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Whether as pampered pets at home or protected from predators in zoos, these 10 oldest "grand paws" lead the senior circuit with the most golden years.
Beer, wine and cocktails may demonstrate the brewmaster's and bartender's art; now their essential character can be displayed in bold, crystalline colors.
While it's too much to expect the animal kingdom to look like the Magic Kingdom, some creatures appear to have taken multiple hits from the ugly stick.
This renewed look at our exceptional planet uncovers nine more extreme locations that rate their own place in the sun... rain, wind, snow, etcetera.
These 10 big bugs show that giant insects don't only exist as fossils... or in nightmares. Put away that fly-swatter, you don't want to make these guys mad!
These 10 bizarre bat houses may look somewhat creepy to us but to our furry flying friends, they're home sweet home.
Rock formations have been laid down and eroded away time and time again over the past 4.5 billion years - even the Earth suffers from fallen arches.
Being transparent doesn't mean these animals have nothing to hide. On the contrary, their lack of pigment provides many benefits - even if you can't see them.
Around the world at any given moment, dozens of volcanoes are smoking, shaking and stirring up their neighborhoods. Here are 10 of the most active.
"Human Horns" are more than just the theme of a Futurama episode, they're a recognized physical phenomenon that's not as uncommon as one might think.
Counting down the past half-century's worst 13 oil spills on land and sea reveals a stunning succession of sick slicks with the sad promise of more to come.
Red animals are rarely retiring - their brilliant crimson, scarlet and vermillion hues dare others to notice them and often remind them to keep their distance.
Yellow: the color of sunshine, lemons, bananas, and a surprising variety of animals who find 'butter living' to be better living.
For these 10 amazing animals, "going green" is more than just a trendy phrase... it's a lifestyle!
Purple animals - their rich hue is as beautiful as it is rare. Color them lavender, mauve or violet, purple animals add a distinctive tone to nature's palette.
Do animals get the blues? I azure you they do! These 10 cool creatures have chosen the blue end of the spectrum as their way to be made in the shade.
Animal migrations, be they the fastest, largest, longest and even stupidest, are some of the most "moving" phenomena Mother Nature can show us.
The THUMS islands, built off Long Beach back in the '60s, look like tropical paradises but they conceal a slippery secret more valuable than gold - BLACK gold!
"Inner City Snail", a unique concept by creative master Slinkachu, uses non-toxic paint to turn sluggish molluscs into miniature masterpieces of urban art.
Insects may be small but many of them scare folks big-time based on their frightening names. Here are 10 such bugs whose barks are bigger than their bites.