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Waterlogged Venice reels from highest tide in 50 years

Italy’s sinking city is struggling after the highest tide in more than 50 years hit Venice on the night of Nov. 12. The “Alta Acqua” (high tide water) rolled in late Tuesday night, peaking at about six feet in the…

6 great treasures found with a metal detector

You may think the lone treasure seeker scanning the sand with a metal detector at the beach seems a bit dorky — no offense to “detectorists,” of course — but that only makes this revenge of the nerds all the…

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FOOD: Leading maggot farmer to expand from Cape Town to Calif.

The company behind the world’s first industrial-scale maggot farm based on organic waste plans to kick off its international expansion with a plant in California next year, taking advantage of two global problems: a shortage of protein and an abundance of trash.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners will take your breath away

A marmot reacts with shock as it ventures out from its burrow and is rushed by a Tibetan fox in a meadow in China’s Qilian Mountains National Nature Reserve. Yongging Bao captured the intensity of the moment, earning him the…

Take a walk through Atlanta's Doll's Head Trail

The rules are simple at Doll’s Head Trail. (Photo: Snapshot from video) Tucked away in a corner of southeast Atlanta is Constitution Lakes, a little-known nature preserve that’s home to scenic wetlands, a variety of wildlife and a constantly evolving…

5 spiders that generate the most questions

If the sight of a spider creeps you out and makes you want to run, you’re not alone. Arachnophobia, the fear of arachnids such as spiders, is one of the world’s most common phobias. Not surprisingly, this widespread fear has…

Study: Chinese Cargo Ships Dump 73% Of Trash In Atlantic Ocean

International researchers estimate that as much as 73 percent of the garbage in the Atlantic Ocean originates from Chinese merchant vessels, Canada’s National Post reported on Tuesday. Researchers from Canada and South Africa studied waste washed up on the beaches…