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National Geographic Launches Global Garbage Cleanup Initiative

National Geographic Launches Global Garbage Cleanup Initiative

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is just the beginning.
Man Who Lost Nine Fingers On Everest Dies During Eighth Attempt

Man Who Lost Nine Fingers On Everest Dies During Eighth Attempt

He was found roughly 24,000 feet up and just under 5,000 feet from the summit.
This Week In History News, May 13 – 19

This Week In History News, May 13 – 19

Earliest human virus uncovered, Stone age artifacts rewrite history books, oldest U.S. WWII vet turns 112.
China Has Been Forcing Muslims To Drink Alcohol And Eat Pork In “Reeducation Camps”

China Has Been Forcing Muslims To Drink Alcohol And Eat Pork In “Reeducation Camps”

A report with substantial eyewitness accounts and government documents shows the large-scale detention of ethnic Muslim minorities.
We’ve Been Underestimating Roadkill Numbers – And That’s Bad News For Many Species

We’ve Been Underestimating Roadkill Numbers – And That’s Bad News For Many Species

Keeping track of roadkill may not seem like the most glamorous job, but it's an important one.
New Scientific Theory For Origin Of Octopuses: They’re Aliens

New Scientific Theory For Origin Of Octopuses: They’re Aliens

Octopuses are weird looking. But that's not the only reason these 33 scientists believe they came from outer space.
Mining For Bitcoin Takes A Shocking Amount Of Energy, Research Reveals

Mining For Bitcoin Takes A Shocking Amount Of Energy, Research Reveals

"Bitcoin has a big problem, and it is growing fast."
Wiener Dogs Maul Oklahoma Woman To Death

Wiener Dogs Maul Oklahoma Woman To Death

“This is just a bad deal all the way around.”
Five-Year-Old Albino Child Beheaded In Ritual Killing

Five-Year-Old Albino Child Beheaded In Ritual Killing

The five-year-old was taken from her sleeping mother and sister for a ritual murder. Sadly, it's not uncommon.
180-Million-Year-Old Fossil Is Missing Link In Crocodile Family Tree

180-Million-Year-Old Fossil Is Missing Link In Crocodile Family Tree

The species was one of the largest coastal predators of the Jurassic period.
Hidden Pages In Anne Frank’s Diary Revealed — And They’re Filled With Sex Talk And Dirty Jokes

Hidden Pages In Anne Frank’s Diary Revealed — And They’re Filled With Sex Talk And Dirty Jokes

She covered these pages over with adhesive paper, and now we know why.