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

Don’t pack your bags for a trip just yet, but NASA has discovered seven Earth-sized planets around a single star and... Read more

As I was browsing the CNN website for the latest news, I came across... Read more

It may be cute, but it’s far from cuddly. In fact, the polar bear is the APEX... Read more

January 1 marks the start of a new year, but have you ever thought of where the world rings in the year first? How about the United States—where do Americans celebrate the New Year first? 

Before you find out, it’s important to know a little about time zones. When you look at a map, you... Read more

 Now that’s something your mom or dad never told you!

Coconut crabs are huge. Living on islands in the Pacific and Indian oceans, they can grow to 18 inches long and weigh up to 9 pounds! In fact, these are the world’s largest land crabs (ocean crabs like king crabs and the Japanese... Read more

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro died Nov. 25 at age 90. Castro was a hero for some Cubans, and a tyrannical dictator for others, so news of his death was met with varying reactions—some mourned while others celebrated.

Castro was born near Birán, Cuba. As a young man, he was part of anti... Read more

Unknown hackers took over more than 100,000 internet-connected devices, many of them simple gad- gets like cable TV boxes and even baby crib monitors, to cripple a major internet service provider on Oct. 21. The attack left countless customers nationwide unable to get to popular services like... Read more