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Bullies and "The Diamond in the Dust"

Lisa Novick | Posted 07.11.2012 | Los Angeles
Lisa Novick

L.A.'s BEST after-school program is all about enriching the lives of students and their communities, and the ripples of this remarkable program recently spread to a challenging project in MacArthur Park known as "The Diamond in the Dust."

Saving Butterflies

Misha Lyuve | Posted 08.05.2012 | Arts
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Misha Lyuve

Was I a savior? Playing a butterfly god? Or a sentimental fool interfering with the nature and natural course of their lives?

The Littlest Wildlife

Ken White | Posted 07.31.2012 | San Francisco
Ken White

Butterflies are beautiful, but so too are these millipedes. Next time you see some little thing crawling, hopping, flying, or scurrying by on what seems like a surplus of legs, say "Gadzooks, it's an invert" instead of "Ewww, it's a bug."

How To Save Europe's Threatened Butterflies

Posted 03.30.2012 | Green

By OurAmazingPlanet Staff: Many of Europe's butterflies are in trouble, according to a new report, but a team of scientists is offering hope for th...

PHOTOS: Endangered 'Miami Blue' Butterfly Vanishes

AP | By JENNIFER KAY | Posted 04.16.2012 | Miami

BAHIA HONDA KEY, Fla. -- For more than a year, Bahia Honda State Park biologist Jim Duquesnel traversed the nature sanctuary with two hopes. He wanted...

How Butterfly Wings Could Help Save Lives, Aid Spies

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 02.03.2012 | Science

What could match the agility and grace of a butterfly? How about a butterfly robot? Engineers at Johns Hopkins University are pointing their high-s...

Broken Butterflies As You've Never Seen Them Before

Posted 01.24.2012 | Arts

The fragility, the electrifying colors, the inimitable patterns ... butterflies are arguably works of art in themselves. But Anne Ten Donkelaar repair...

WATCH: Otters Chase A Butterfly

Posted 01.09.2012 | Comedy

Otters may not be the first creatures that come to mind when you think of a group chase scene, but that's exactly what happened when this bevy caught ...

Poem: We Look for Migration

Hannah Stephenson | Posted 01.17.2012 | Arts
Hannah Stephenson

For months now, I notice what seem to be leaves floating and flapping in the air over the freeway, above my windshield and car.

Gifts That Keep On Living

Avital Andrews | Posted 01.16.2012 | Green
Avital Andrews

The problem with most holiday presents is that they're just so... lifeless. Not these.

Can You Identify This Giant Insect With No Mouth?

David Mizejewski | Posted 09.13.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski


She-Male Butterfly Is Born

Posted 09.11.2011 | Weird News

Is this Madame Or Monsieur Butterfly? A rare half-female, half-male hatched from its cocoon at London's Natural History Museum, stunning researche...

The Butterfly Art Of Vladimir Nabokov: A Love Story

Stephen J. Gertz | Posted 08.12.2011 | Arts
Stephen J. Gertz

Nabokov disliked ineffective, syrupy sentiment. Consider his butterfly drawings to Vera as mash-notes without the slop.

PHOTOS: Happy Birthday Damien Hirst!

Posted 08.07.2011 | Arts

Art's reigning enfant terrible, Damien Hirst, was born June 7, 1965 in Bristol, England. The now not-so-young British artist is best known for his mac...

Pandora Boxx Doesn't Molest Butterflies

David Mizejewski | Posted 07.09.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

This week's Animal Oddity is all about butterflies and drag queens.

The Price Of Obsession: How Much Do Black Market Butterflies Go For? (PHOTOS)

Jessica Speart | Posted 06.05.2011 | Books
Jessica Speart

Most people view butterflies as beautiful, angelic creatures. Then there are those who regard them as dollar signs with wings.

The Wonder of Exotic Creatures

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dora Levy Mossanen

For many years now, I continue to look forward every month to my copy of the "National Geographic," turning the pages with the eagerness of an explore...

Matchmaker in the Know: Finding Romance in Costa Rica

Samantha Daniels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Samantha Daniels

Have you ever wondered where to find romance in Costa Rica? Here's what I know...

Butterflies Emerging Earlier Due To Manmade Global Warming

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Butterflies are emerging from their cocoons ten days earlier than 65 years ago because of climate change, experts warn. The finding represents the f...

Flutterbies in the Peruvian Amazon

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lea Lane

The Amazon River is a swirling, branching force in the Peruvian jungle, midway from where it first sweeps from a trickle in the Andes and swoops towar...

Butterflies Arrive At American Museum Of Natural History

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Since first opening at the American Museum of Natural History in 1998, the Butterfly Conservatory has been cherished by millions of children and adult...

Butterfly Photos

Huffington Post | Eve Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This Thursday, a butterfly vivarium was inaugurated in Colombia. The vivarium holds 500 butterflies of over 20 species, and is intended to spread awar...

Butterflies In Space Station: Butterflies Attempt To Fly In Space And Fail (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The University of Kansas and Bioserve Technologies decided to send some monarch butterfly larvae to the International Space Station, provide them with...

Amazing Camouflage Animals (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Eve Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

How cool would it be to blend into the background sometimes? These animals use their powers of camouflage to catch prey, to hide from predators, and t...

Vladimir Nabokov: Rare Photos Of The "Lolita" Author (PHOTOS)

LIFE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Vladimir Nabokov's never-finished novel, "The Original of Laura," has finally been published to great interest and excitement. In honor of the new pub...