San Francisco, California could soon be the first city in the United States to adopt a law prohibiting the release of commercially-bred butterflies, a common wedding ceremony practice that has peeved local environmentalists.
Jumping out of a plane and into enemy territory, hanging from custom-made parachutes, lying in wait for your enemies: It’s probably the most nerve-wracking experience anyone can have – unless you’re already dead and stuffed with painkillers.
A grizzly bear may become a surrogate mother to polar bear cubs on the endangered species list, thanks to scientists from the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, who have developed a unique program to conserve the country’s polar population.
A "spooky disease" causing starfish to lose their limbs and die in a matter of days in record numbers is raging along the US west coast. Scientists are struggling to determine the reach and source of the deadly syndrome known as ‘star wasting disease’.
A remote mountain range in northern Australia just gave the world three new species after sitting in isolation for millions of years – including a ‘primitive-looking’ gecko. The scientists are excited for a return, hopeful of uncovering more new species.
Sweden’s biggest nuclear reactor was forced to cease operations in a queer twist which had nothing to do with earthquakes or anti-nuclear protests. A giant swarm of jellyfish invaded the area, sneaking into pipes and causing a shutdown.
Kazakhstan has stepped up border controls with neighboring Kyrgyzstan, while China has refused to send its athletes to a meet there following news of a Kyrgyz teenager having died from bubonic plague, allegedly getting infected by a local rodent.
Police in the Urals city of Ekaterinburg are chasing down an escaped crocodile after several people spotted the reptile about town. So far, no one is admitting to prior ownership of the runaway predator.
Virginia’s first “Great Bull Run” attracted thousands of spectators – but as they were watching out for horns and hooves, a strike came from the skies, as a drone capturing aerial images dropped on the crowds below, injuring at least four.