SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
CLIMATE THREAT TO WILDLIFE MAY HAVE BEEN MASSIVELY UNDERREPORTED
More than 700 of the world's threatened and endangered animal species may be directly affected by climate change, according to a new study — vastly more than the number of animal species scientists initially thought would face risks from global warming.
FACTS ABOUT KIWIS
Kiwis are pear-shaped, flightless birds with long legs and beak. Though they look to be covered in fur, kiwis actually have thin, hair-like feathers.
FACTS ABOUT BROMINE
Smelly element No. 35, bromine, is a fairly abundant element but has a rare property: it is the only nonmetal to exist in liquid form at room temperature, and one of only two elements (the other being mercury) that is liquid at room temperature and pressure.
SEA ICE HITS RECORD LOWS AT BOTH POLES
Arctic temperatures have finally started to cool off after yet another
winter heat wave
stunted sea ice growth over the weekend.
3,000-YEAR-OLD CHILD FOOTPRINTS FOUND AT SITE OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN PALACE
Mysterious, 3,000-year-old footprints of ancient Egyptian children have emerged alongside rare painting fragments, at what appears to be the site of a royal palace or temple.
FACTS ABOUT CICADAS
Cicadas are oval-shaped, winged insects that provide a buzzing and clicking song heard in nature throughout the summer.