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Brave Teenager With Crohn’s Disease Shares Photos Of Her Scars, Ileostomy Bag to Inspire Other Patients

Brave Teenager With Crohn’s Disease Shares Photos Of Her Scars, Ileostomy Bag to Inspire Other Patients

In a world in which we’re constantly inundated with images of what the perfect body “should” look like, it’s hard to feel great about your body unless it meshes with what you see in movies and magazines. That’s why body positivity — the movement of celebrating the body you’re in — is so important. But while body positivity …

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Salamander’s ‘Dragon Eggs’ Begin Hatching in Slovenia Postojna Cave

Salamander's 'Dragon Eggs' Begin Hatching in Slovenia Postojna Cave

Strap on your birthday hats and break out the cake and candles, because a new ‘dragon’ just hatched inside Postojna Cave in southwestern Slovenia! No, they’re not real dragons (we wish fire-breathing dragons were real just as much as you do) – they’re actually a species of blind, aquatic salamander called …

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VIDEO World’s Longest and Deepest Rail Tunnel Opens in Switzerland

VIDEO World's Longest and Deepest Rail Tunnel Opens in Switzerland

Swiss engineer Carl Eduard Gruner first imagined it in 1947: a massive tunnel, unprecedented in length, buried a mile and a half under Switzerland’s symbolic Gotthard mountain range. Nearly seven decades later, after redesigns, political disagreements and the long, slow work of drilling beneath the Gotthard massif, as it’s called, Gruner’s …

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VIDEO Sydney Biologist Identifies New Peacock Spiders Species

VIDEO Sydney Biologist Identifies New Peacock Spiders Species

Seven new species of Australian peacock spider have been discovered. Known for their bright colours and distinctive mating displays, tiny peacock spiders are more cute than creepy-crawly. Scientist Jürgen Otto discovered the creatures, helped by spider expert David Knowles, and co-authored his paper on the new species with David Hill, editor of spider …

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Kīlauea: 2 Lava Flows Emerge From Hawaiian Volcano

Kīlauea: 2 Lava Flows Emerge From Hawaiian Volcano

WE’VE HAD A lot of explosive volcanic eruptions to discuss over the past few months, but now it’s time for a couple places where lava flows dominate to take center stage. Two of the most active shield volcanoes on Earth saw some new developments last week: Kilauea on Hawai’i and Piton de la Fournaise on Reunion Island. Let’s run down …

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VIDEO Giant Alligator Roams Around Florida Buffalo Creek Golf Course

VIDEO Giant Alligator Roams Around Florida Buffalo Creek Golf Course

Here’s something you don’t see every day. A massive alligator interrupted a round of golf at Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto, Florida. Charles Helms said he saw the enormous animal while he was on the third hole. He pulled out his phone and began to record. “He was at a …

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Thailand: Python Emerges From Toilet and Bites Man’s Penis

Thailand: Python Emerges From Toilet and Bites Man's Penis

A Thai man is recovering in hospital after a 3m (10ft) python emerged from a squat toilet and sank its teeth into his penis. Attaporn Boonmakchuay said the python was “yanking very hard” as he and his wife tried to wrestle it off. Doctors said Mr Attaporn, who lost a …

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Neanderthals Built ‘Elaborate Constructions’ in Cave, Archaeologists Say

Circular structures discovered in a French cave continue to build the case that Neanderthals were more intelligent than we give them credit for. Deep inside the Bruniquel Cave, researchers discovered two rings of stalactites and stalagmites that appeared to have been deliberately stacked and arranged to form a structure. The site also contained …

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Researchers Say Native Texas Dinosaur Pawpawsaurus Depended on Its Sense of Smell

Researchers Say Native Texas Dinosaur Pawpawsaurus Depended on Its Sense of Smell

Pawpawsaurus’s hearing wasn’t keen, and it lacked the infamous tail club of Ankylosaurus. But first-ever CT scans of Pawpawsaurus’s skull indicate the dino’s saving grace from predators may have been an acute sense of smell. Well-known armored dinosaur Ankylosaurus is famous for a hard knobby layer of bone across its back and …

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Beyonce and Jay Z Just keep Serving-up that Lemonade

Beyonce and Jay Z Just keep Serving-up that Lemonade

Jay Z is finally coming up for air. A month after Beyonce spilled some Lemonade. The couple was spotted yesterday leaving dinner at Del Posto in New York affectionately holding hands. Beyonce album was deliciously iced with hints to possible infidelity issues facing her marriage with rapper husband, Jay Z. …

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