Three were hospitalized as a result of the attack.
Following several strong storms on Friday, over 300 reindeer were found dead on the Hardangervidda plateau, a national park in Southern Norway. The animals, which huddle together in danger and to protect themselves from bad weather, were killed by lightning.
Animal livestreams are so relaxing. You get to look at animals, and also at your computer.
South African wildlife photographer Renata Ewald was traveling in Kruger National Park when she saw this mother elephant with one terrific pair of breasts.
In case you were unaware, the male nursery web spider is a kinky little rascal.
A petition has popped up requesting that Snoop Dogg become the narrator for a season of BBC’s nature documentary series Planet Earth, a show that’s better watched in a certain state of mind.
The beehive is one of the most ordered systems in the natural world: the queen bee lays eggs, the worker bees focus on pollinating and hive maintenance. But within the hive, a shift can occur that drives worker bees into sexual, murderous rampages that often end in the death of their own queen.
Chanel gave us an intimate moment that we didn’t ask for with Gisele Bündchen, the face of their Chanel N°5 fragrance. In the clip, Bündchen is wrapped in a blanket, walking barefoot in leaves, while describing how she’s at her happiest whenever she is in the middle of nature.
On September 22, workers cut down a well-loved 200-year-old oak tree at Ivy Green, writer Helen Keller’s childhood home in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Keller, who lost both sight and hearing at 19 months, was once trapped in the tree during a storm until Annie Sullivan, her teacher and companion, carried her to safety. The…
Kate Hudson joined Bear Grylls for a two-day hike through the snowy Italian Dolomites on the season 2 premiere of Running Wild, and you could cut the sexual tension with a knife.
Another day, another something named after the famed voice of classy nature television Sir David Attenborough. This time it's an entire damned genus of rare African plants with "fleshy flowers." Sir David Attenborough sighs, looks at his Wikipedia page, wonders where he's gonna fit all this.
Taking a picture with an adorable monkey—what could possibly go wrong? Oh, pretty much everything.
In ancient Greek mythology, after the great flood, Deucalion and Pyrrha repopulated the world by scattering stones throughout the earth. From these stones emerged people; from these people grew the world. It's a myth, but its opposite is possible. Sometimes, humans turn to stone.
A beach wedding in St. Croix was derailed when an unexpected guest dragged herself out of the depths of the sea and made Brianna's special day ALL ABOUT HER. It was an enormous, majestic leatherback sea turtle—the largest species of turtle in the world—and girl was just looking for quiet place to lay her eggs without…
Back when I was in my early 20s, before I became the proud, dazzling, professional, skirt-suited woman-scholar that I am today (i.e. a hungry, unshowered, still-in-bed hangover-crone who's only managed to make it to semi-vertical today despite having had to pee for literally four hours), I used to make this joke in…
Killer whales are one of only three species on the planet to experience menopause, and scientists believe the evolutionary trait is a result of whales' "unusual social structure," in which their adult children never really leave them. (On a side note: what the fuck is day two of a whale period like?)
Look. Let's just get this out of the way. I know this is going to seem like some bullshit listicle about animals doing stuff—and yeah, it KIND OF IS, I GUESS, in that it's literally a listicle of animals doing stuff—but what you have to understand is that I really, really give a shit about animals doing stuff.
Mothers are now the primary or sole breadwinners in 40% of American households with children, according to a new Pew study. Some (breadwinning women) reported actually wanting this change. Others (sniveling Fox pundits) say apocalypse is nigh and that it's "anti-science" for women to "dominate."
Dolphins are magical, highly-intelligent creatures that play with surfers, save drunk people from riptides, and jump over the rings of Lisa Frank’s neon-splattered Saturn. They’re cosmic beings, dolphins are, in direct communication with the undying essence of the universe, privy to the semi-divine thalassic secrets…