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Life on the Water or Life in the Trees? The Best Two Ways to Explore the Amazon River

Laura Grier | Posted 09.17.2015 | Travel
Laura Grier

The Amazon to me has always been sort of a mythical, exotic place I had heard about first as a young child. I had always been told stories about the ...

Fisherman Catches Piranha On Arkansas Lake: 'I About Messed My Pants'

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 05.05.2015 | Green

A fish caught in Arkansas' Lake Bentonville last Friday is in fact a piranha, state officials confirmed. The man who caught the fish initially thou...

These Terrifying Carnivorous Fish Will Make You Think Twice About Murky Water

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.20.2015 | Green

Remember when you were a kid and threw bread into the water to feed the fish? These fish take that idyllic memory and turn it into a nightmare. ...

LOOK: A Treasure Trove Of Obscure Cookbooks At The Library

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 07.29.2013 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

The organization also recently purchased a large number of Scandinavian and historical California cookbooks. Scores of these donated books are extremely rare and to be found at no other library in North America.

Exploring Brazil's Wild Rio Negro

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.23.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The Rio Negro, I am told, is a river like any other.

This Little Monster Had Record-Setting Secret

| Posted 12.21.2012 | Science

By Sid Perkins Pound-for-pound, an ancient relative of today's piranhas had a stronger bite than gators, sharks, and even the mighty Tyrannosaurus r...

Girl Hooks 'Fat, Sassy' Piranha In Staten Island | Posted 09.14.2012 | New York

STATEN ISLAND -- When Kaitlyn Crabbe, 11, went on her usual fishing trip with her grandfather near his Westerleigh home last week, they expected to ca...

WATCH: The Power Behind A Piranha's Bite

The Huffington Post | Ileana Llorens | Posted 07.12.2012 | Science

In case the power of a piranha's bite was ever in question, here's some video evidence to ensure that explorers think twice before wading through wate...

'River Monsters': What Fish Is 8x Bigger Than A Piranha And Eats Human Flesh?

Posted 04.09.2012 | TV

Jeremy Wade went off in search of a fish that is supposedly as deadly as a piranha but up to eight times larger in size on "River Monsters" (Sun., 10 ...

WATCH AND LISTEN: Barking Piranhas!

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 12.14.2011 | Green

Scientists have known that piranhas, the sharp-toothed meat-eaters which Theodore Roosevelt called "the most ferocious fish in the world," produced so...

Lee Speigel

Forget Loch Ness! You Can Probably Find A Real Monster In A Lake Close To Home | Lee Speigel | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

You don't have to travel all the way to Scotland's Loch Ness to search for a real monster. There may be one lurking in water much closer to home. F...

A Journey to the Amazon Basin of Peru

Tucker Hassler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Tucker Hassler

I peer out the window of our Boeing 757 and see nothing but unyielding darkness. It's a strange dichotomy, considering we're about to land in a place teaming with more life than anywhere on the planet.

Small Predators Of Big Prey (PHOTOS)

ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Although we're used to seeing big predators attack smaller prey, nature features us animals that defy this convention. From extremely venomous crea...