16-foot great white shark comes within ‘arm’s length’ of underwater photographer

File photo of a great white shark.  (Discovery Channel via AP) An underwater photographer had a terrifying — yet breathtaking — view of a 16-foot great white shark in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Massachusetts this week. Photographer Keith Ellenbogen was freediving in the ocean, roughly 25 miles out from Boston, while capturing images of … Continue reading “16-foot great white shark comes within ‘arm’s length’ of underwater photographer”

Stunning dinosaur discovery: 170-million-year-old footprint found in Scotland

The dinosaur footprint/Apatosaurus, a type of sauropod (© The Hunterian, University of Glasgow/iStock/Warpaintcobra) An extremely rare 170-million-year-old dinosaur footprint has been found in Scotland. Paleontologists, however, are keeping its precise location secret until they can complete their research. The footprint was discovered earlier this year by Dr. Neil Clark, curator of palaeontology at the University … Continue reading “Stunning dinosaur discovery: 170-million-year-old footprint found in Scotland”

Yellowstone bison taunter reportedly sentenced to jail

An Oregon man who was caught on video seemingly antagonizing a bison in Yellowstone National Park was reportedly sentenced to 130 days in jail Thursday after entering a guilty plea to the charges against him. Raymond Reinke, 55, pleaded guilty to four charges of misconduct in national parks, according to ABC Fox Montana. He reportedly … Continue reading “Yellowstone bison taunter reportedly sentenced to jail”

Florida crocodile spotted using pool noodle to cross canal

A crocodile floats on a yellow pool noodle across a canal in Key Largo, Florida, on Aug. 6, 2018.  (Victor Perez) A crocodile had a little support while crossing a canal in Key Largo, Fla., earlier this month — a yellow pool noodle. The creature was caught on camera resting on the pool noodle as it … Continue reading “Florida crocodile spotted using pool noodle to cross canal”

‘Cursed’ ancient Egyptian sarcophagus reveals its grisly secrets

Archaeologists in Egypt have unlocked the secrets of a mysterious ancient ‘cursed’ black granite sarcophagus. The massive coffin, which was recently excavated in the city of Alexandria, was found to contain three skeletons and gold sheets with the remains. The tomb dates back to the Ptolemaic period between 305 B.C. and 30 B.C. In a Facebook … Continue reading “‘Cursed’ ancient Egyptian sarcophagus reveals its grisly secrets”

Stolen artifacts: European museums may loan back works from former colonies

The Ato ceremony of the Kingdom of Dahomey is pictured at the Quai Branly Museum-Jacques Chirac in Paris.  (Getty Images) Museums in Western Europe are starting to reevaluate how to deal with certain colonial-era artifacts added to their expansive collections over the years — despite being stolen or plundered. Some of the items reflect periods … Continue reading “Stolen artifacts: European museums may loan back works from former colonies”

Days after shark attack, town on Cape Cod closes beach to swimmers ‘due to continued shark activity’

Days after a shark attack in Massachusetts, the beach where the incident occurred was “closed” off to swimmers for the foreseeable future “due to continued shark activity,” the town announced Friday.  (Associated Press) Days after a 61-year-old man suffered a shark bite in Massachusetts, the beach on Cape Cod where the attack occurred was “closed” … Continue reading “Days after shark attack, town on Cape Cod closes beach to swimmers ‘due to continued shark activity’”

Great white shark kills dolphin, loses meal to even bigger shark

A shocking video shows a great white shark proudly carrying around its latest victim — a dolphin — when suddenly an even bigger great white swoops in to steal the meal straight from its mouth.  In a video shared by Shark Watch South Australia on Wednesday, a 12-foot great white is seen successfully taking a dead dolphin from … Continue reading “Great white shark kills dolphin, loses meal to even bigger shark”

19 dead elk found in Oregon were likely killed by avalanche, biologist says

Dead elk found in Oregon suffered broken limbs and antlers, as well as torn hides, likely from an avalanche, state Fish and Wildlife officials say.  (iStock) Some hikers in Oregon recently found 19 dead elk, which state Fish and Wildlife officials say were likely the victims of an avalanche. The hikers made the discovery last … Continue reading “19 dead elk found in Oregon were likely killed by avalanche, biologist says”

Rare nickel up for auction in Philadelphia bought for $4.56 million

The Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Head nickel up for auction in Philadelphia fetched almost $5 million from an anonymous buyer Wednesday. The coin is named for financier Louis E. Eliasberg, who bought the coin in 1948, and amassed one of the greatest coin collections in U.S. history. (Stack’s Bowers Galleries via AP) An extremely rare nickel … Continue reading “Rare nickel up for auction in Philadelphia bought for $4.56 million”