(CNN) — Ancient sites that have survived centuries, or even millennia, haven't fared so well in the 21st century. The destruction at Palmyra in Syria, the Buddhas at Bamiyan in Afghanistan and Nimrud's ruins outside Mosul in Iraq show how precarious the future can be. Here are 23...
The 16-year-old grabbed his surfboard and paddled out, as he's done almost every day this summer.About 100 yards away from shore, he saw something sticking out of the water, but "blending in with the reef," he told CNN.Keliikipi thought it was a turtle at first, but soon realized...
The Ural Airlines Airbus A321 was carrying 226 passengers and a crew of seven from Moscow's Zhukovsky airport to Simferopol -- a city on the Crimean Peninsula -- when it ran into trouble.Shortly after takeoff, the plane "collided with a flock of gulls," according a statement from the...
A family had a close encounter with a great white shark when it swam underneath their boat near Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Jackson Hepner was visiting The Inn at Honey Run in Millersburg, Ohio, in July with his family when he made the discovery. "His dad and his uncle are both really into natural history and understanding nature," Jason Nies, who owns the inn, told CNN affiliate WEWS on Tuesday....
(CNN) — Over the past 10 weeks, shocking images have emerged from Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests: tear gas has been fired outside shops, protesters and police have clashed in dramatic face-offs, and thousands of demonstrators occupied the city's airport. While millions have come out to peacefully march, in...
Atlanta (CNN) — You're off for a ramble in the woods. The trail is narrow, the brush is thick. Everywhere you look -- trees, bushes, greenery.Then you spot it, half-hidden, nestled against a fallen, rotting log. You go up for a closer look to be sure that what...
(CNN) — Forget "Lord of the Flies." If you want to see nature red in tooth and claw, lock a bunch of humans inside a pressurized tube for eight hours and see how quickly they divide into factions. With check-in travelers on one side and carry-on devotees on...
(CNN) — India is immense; not solely in size and spirit, but also in possibilities. If you're traveling here, a visit to the Taj Mahal -- the iconic white marble mausoleum and UNESCO World Heritage site -- is likely on the top of your list. And you're probably...
(CNN) — Were you planning on storming Area 51? This festival is for you.However, when one door closes, another opens. Roberts is now promoting something called the Alienstock Festival, a festival celebrating aliens that's set to take place September 19-22, the same weekend as the original "storm Area...