Friendly Gray Whale Plays With Dana Point Whale Watchers

It’s the thing you dream of when embarking on a whale watching tour: coming face to face with one of the largest leviathans on earth! By Ashley Ludwig DANA POINT, CA—Gray whale sightings have surged in recent months, but no encounter has been so exciting as one experienced by whale watchers this week, according to […]

Zoom In

This is a very detailed image of an object you see most days. What’s the object?   Source : Morning Brew   ZOOM IN ANSWER This is the highest-resolution image of the sun’s surface ever taken. Those cell-looking blobs are each about the size of Texas. Photo credit: NSO/AURA/NSF

So That Doesn’t Seem Good

NASA Tracks Australia Wildfire Smoke Traveling Across the Globe by Neal Freyman What are you looking at? Smoke and aerosols from the Australian fires marching east. NASA says the smoke blob, which has caused air quality issues in New Zealand and South America, will make at least one full circuit across the globe before returning […]

Pet-Owner Busts Spider Stealing His Goldfish

Pet-Owner Busts Spider Stealing His Goldfish (It Didn’t End Well For The Fish)     For pet-owners, coming home to discover your pet has been caught red-handed, sometimes red-faced, doing something they weren’t expecting you to witness is a common occurrence. However, one poor goldfish in South Africa could have done with their owner arriving […]

Dog befriends an abandoned baby giraffe

MOKOPANE, South Africa (AP) — A dog in South Africa has befriended a baby giraffe that was abandoned at birth, rescued and taken to a local orphanage. Jazz the giraffe arrived at The Rhino Orphanage just days after birth. A farmer found him in the wild, weak and dehydrated, and called the center for help. […]

Why the world is running out of sand

By Vince Beiser It may be little more than grains of weathered rock, and can be found in deserts and on beaches around the world, but sand is also the world’s second most consumed natural resource. A South African entrepreneur shot dead in September. Two Indian villagers killed in a gun battle in August. A […]