Nature

Boring Houseplants Are Getting All The Buzz These Days

Forget CBD oil or crystals. These burgeoning companies offer something more mundane: the delight of growing things, delivered to your door.

Antarctica Is A Meteorite Canvas

For about a month, Katherine Joy spent hours snaking up and down the Antarctic ice on a snowmobile, trying to spot gatherings...

Hipster Tastes Are Driving The Growing Cactus Theft Problem

When most people drive through the Cactus Forest in Saguaro national park, their gazes are fixed skyward. Towering saguaros fill the view...

The Baby Bath Duck Toys’ Epic Ocean Survival Story

We know exactly where the spill occurred: 44.7°N, 178.1°E. We know the day, January 10, 1992, but not the hour. Neither do...

Need A Boost? Visit A Rookery

If you’ve driven Highway 1 near San Simeon in the past few years, chances are you’ve noticed the extraordinary northern elephant seal...

The Latest From The Blue Hole

A team of scientists -- including Virgin billionaire Richard Branson -- has returned from a groundbreaking mission to the bottom of Belize's Great...

What Happened To The Megalodons?

Megalodon is definitely extinct—and great white sharks may be to blame. New analysis of the ancient behemoths suggests they...

Exploring Ocean Life In California

First came the dull crack of the speargun fired through the clear Pacific water, its target hidden by thick kelp forest. Barely...

Succulent Poaching Is Big Business In California

Succulents—drought-friendly, fireproof, angular, Zen—long ago attained the status of design cliché, a living version of the shag rug, Heath mug, Eames chair. But...

Where Did All The Bugs Go?

Sune Boye Riis was on a bike ride with his youngest son, enjoying the sun slanting over the fields and woodlands near...