Cowboy at Paniolo Heritage Rodeo-Saturday, Mauna Loa, Hawaii.

So much has disappeared from the islands of my childhood. Will the paniolo be next?

Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg looks at nature in fine detail, often documenting what’s unseen to the human eye. Take a look at still images and video clips that show the natural world in all its glory.

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That’s right. The cockroach. How watching Robert Full’s TED Talk effectively ruined the day of writer Kate Torgovnick May.

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Rachel Sussman is obsessed with very old things that are still alive. She has spent years researching and tracking down the world’s oldest organisms. Here, take a look at just some of her photographs, and watch her 2010 TED Talk on the topic.

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Gorgeous images of everyday natural wonders photographed all over the world, tagged #localnaturalwonders as part of our weekend Instagram Photo Challenge.

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In 1945, there were 4.5 million bees in the United States. Today, there are just about 2 million. It’s been a subtle decline over time, but one that has dramatically accelerated over the past seven years. And this should be extremely alarming, given that bees pollinate one-third of the world’s crops. In today’s talk, […]