Nature / Wildlife

Scaly, scary lodgers: Frenchman shares home with 400 reptiles

Scaly, scary lodgers: Frenchman shares home with 400 reptiles

Published 20/09/2018

COUERON, France (Reuters) - In an unassuming house on France’s River Loire, a cobra lives on the coffee table, a 50 kg (110-pound) tortoise roams [more…]

Scientists investigate icy streams for survival clues

Scientists investigate icy streams for survival clues

Published 13/09/2018

FURKA, Switzerland (Reuters) - A team of scientists has embarked on a four-year quest to discover what beyond water the world loses when glaciers melt. [more…]

Stone in South African cave boasts oldest-known human drawing

Stone in South African cave boasts oldest-known human drawing

Published 12/09/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A small stone flake marked with intersecting lines of red ochre pigment some 73,000 years ago that was found in a cave [more…]

Bees besiege Times Square street, drawing swarm of tourists

Bees besiege Times Square street, drawing swarm of tourists

Published 28/08/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - It was a case of hold the honey, double the mustard in Times Square at lunchtime on Tuesday. Police shut part [more…]

Russian artist honors photography’s roots with wooden cameras

Russian artist honors photography’s roots with wooden cameras

Published 21/08/2018

KALININGRAD, Russia (Reuters) - A Russian artist is going back to the roots of photography, creating eye-catching wooden cameras based on the basic principles of [more…]

Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees concert canceled in Oklahoma after…

Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees concert canceled in Oklahoma after…

Published 19/08/2018

(Reuters) - An outdoor concert in Oklahoma featuring 90’s boy band favorites Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees was canceled on Saturday after an intense storm [more…]

Karachi’s rooftop cattle get a crane lift to the ground

Karachi’s rooftop cattle get a crane lift to the ground

Published 17/08/2018

KARACHI (Reuters) - Residents of Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, watched as cattle were lowered by crane from the top of a four-storey home ahead of [more…]

Scientists seek new ways to combat Florida’s growing ‘red tide’

Scientists seek new ways to combat Florida’s growing ‘red tide’

Published 16/08/2018

(Reuters) - Scientists in Florida are on the cusp of developing promising methods to control toxic algae blooms like the “red tide” that has been [more…]

Scorching weather helps uncover archeological sites around Britain

Scorching weather helps uncover archeological sites around Britain

Published 15/08/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s hottest summer in decades has revealed cropmarks across the country showing the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms and even [more…]

Underground lake found on Mars, raising possibility of life

Underground lake found on Mars, raising possibility of life

Published 25/07/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Using a radar instrument on an orbiting spacecraft, scientists have spotted what they said on Wednesday appears to be a sizable salt-laden [more…]