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How to remove cactus spines (including ones stuck in your throat)
Experts weigh in on a prickly predicament.
In perfect conditions, rainbows can come alive at night
They’re called moonbows, y’all.
These boulders seemed to move on their own—until one scientist figured them out
Death Valley National Park’s Racetrack Playa is famous for a decades-old phenomenon.
Five burning questions about tequila, answered
Is there a worm? Can I eat it?
The fastest woman on Earth died setting her record
She shattered her own 2013 milestone by upwards of 100 miles—an achievement that's now Guinness official.
Half of the Earth is still free from human impact, but it’s not all good news
Many ecosystems are still at the brink.
The Sahara used to be full of fish
The desert used to be green and lush.
The iconic Joshua Tree is in trouble
Trees that have survived for millennia could perish by century’s end.
Adding clean energy to the Sahara could make it rain (and not just figuratively)
To green or not to green?
Desert critters avoid noisy wind farm turbines
Scientists seek to reduce wind energy's impact upon predators