One writer lines up a long list of scientists, doctors, and exercisers who have sought to learn more about walking and its effects on humans; as well as some pretty inspiring tales of long walks, such as a 3,800-mile series of walks by one doctor in all seasons, to show the power of believing in yourself.
Computer simulations of the eating methods of the long-extinct ocean organism Tribrachidium had surprising findings about the more complex-than-thought eating methods of some 555 million years ago.
The Adélie penguins in East Antarctica like rocky areas free of snow and ice, so they happen to increasing in number as a result of the more ice-free coastlines from climate warming. It is still unclear how warming temperatures will affect their krill food sources, though.
A section of metal debris was recently found near the United Kingdom's southwestern coast, and it bears what looks like an American flag. It was covered with barnacles.
After the outdoors retailer REI declared in October that the company's 143 stores would close for Black Friday, municipalities and states around the country responded with free, discounted, and ranger-led events in nature for the day after Thanksgiving.
After Mars' larger moon Phobos is shattered by gravity, Mars will likely have an all-new appearance.
A recent study looked at spirituality and gratitude among people with heart conditions, and found that those who showed gratitude on a daily basis improved their health by wide margins.
In New York's 526-acre Prospect Park, red-tailed hawks recently attacked a drone.
A recent study looked at soft tectonic plates deep below Peru, not all of which move at an angle below other plates.
A recent study induced flatworms to grow the heads and brains of other species, by changing the cell communication and not by altering the genomic sequence. This, they say, could lead to birth-defect findings and other learnings.
What does "wilderness" mean? Is there a reason, in all cases, to try to bring back or shore up threatened species? To what are we bringing them back? Author M.R. O'Connor asked these and other questions while looking at the humans and animals involved in pretty significant conservation stories, including that of the Northern Right Whale, a yellow toad whose habitat is under a Tanzanian waterfall, and the White Rhino.
Considering how many studies say walking and biking are great for us, Nature World News is keeping an eye out for opportunities to walk in greenery in North American cities. Recently we walked 4.5 miles from near downtown Portland, Maine to none other than an *island*, Mackworth Island.
Nature World News recently spoke with Mike Carmon, a meteorologist who studies the very extreme weather atop New Hampshire's Mt. Washington. Scientists in 1932 clocked winds there of 231 mph; researchers have had a wild-and-wooly view of weather there ever since then.
A mummified seven-year-old boy sacrificed during an ancient Incan ritual reveals important information regarding ancient lineages predating Spanish colonization.