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The fatal explosion of SpaceShipTwo in the Mojave Desert may lead to more scrutiny of the fledgling space passenger industry.
A sunrise consoles space station crew after the loss of an unmanned Antares supply rocket, with Mars and the stars offering more consolation.
It's no Halloween movie—some parasites hijack their hosts' brains to make them act in horrific ways.
A fissure leaking lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has crawled downslope, federal officials report, coming close to homes.
Many railroad companies want more time to retrofit cars in the U.S. and Canada, but some are forging ahead.
This Halloween, we're quashing rumors about the maligned mammal. For starters, they don't make nests in your hair.
These photos of jack-o'-lanterns, ancestral shrines, and ghoulish costumes are sure to put you in a spooky mood for Halloween
Celebrate National Bat Week by getting to know the world's only flying mammal.
Paul D. Miller synthesizes art, music, and data to spotlight environmental issues.
Ancient meteorites reveal that our planet had plenty of water, right from the start.
With Halloween around the corner, we take a closer look at Earth's biggest and nastiest carnivorous flora.
An Asian fungus is ravaging salamanders in Europe and could kill off populations in North America and elsewhere, researchers say.
For five years physicists have been tantalized by possible evidence of dark matter in the Milky Way's center. But new results from small satellite galaxies have complicated the story.
A National Geographic staffer on the scene recounts NASA's decision to blow up a space station resupply rocket.
A study of the air near oil and gas drilling sites in five U.S. states found sometimes dangerously high concentrations of chemicals.
A new Oceana study warns that much shrimp in the U.S. may be mislabeled, hurting sustainability efforts.
After a space station supply rocket explosion, reliance on refurbished Russian rockets raises questions.
A frog species from the inner city heads a list of newly described golden-backed frogs in India and Sri Lanka.
Who decides which research gets funding? The U.S. Congress is fighting over whether politicians or scientists make the call.
A frog species escaped notice for decades, only to be discovered on Staten Island.