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Living in Venice isn't Carnival every day. It's a vocation that requires stamina and conviction.
Many dams in the United States have outlived their useful lives. A movement to remove them is gaining traction and growing in ambition.
Our bodies are made of remnants of stars and massive explosions in the galaxies, authors say.
Transparent fish and myriad microbes turn up deep below Antarctica's ice.
U.S. proposal could allow unprecedented oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic coast.
How poverty, density, and fragmentation in Sierra Leone's capital city fueled the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
As an ancient drought took hold, a water temple saw more offerings from desperate Maya, archaeologists report.
The space rock passed by Earth Monday at what sounds like a comfortable distance—about three times the distance of the moon from the Earth—but should we should be doing more to identify potentially dangerous asteroids?
The worst of the worst storms appear likely to hit the Northeast U.S. hardest, thanks to climate change.
As speculation builds about a Greek tomb's potential connection to Alexander the Great, archaeologists are pushing back and urging patience.
A new study says global warming will lead to more extreme swings of the El Niño-La Niña cycle.
Io, Jupiter's vanishing moon, and Neptune, the solar system's most distant planet, challenge stargazers this week.
President Obama's proposal to designate 12.3 million acres of oil-rich land as new wilderness in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is likely to stir an explosive federal debate over energy and conservation.
Mud hens, boll weevils, and banana slugs make for unlikely team symbols—but they're all tough in their own way.
The theory is central to life on Earth, says the Science Guy, and helps explain our place in the universe.
From sugarcane farmers in Mozambique to fishermen on the Philippines's Sulu Sea, here's a collection of some of the best photographs from our Future of Food series.
Infections typically get carried to the U.S. by people who catch them in other countries, and then the disease spreads. Investigators don't yet know who started the recent outbreak in California.
Thousands of dead auklets are washing ashore from California to Canada. Will other species be next?
Stars careen across the Himalaya, scientists search for an afterglow, and a cyclone kicks up a fuss in this week's best space pictures.
Only the second case of cannibalistic hippos has been recorded in South Africa-but they're not the only animals that eat their own kind.