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Villagers in Thame and other valley towns have already begun rebuilding from the earthquake.
The secret life of seeds includes the transformation from tiny to immense and a role in the most famous assassination of the Cold War.
An unidentified blast of powerful X-rays suggests something violent is happening at the core of the galaxy—but astronomers aren't sure what it is.
In projects across the United States, batteries are providing backup power and integrating renewable energy into the nation's electric grid.
As photographers rush to cover the earthquake's aftermath, a team attempts to shoot their hometown with compassion.
Scientists race against the clock to retrieve data that will also help them understand the devastating quake.
An American mountain guide tapped his account of the avalanche and ensuing rescue into his smartphone.
With Mother's Day around the corner, we take a closer look at how animals tote their youngsters, from putting them on their heads to literally embedding them in their backs.
As research into clean cars expands, Audi unveils a synthetic diesel that’s made with water, air and carbon dioxide.
With roads and communication networks down, rescuers worry about ominous silence from remote areas.
Five sites of global cultural and religious significance are reported heavily damaged, but the shrine of Buddha's birthplace appears unharmed.
As last week's meteor shower tails off, you can spot the hat-shaped galaxy and, in a sky-watching challenge, see the Pleiades pair with Mercury.
Deep in the Amazon, a scientist recently recorded—possibly for the first time—a caterpillar that shoots out its tentacles like a jungly jack-in-the-box.
Three Sherpas killed attempting to establish escape route through icefall.
A newly discovered dinosaur from South America doesn’t fit easily into any known category.
Eyewitnesses describe carnage after shockwave hurls people inside tents
Whole communities were turned to rubble, and the death toll continues to rise.
In this “Mayberry among the strip malls,” the police send emails reminding you to lock your doors and everyone joins the parade.
It’s important to listen to the quiet men and women who are showing us a humane Islam, says author.
Massive slides kill climbers, strand others on mountain, flatten Sherpa villages