Brain cancer affects 1 in 140 men and 1 in 180 women. It can change a person’s behavior and can be quite deadly, but it is rarely inoperable.
Porcupines are large, slow-moving rodents with sharp quills on their backs. They are found on every continent except Antarctica.
The Global Seed Vault is a storage facility that safely stores the world's seeds in case of worldwide disaster.
Minks are small mammals with long, thin bodies, short legs, pointed snouts and claws. There are two species: American minks and European minks.
Sweetbreads are neither sweet, nor are they breads. Sweetbreads are organ meats — the thymus or pancreas glands of calves and lambs.
Fans of kombucha attribute several unproven health effects to the tea. While it does contain several important nutrients, there is no official medical research on the health benefits of the drink.
Hummus, a dip or spread made of mashed chickpeas (garbanzo beans), is low in calories and high in protein, and may help improve cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of heart disease.
The American Heart Association recommends eating six to eight servings of grain foods per day. Whole grains are important for the body for a number of reasons.
The common loon is the most widespread species of loon in North America. Its distinctive voice is often considered a characteristic of early summer.
Sea turtles live all over the world. They return to the beach where they were born to lay their eggs.
Beluga whales, also called white whales, have white skin that is adapted to its habitat in the Arctic. They are among the smallest species of whales.
Whales sharks are the largest fish in the world. They are not predatory, like other sharks. In fact, their feeding habits are more like a whale's.
The movie "Finding Nemo" created a star and increased demand for the clownfish, a small fish that lives within the protecting tentacles of an anemone.
The fish featured in 'Finding Dory' has many names. Many of its habits are nothing like those depicted in the animated blockbuster.
The addax is a species of antelope that lives in the Sahara. It is critically endangered, and there may be only three left in the wild.
Aardvarks are pig-size African mammals that eat ants and termites. They look like they were made from parts of other animals.
Capybaras are the largest rodent in the world. These herbivorous South American beasts are cousins to much smaller guinea pigs.
Tapirs are large mammals with round bodies, short legs and and long snouts. Their snouts are flexible, like an elephant's trunk.
A skunk's black-and-white fur serves as a warning to stay away or face getting sprayed with a sticky, foul-smelling secretion from their anal scent glands.