The world is poorly designed. But copying nature helps.

In 1989, Japan’s Shinkansen Bullet Train had a problem. It was fast — really fast — like, pushing 170 miles per hour fast. But every time it exited a tunnel — it was loud. The noise was coming from a variety of sources, but whenever a train sped into a tunnel, it pushed waves of Read more…

Amazing Snakes!

How would you like to play a game of True or False? Squeaks and I came up with a really fun game where you guess what’s true and what’s not about one of our favorite kinds of animals — — snakes! Snakes are super interesting, and there are lots of different kinds! Scientists think there Read more…

Fire Ants vs. Water

The Fire Nation came pouring out of the tube and onto the wooden limb. It wasn’t long before it was clear that the ants have claimed the Selva de Fuego home. But then I noticed something. There were some ants that had fallen into the water. A lot of ants, actually. More than I was Read more…

In Brazil, fires and deforestation threaten Amazon species’ survival

JUDY WOODRUFF: South America’s Amazon rain forest is home to a remarkable diversity of animal and plant life. But a record-breaking number of forest fires and the already ongoing cutting down of trees is putting many of the rain forest’s original inhabitants at risk. With the support of the Pulitzer Center, Amna Nawaz and producer Read more…

Florida Everglades | Nature Boom Time

[TICKING].[ALARM].[FIREWORKS].♪ ♪ CHARLIE: WHAT’S UP GUYS? I’M CHARLIE, THAT’S KIRBY. KIRBY: HEY! CHARLIE: AND TODAY WE’RE BACK COUNTRY CAMPING IN EVERGLADES PARK. WHY? BECAUSE KIRBY LIKES WRESTLING CROCODILES. KIRBY: UM, NO. CHARLIE: WE’RE ACTUALLY HERE TO CHECK OUT SOME OF THE COOLEST TREES IN THE ENTIRE WORLD, THESE GUYS AROUND ME, MANGROVES. ALRIGHT, SO FIRST, Read more…