What Is Marble?
Marble is a common building material for fine architecture and sculptures, and is also used in road construction and as a...
Burro Facts: Animals of North America
The Spanish introduced these small donkeys to the New World in the 16th Century. Today, they are among the Americas' most favorite introduced species.
Least Bittern Facts: Animals of North America
The Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) is a tiny New World heron.
River Otter Facts: Animals of North America
The North American River Otter, or Common Otter, is a water-loving mammal found in wetlands across the continent.
Least Weasel Facts: Animals of North America
Named the Least Weasel (Mustela nivalis) for its small size among weasels, it is still a proficient hunter throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere.
Ring-Tailed Lemur Facts: Animals of Africa
Ring-tailed lemurs are an Endangered species endemic to the island nation of Madagascar.
What is Pumice?
This porous volcanic rock can actually float on water.
Virginia Opossum Facts: Animals of North America
The Virginia Opossum is the only marsupial native to the United States.
Sandhill Crane Facts: Animals of North America
The Sandhill crane (Gus canadensis) is a common sight throughout many of North America's wetlands.
What is Iron Ore?
Iron Ore is the raw material from which commercial grade iron is sourced.
Short-Eared Owl Facts: Animals of North America
The "ears" of owls are actually tufts of feathers, and the short-eared owl (Asio flammeus) is differentiated from its cousins by its shorter "ear"...
What is Quartz?
One of the most abundant minerals on the planet, quartz's uses range from semi-precious gemstones to electronics device components.
Golden Eagle Facts: Animals of North America
The golden eagle is one of the largest and most impressive of North American birds, especially when seen soaring in the sky
Pronghorn Facts: Animals of North America
The pronghorn is the second fastest land mammal in the world, after the cheetah
Elk Facts: Animals of North America
Elk hides have long been utilized for clothing and shelter materials, and their bones have often been shaped into tools.
Eurasian Bear Facts: Animals of Europe
The Eurasian brown bear is from the family of bears Ursidae and is one of the subspecies of the brown bear, Ursus arctos.
Lemming Facts: Animals of the Arctic
Populations of lemmings fluctuate dramatically, from massive herds to near extinction which help perpetuate a myth that they are suicidal.
Water Buffalo Facts: Animals of Asia
Wild Asian (Water) buffaloes (Bubalus arnee) are distinct from the domesticated Asian (Water) buffalo (Bubalus bubalis), and the African buffalo...
Black-Footed Cat Facts: Animals of Africa
Among the different breeds of wild cats in the world, the black footed cat is the smallest.