6 Animals with Unique Color Mutations

Thanks to Darwin and the Galapagos Islands, we know that environment and likelihood of reproduction determine most everything about an animal’s appearance. But sometimes,  a genetic anomaly doesn’t condemn an animal to death who strays too far from the species’ norm. And sometimes, these genetic variations manifest as unique coloration that stands out from the …

7 Worst Prisons in the World

Along with true crime fascination, there’s a contemporary curiosity about corrupt and neglected prison systems across the globe. Meant to rehabilitate society’s worst, prisons devolve into nightmarish hell-scapes that harm more than reform. Documentation of the horrors is widespread. National Geographic Channel’s Locked Up Abroad tells real-life stories of people locked up in international prisons. …

5 Bizarre Darwin Awards

The Darwin Awards’ tagline is “salute the improvement of the human genome by honoring those who remove themselves in a spectacular manner.” The tongue-in-cheek reasoning is that if you believe “survival of the fittest” in a literal sense, then people who cause their own deaths by spectacular means aren’t “fit” to survive. Therefore, they improve …