In the India of today, anything that is "alternative," or takes an unconventional look at history, biography or mythology (among other things) becomes unacceptable to some fanatical group or the other.
'Officer,' the drunken motorist asks the policeman in the hoary old joke, 'are there penguins as tall as humans?' 'No,' the officer replies. 'Oh d...
Emperor penguins live in one of the most isolated places on earth. But neither that isolation nor their legendary powers of endurance can protect these icons of wild Antarctica from the deadly consequences of our planet's rising temperatures and changing oceans.
The African penguin is in peril. Classified as endangered, the species is considered to be in rapid decline with just 60,000 left in existence.
You know that out-of-sync feeling you have for those first few days after Daylight Savings Time? Where your internal body clock is telling you that it's one time while the light levels outside are telling you that it's an entirely different time? Well, then imagine how tough it must be to be an Antarctic penguin on display in Orlando.
Antarctica can only be described in superlatives. The colors are more vivid, vistas more dramatic, and feelings of awe more awesome. This is not a place of man but of the gods. In Antarctica you can see things and have experiences you can't have anywhere else in the world.
There is a six-foot boundary law for all animals on the islands. As humans, it was our duty to keep that distance even though the birds, who approached us regularly didn't seem to care about the rule.
Antarctica is a landscape of superlatives: stunningly beautiful in a very big way.
Even the penguins here seem cold. What, you didn't know there are penguins in Africa?
he Hermitage is great, their storage rooms even better and the glorious mansions of the Romanov period are opening for a glimpse of the past we have all read about.
This question originally appeared on Quora. By Savannah Nease, Student When I hugged a penguin, it was on my 13th birthday, and it was a dream...
News item: Newt Gingrich had a bandage on his finger after being bitten by a penguin at the St. Louis Zoo. If you think I'm leaving this one alone, you're crazy.
Shell is suing 12 environmental organizations to preempt legal challenges to exploration in the Arctic Ocean. It's a bully image that can only hurt, and Shell should know better because it's happened to them over and over again.
Back in the 70s when people ate nonsensical foods, I worked in a health food store in Eugene, Oregon. It was a dream job for a hippie, but the most entertaining of all was the scraggly old man behind the cash register, Don Russell.
With few natural predators, the wildlife here has never had reason to fear visitors, so they go about their normal routines in the presence of humans.
Skies are deep gray with clouds as smooth as pearls. Shards of ice glint like treasure chests. The water is uncharacteristically smooth and the icebergs glint psychedelic blue.