March 29, 2014 They sing. They leap. They do crazy cartwheels, landing with pinpoint perfection. They finish with a wild cry of joy. But it's what they don't do that's most remarkable.
March 25, 2014 There you are: face to face, looking into her eyes, a puddle of love, when all of a sudden, you yawn. Usually, she yawns back; but what if she doesn't?
March 22, 2014 A few weeks ago, this little frog was frozen solid, hard like an ashtray, basically dead. And then, we don't know how, this amazing thing happened ...
March 21, 2014 Count the army ants; count the starlings; count the herring, the pigeons and the fans at a Rod Stewart concert in Rio, and then ask: What's the greatest gathering of animals ever?
March 18, 2014 Two mapmakers made the place up. It wasn't real. Then, oddly, it popped into being. I am not making this up. It happened. Then it un-happened.
March 15, 2014 Two rocks sit on a hill. They're rocks, so there's not a whole lot to do. But then there's a noise, some motion, and suddenly they are witnesses to an extraordinary change. Come see what they see.
March 14, 2014 They met on a bridge high over the Dnieper River near Kiev, in Ukraine. They didn't want the authorities to know, and — until the video came out — nobody noticed.
March 12, 2014 It was bound to happen. In the worldwide race for clicks, one of the Web's most popular bloggers has gone rogue. She's decided to bore her audience — in the most daring way.
March 7, 2014 What was it for you? A song? A movie? A poem? For me, it was a painting. I was grabbed by a work of art that said I know you. I've been waiting. And I fell. Totally. Why does that happen?
March 5, 2014 A mysterious dark spot in downtown Tokyo. A flock of dancing dots in the Pacific. A town that's half orange, half green. Astronaut puzzlers seen from space.
March 1, 2014 See the huge bear. He is hungry. See the little dog. He is happy. See the bear move close. "Come, play!" says the dog ...
February 26, 2014 Look at what's happening to the planet, its air, its soil, its animals, its plants. Maybe it's time to point a finger at the cause of all this change — and name it.
February 22, 2014 A sea creature in a Japanese aquarium goes on strike. It won't eat. Just totally refuses. What to do?
February 19, 2014 To keep pace with the present rate of temperature change, plants and animals have to migrate poleward a few feet a day, according to a team of ecologists. If they can't, they may not survive.
February 17, 2014 What's a "blog?" What's an "NPR?" How do you put a picture on the radio? Cartoonist Connie Sun tries to explain to her mom. (I'm not sure it worked.)
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