• Galapagos Islands January 8, 2022 2:05 pm

    Volcano Erupts, Spewing Lava and Ash Over Pacific's Galapagos Islands

    The tallest mountain in the Galapagos islands is erupting, spewing lava down its flanks and clouds of ash over the Pacific Ocean

  • Coronavirus July 8, 2021 4:48 pm

    These Are the Most-Searched ‘Bucket List' Travel Experiences in the World

    Travelers regularly search for activities in New York, Paris and Rome — but the world’s most popular online travel search is in none of those places.

  • transportation June 13, 2019 6:18 pm

    Airbnb to Recreate Trip From ‘Around the World in 80 Days'

    A lucky few will be able to live the adventures of Phileas Fogg from Jules Verne’s classic “Around the World in 80 Days.” Hosted by Airbnb, a small number of guests will travel across 16 countries using eight modes of transportation, including a hot air balloon, to promote a new collection of available bookings called Airbnb Adventures.

  • Louisiana October 20, 2018 3:54 pm

    New Snake Names Honor Darwin, Fire God, Louisiana Professor

    A Louisiana professor is in heady company, honored by having one of three newly identified species of snakes from the Galapagos Islands named after him. “They named one after Charles Darwin — that’s a no-brainer — and one after the Greek god of fire, and one after me, of all people,” said Robert A. Thomas, an environmental biologist and head...

  • Texas May 17, 2017 7:15 pm

    Texas 8th Grader Wins National Geographic Bee

    A 14-year-old 8th grader from Texas with an impressive knowledge of rivers, mountain ranges, borders and cultures has won this year’s National Geographic Bee. Pranay Varada of Irving, Texas, won Wednesday after a tense contest against another 14-year-old, Thomas Wright of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Both answered five championship-round questions correctly, moving the bee into a sudden-death tiebreaker. Pranay won by correctly...

  • head April 28, 2017 1:24 pm

    Humans Have ‘Totally New Tools' in Invasive Species Battle

    A robot zaps and vacuums up venomous lionfish in Bermuda. A helicopter pelts Guam’s trees with poison-baited dead mice to fight the voracious brown tree snake. A special boat with giant winglike nets stuns and catches Asian carp in the U.S. Midwest. In the fight against alien animals that invade and overrun native species, the weird and wired wins. “Critters...

  • Florida March 20, 2017 1:45 pm

    Boys Sneak Into Czech Zoo Enclosure and Stone Flamingo to Death

    A flamingo was beaten to death and another seriously injured by three young boys who snuck into the pink-feathered birds’ enclosure at a Czech zoo, according to a statement from the Jihlava Zoo. The trio of boys, ages 5, 6 and 8, kicked and pelted the flamingos with stones before escaping when employees at the zoo, located 80 miles outside...

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