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The 7 Rarest Wild Cats in the World (Slideshow)

Of the 41 species of cats living in the world today, there are seven species that stand out as being extraordinarily rare. Some of these wild cat species are naturally solitary and secretive, so t…


10 of the World’s Stinkiest Flowers (Slideshow)

Ah, flowers. What wonderful things they are, with their soft, colorful petals and their delicate fragrance of... corpses and feces? Yes, indeed. While many flowers smell pleasant or neutral, there …


22 Surprising & Weird Word Origins (Slideshow)

Do you think that etymology is boring? If so, well... this may convince you otherwise. The English language has a long and strange history, with Germanic roots that were heavily influenced by waves…


11 Delicious Rare Berries from Around the World

As summer draws to a close in the Northern Hemisphere, it's a perfect time to stock up on the last of the season's berries, whether you aim to eat them all in one sitting or to freeze a few pints for …


Amazing Iridescent Fruit: World’s Most Intense Color?

Here's yet another item to add to your list of "Phenomenons of Nature That Seem Too Extraordinary to Be Real." Pollia condensata, sometimes called marble berry, is a wild plant that grows in forest…


10 Stunning Lemurs You’ve Never Heard Of (Slideshow)

If you conjure up a mental image of a lemur, what does it look like? The chances are good that your mental picture has a grey body, a white face with black eye-fur, and a long, black-and-white band…


10 of the World’s Tiniest Mammals (Slideshow)

The blue whale is the world's largest living mammal: you've likely heard that fact so many times that you could recite it in your sleep. But have you ever stopped to wonder about the other end of the …


Study: Butterflies Move North as Climate Changes

Although discussions of climate change often focus on the trouble it will cause for humans, it is vital to remember that continued warming may have just as drastic an effect on plant and animal popula…


7 of the World’s Scariest Roads (Slideshow)

Heavy traffic, bad weather, poorly-designed roads, unfriendly drivers... all of these can contribute to a pulse-raising driving experience. But what about having a 600-foot cliff a few inches from you…


7 Olympic-Caliber Animal Gymnasts (Videos)

Are you a diehard fan who's watched every event of the 2012 Summer Olympics, or are you a long-suffering citizen who wishes everyone would just stop talking about the Olympic Games? Either way, yo…


about Molly Allison

Molly is a nature and travel enthusiast who is passionate about endangered languages, natural history, and women's and LGBT issues. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, reading, and hanging out with her three cats.

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