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Windows On The Past: 7 Amazing Creatures Preserved In Amber

Amber (fossil tree sap) can contain prehistoric insects, crustaceans, frogs and lizards, preserved in exquisite detail and all many millions of years old.

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The Great Outdoors: Office Space Goes Green and Open-Air

This fun installation is part art, part social commentary, and all eco-friendly. Designers moved an entire office outdoors and took "green" to the extreme!

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Blushing Hides: 10 Amazing Pink Animals

These 10 amazing animals are in the pink and they're not afraid to show it. Pink pigmentation isn't common in the animal kingdom but it IS uncommonly beautiful.

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Blowing Off Steam: The World's 10 Most Amazing Geysers

Geysers have entranced observers from time immemorial with their sudden appearances, explosive power and the ability to conjure up rainbows on a cloudless day.

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Island In the (Air)Stream: Floating Sculpture Goes Missing

Have you seen this island? The creators are searching for the lushly vegetated floating sculpture after it was cut free during a U.K. festival in July.

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Cold Comfort: 7 Amazing Antarctic Lakes

Lakes? In my frozen Antarctica? This in-depth (brrr!) look at 7 amazing Antarctic lakes shows us the 7th continent still has a few tricks up its frosty sleeve.

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Washed-Up Artwork: Bright Rainbows of Beached Trash

On a beach in Mexico, garbage from around the world washes up and settles on the sand. Photographer Alejandro Duran manages to make this sad waste look lovely.

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Surprising Green Nature Park Inside Amsterdam's Airport

Travelers going through Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport can take a pleasant time out in the new indoor/outdoor nature park featuring "mixed reality technology."

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UNESCO To Add 10 New Natural World Heritage Properties

Among the 42 sites considered for inscription on UNESCO's World Heritage List this June are 10 new natural properties deserving of appreciation and protection.

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The Urban Jungle: Tiny Ecosystems Take Over Madrid

In the grey center of Madrid, tiny bits of cheery green appeared recently under the protective arms of miniature greenhouses.

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Nature's Schedules: How Animals Really Spend Their Time

Don't assume that your favorite animals just spend all day hunting for food or napping. Their schedules are actually quite complicated.

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Earth in a Bubble: Unique Flipped Landscape Photography

The world looks different through a bubble. One young photographer is showing his fans how incredible a simple landscape can be from a different perspective.

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Fictional Species: Tribute to the Surreal ‘Land Shark’

The incredibly rare and exceptionally dangerous Land Shark has been known to the scientific community since 1975. Every once in a while, it is caught on camera.

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Red Tides: When Tiny, Toxic, Single-Celled Animals Attack!

Red tides kill millions of fish, poison shellfish beds, and leave swimmers' skin itchy, irritated and inflamed. Is there a reason why nature sometimes sees red?

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Nature + Technology Combine to Relax Stressed Urbanites

Feeling stressed and disconnected from the natural world? This website lets you combine your favorite nature sounds for a unique relaxation experience.

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