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Leap seconds have caused widespread problems in the past—but there's a reason we keep adding them to the world's clocks.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are due to run out of food and other supplies in about two months.
This bizarre new species of 'super-armoured' worm gives us a glimpse into the diverse world of animals living at the roots of our tree of life.
An unusual combination of factors has led to an increase in bites.
Earlier in the week, Venus and Jupiter will snuggle close together.
Two bright worlds meet up in sunset skies this week.
Yosemite, Denali and Grand Teton will attempt to recycle and compost millions of pounds of visitor-generated trash.
Visits to Gabon and Tanzania shows the head of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that commitment from the top makes all the difference.
The visionary creator of SpaceX and the Tesla wants to bring solar power to the masses, people to Mars, and, maybe, retire there himself.
São Paulo’s 20 million people are suffering in a historic crisis.
A long trunk can make for an especially explosive event. Whales, iguanas, and even fish also have unique methods of sneezing.
On the eve of a world boxing championship, we look at the many styles of hand-to-hand combat around the world.
Different cultures use color and other visual cues to send completely different messages.
Scores of rangers have been killed in Virunga National Park in recent years. But 2015 had been relatively peaceful.
The popularity of the Confederate battle flag today has more to do with the Civil Rights Movement than the Civil War.
The North American omnivores have expanded their ranges in recent years thanks to healthier forests and stricter laws—which means more run-ins with people.
The Supreme Court has struck down bans on same-sex marriage. In light of the decision, here are photos of LGBT life from the archives.
The northern lights bloom over Earth, while radiation blasts an exoplanet's atmosphere.