TECH & SCIENCE
Don't Believe Anybody Who Says They Know How COVID-19 Started. Here's Why
Did the virus originate in a lab or emerge as a spillover from nature? There's no proof either way. But experts dug themselves in on one side or the other.
Why Spring Is Arriving Earlier
Data shows that, across the U.S. East Coast, plants are displaying their leaves and flowers up to 20 days earlier than usual.
Woman Finds Deadly Snake at Her Feet in Car: 'Unexpected Hitchhiker'
Snake catcher Tim Hudson said it was not uncommon to find snakes inside people's cars. "It pays to be vigilant," he told Newsweek.
Black Bear Caught on Trail Cam Having a Hilarious 'Impromptu Photo Session'
"It's like he's playing peek-a-boo," said one Facebook user in response to the photos, taken in New Mexico's Gila National Forest.
Map Shows Drop in California Drought Levels After Snowstorm
The severity of the dry conditions across California has dropped massively after heavy snowfall, but it won't be enough to cure the state's megadrought.
Has Rain Helped Lake Mead Water Levels?
A particularly wet season has swept across the southwestern U.S., but Lake Mead is still in trouble.
How California Atmospheric River Will Impact Colorado River Basin
Despite the influx of wet weather that recently hit California, the Colorado River basin remains in a dire state.
Dog's Warning Saves Owner From Black Mamba Hidden Behind Couch
"Steering the owner away from danger...amazing," snake catcher Nick Evans said in a Facebook post.
Flight Instructor Saves Raccoon Stranded Near Runway, Shares Snack With Him
"I know that feeding wild animals is considered a no-no, but the little guy seemed cold and exhausted," Will Birchall told Newsweek.
Mystery as Giant Dead Turtle Discovered on Beach
The cause of death has not yet been determined, but other leatherback turtles have recently been rescued from (or found dead in) shark nets.
How California Atmospheric River Will Impact Snowpack in Sierras
"If next week's atmospheric rivers are warm, that could spell trouble," top expert Tom Corringham teld Newsweek.
Venomous Snake Found Inside Family Couch: 'Don't Take Your Eyes off It'
"There are so many different ways that a snake can potentially get into your home," snake catcher Ozzie Lawrence told Newsweek.
School Children Left in Hospital After Raw Chicken Served at Lunch
Pictures of the chicken tenders that the children were served for their school lunch show how the middle is clearly raw, pink and shiny.
Shocking Video Shows How Deadly Snake Flattens Itself to Sneak Into Home
"Snakes are always going into people's houses in search of food, water, shelter," snake catcher, Mark Pelley, told Newsweek.
Illegal Crocodile Hunter's TikTok Videos Land Him in Deep Trouble
Jayden Wilson was fined the equivalent of around $8,000 for his croc-hunting activities, which involved using nets and lassos to capture freshwater crocodiles.
Exotic Cat Found Roaming Cincinnati on Cocaine Taken In by Zoo
The serval had escaped from its owner's car at the end of January, and had been loose in Cincinnati neighborhood.
Man Found With 1,000 Dogs at Home Accused of Starving Animals to Death
The dead dogs were found in rotting piles inside cages, as well as in crates and sacks around the property.
Incredible Images Show Moment Baby Alligator Is Snatched by Hungry Heron
"It feels sad but, in the end, it's nature's rule," photographer Loukik Thakre told Newsweek. "Sometimes nature is not fair to everyone."
Video Shows Elephant Flip Vehicle Over in Front of Stunned Drivers
The elephant is thought to have been hunting for food inside the truck, tipping the vehicle off the road and onto its side with the driver still inside.
How Whiskey Can Cause Fungus To Spread
A black crust of fungus has coated a Tennessee town after feeding on the vapors of a nearby whiskey facility.
New Zealand on Alert over Supervolcano with Explosive History
The Taupō volcano last erupted in the year 232, in what was the biggest and most violent eruption on Earth in the past 5,000 years.
Moon Photographed in Stunning Detail From Arizona Backyard: 'Zoom In'
"There's nothing special about me...anyone can do this," Andrew McCarthy told Newsweek. "The universe is far more accessible than you'd think."