The giant clam yielded its 14-pound pearl only after slaying a native diver trapped when its great jaws snapped shut.
By clearing out vegetation, wildfires increase the vulnerability of soils to erosion and flooding.
Global fires may have doomed dinosaurs and much other life after giant meteorite struck Earth 66 million years ago
There's more to a mountain than the summit.
Two years after its big quake, Christchurch is still trembling.