Source: Academy of American Poets
Read this short history of poems about nature.
Source: PBS NOVA
Rollercoasters, haunted houses, scary movies — we enjoy being scared, but have you ever wondered why? Some scientists think being scared is good for us!
Source: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
How do desert plants survive their harsh climate? This article by Mark A. Dimmitt, Director of Natural History at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, explains the strategies plants use to keep the desert blooming.
Source: National Human Genome Research Institute
Learn about the intensive research project that definitively showed the bonds among all humans.
Source: Cool Cosmos
Your eyes are able to perceive many wavelengths of light as colors. But not all light is visible to the human eye. Here’s a closer look at some of what you can’t see—infrared light.
Snakes and spiders top lists of things people fear, even though accidents and diseases are deadlier. The reason why harks back to the experiences of our early ancestors.
Matt Moniz was named “Adventurer of the Year” in 2010 by National Geographic when he was just 12! At 17 years old he realized his dream to climb Mount Everest but was also caught up in a deadly avalanche.
Source: National Geographic
Paul Salopek is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who is retracing our ancestors’ migration out of Africa on foot. This epic journey began in Ethiopia in 2013 and will end this year at the tip of South America. Explore the walk and some of the latest stories from the journey.
Source: California Academy of Sciences
Get an overview of how intelligence appears across the animal world and why humans care so much about it.
Source: CBC News
This article and video discuss ‘nature deficit disorder’ and the benefits of being in nature on our emotional, physical, and mental health.