One of the strongest solar storms in years engulfed Earth Thursday and spread rare and colorful views of the Northern Lights to the Northwest.
Non-native Burmese pythons are the likely cause of a massive mammal decline in Florida's Everglades. Researchers found a strong link between the spread of pythons and drops in recorded sightings of racoons, rabbits, bobcats and other species.
A baby sea otter found alone on a beach in Cayucos, Calif., is rescued and sent to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.
A model poses in a bikini made of lettuce for a PETA ad in Australia.