These animals are truly one of a kind

Aardvarks, aye-ayes, and humans are among the species with no close living relatives.

These enchanting places captured our readers’ hearts

From charming cities in Europe to tropical rain forests in South America, these destinations will have you feeling the love.

The Mars rover Opportunity is dead. Here’s what it gave humankind.

The spacecraft lasted more than 50 times longer than originally planned, delivering groundbreaking science and inspiring a generation.

Explore the world’s largest mangrove forest

From above, the Sundarbans mangrove forest is an impressive labyrinth of colors and textures. The clear blues of the Bay of Bengal run into the murky waters of criss-crossing river systems lined by emerald foliage. “Drifting down the river for a few days is like escaping into a different world,” says Sabine Roers, founder of…

El Niño, explained

2016 was an El Niño year. Scientists know that El Niño years tend to be warmer than normal, and that events can produce unusual and dramatic weather patterns around the world. But as the year progressed, alarm bells started going off for coral researchers across the Pacific. Temperature readings for oceans around the Great Barrier…

The border wall is set to cut through a butterfly sanctuary

Some of the U.S.'s highest concentrations of butterflies can be found at the 100-acre center.

Green New Deal: Ocasio-Cortez aims to make air travel obsolete, aid...

In what may be the most far-reaching proposal to ever be considered in Congress, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., unveiled her "Green New Deal" on Thursday -- a government-led overhaul of virtually every aspect of American life that would guarantee a host of taxpayer-covered benefits for all and phase out fossil fuels. Along the way, her…

Best noise-cancelling headphones 2019: the best headphones for travel and commuting

Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones Buying Guide: Welcome to TechRadar's round-up of the best noise-cancelling headphones you can buy in 2019. We all know that commuting sucks, a necessary evil to get us from A to B. But there are many ways to make it more bearable, especially to make the chatter and traffic sounds more bearable.…

Visit the charming Dutch village where cars aren’t allowed

There are no roads in Giethoorn, the picturesque hamlet known as the "Dutch Venice."

To keep the planet flourishing, 30% of Earth needs protection by...

This story was produced in partnership with the National Geographic Society. This week a United Nations working group responded to a joint statement posted online in December by some of the world’s largest conservation organizations calling for 30 percent of the planet to be managed for nature by 2030—and for half the planet to be…