St. Nicholas to Santa: The Surprising Origins of Mr. Claus

Santa Claus, Kris Kringle, St. Nick—no matter which name you call him by, everyone knows the story of this plump, jolly, gift-bringing Christmas icon. Or do they?

Fiona the Famous Baby Hippo—Everything You Need to Know

The Cincinnati Zoo's star attraction comes from a species that's known for being deadly in the wild.

Snap a Shark Photo and Help Save the Biggest Fish on...

Tourist pictures of endangered whale sharks are helping scientists piece together mysteries of the gentle giant.

This Massive Underground City is Filled With Wine

Take a drive through the largest wine cellar in the entire world.

Stunning Dinosaur Likely Used Armor to Flirt as Well as Fight

Some armor plates on the dinosaur Borealopelta are exaggerated in shape—suggesting they acted as billboards for social rivals or mates.

See the Strange, Beautiful Landscapes Revealed by Lasers

Technology unearths a world hidden beneath the lush forests of the Pacific Northwest.

Asian Elephants Are Now Being Killed for Their Skin

A lawless zone in northeastern Myanmar has cornered the market in a gruesome good: elephant skin jewelry.

This Tiny Nordic Island’s Future Depends On Its 35 Villagers

On this remote island, where sheep outnumber people, villagers are striving to uphold their simple and traditional lifestyle.

Drones Spray Tree Seeds From the Sky to Fight Deforestation

These innovators are combating climate change and restoring forests with the latest technology.

Yeti Legends Are Based on These Real Animals, DNA Shows

The best look yet at supposed Yeti samples also offers valuable insight into the genetic histories of rare Himalayan bears.