In a rare incident, a 12- to 14-foot great white shark fatally mauled a swimmer off a western New Zealand beach.
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The Royal penguin that washed up on a beach in New Zealand is the second from Antarctica to arrive there in as many years.
The month-long hunt ends with just 68 pythons caught, while humorist Dave Barry, in an 'unmasculine' snake encounter, defends himself with barbeque tongs.
Xiao Liwu made his public debut Thursday at the San Diego Zoo. As fans crowded around the exhibit, hoping to catch a glimpse of the 5-month-old giant panda cub, we asked the question that perhaps needs no asking. Scientists offer some clues.
Move over Abba, Sweden has found new fame. The small Nordic country is breaking records — in waste. Sweden's program of generating energy from garbage is wildly successful, but recently its success has also generated a surprising issue: There is simply not enough trash.
On World Rhino Day, people across the globe celebrate the rhinoceros and raise awareness to save all five species.
When "butter stick" was born in 2005, NPR's Kitty Eisele was among the many who were mesmerized as the National Zoo's panda cam showed his progress. This week, another cub's been born. So panda fans such as Kitty are back at their computers to watch.
Officials don't know yet whether it's a male or female. The mother, Mei Xiang, gave birth to Tai Shan (a male) in 2005.
In just the past 24 hours he has mused about why group sex might be better than "one-on-one" and has been video taped flying a motorized hang glider in an attempt to lead some cranes on their migration south.
Watch as a massive flare shoots from the sun and stretches a half million miles into space. Friday's event dealt Earth's magnetic environment a "glancing blow," NASA says.
Because of droughts, bears are having to search harder and across wider ranges to find food. That's increasingly bringing them into contact with humans. In Aspen, Colo., alone there were nearly 300 "bear calls" to police in August — a record.
The giant was captured in Everglades National Park, where managers are struggling to control a booming population of the Southeast Asian species.
The pellets, used to make plastic products, were knocked off a ship by a powerful typhoon. The clean-up will be arduous.
Tonight's full moon will be a prelude to Aug. 31's blue moon.
The same glacier "calved" another huge iceberg in 2010. Greenland is changing quickly, experts warn. Melting there will put more upward pressure on sea levels.
The fisher, a weasel-like animal, is already a candidate for protection under the Endangered Species Act. Now, researchers have evidence that the animals have been exposed to lethal poison used by power growers to protect their plants from animals.
Five fatal encounters in less than a year — usually there is one a year off Australia — have raised alarms. Some wonder whether great whites should be culled.
There have been folktales for centuries about sounds supposedly coming from the sky when an aurora borealis is lighting up the night. Now, scientists in Finland say they've recorded the noises. What they don't know yet, is what causes them.
Great white sharks are spotted off the coast of California and Massachusetts, triggering one beach closure.
Firefighting planes in Colorado were grounded for 90 minutes after an apparent meteorite forced the planes to land for safety.