Great white sharks are the largest predatory fish in the world.

Scary teeth. Huge size. Top predator. That’s what most people think of when they think of the great white shark. However, there is a newly discovered aspect to these notorious creatures that should be added to that list: their DNA.

Scientists have mapped great white sharks’ DNA and found... Read more

Visitors learn about more of a Native American perspective of the desert at Saguaro National Park West

Top Photo: Visitors learn about more of a Native American perspective of the desert at Saguaro National Park West.

The longest government shutdown in U.S. history ended after 35 days. The partial... Read more

As of press time, many places like the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History were closed.

Top Photo: As of press time, many places like the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History were closed.  Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons photo

Politics Shut Down Federal Government... Read more

George Bush

George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died on Nov. 30. He was 94. 

Bush had a long career of public service. He served in World War II, was a congressman, diplomat, CIA director, vice president for Ronald Reagan, and was president from 1989 to 1993. His son... Read more

Hubble Monkey Head Nebula

photo courtesy of NASA

One of NASA’s most famous telescopes, Hubble, hit a rough patch last month but is now back on track!

The Hubble Space Telescope began experiencing a problem on Oct. 5, when one... Read more

A sea turtle struggles through ghost nets

Top Photo: A sea turtle struggles through ghost nets. Photo credit: Francis Perez/PBS.org

A strange looking CONTRAPTION was hauled out to sea last month, and its creators hope that it will... Read more

More than 450 monthly issues later, Bear Essential News celebrates 40 years! Read more

Long-time Senator for Arizona John McCain passed away Aug. 25. Following a series of heartfelt memorials for the naval war hero and respected politician, and his burial at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, his successor in the Senate was just appointed and sworn in. Read more

Beginning in 2021, Hawaii is set to impose the ban on sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate. Suncreens with household names like Coppertone and Banana Boat use these two ingredients.  Read more

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