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Photographs show the extent of damage that turned communities to rubble as survivors were still being pulled out late Saturday.
Magnitude 7.8 temblor comes in a region with a long geologic history of big earthquakes.
Some canines, monkeys, and yes, even mice communicate and defend their territories by howling, experts say.
Digging for archaeology photos in National Geographic’s archive
In his new book, Tristan Donovan takes us to the frontlines of people coping with a rise in urban wildlife, from boars in Berlin to boa constrictors in Miami.
It's lost a million people since the 1950s, but Detroit is still more densely populated than many major American cities.
The James Webb Space Telescope promises to see in new ways, and even further back in time.
Astronauts spy an approaching spacecraft and satellites capture a cyclone in this week's best space pictures.
A floating oil rig just delivered to Italian and Norwegian oil companies will soon be operating farther north than any other.
Cosmic collisions may slingshot tiny galaxies into intergalactic space.
Calbuco puts on a colorful show.
It’s probably in your garage and on your lawn. And it’s used on nearly every acre of corn and soy. But what risks does it pose?
The president says “we’re committed to a low-carbon future” but wants a “balanced approach.” And he vows to provide more help to drought-stricken California.
The president chooses the nation’s most vulnerable state to talk about impacts of climate change and rising sea levels.
Frantic foot slaps and a wonky stride allow "dancing" grebes to skim the surface without sinking, a new study says.
Objects include mummy coffins cut into pieces and sent to dealer via express mail.
A combination of reflections gave birth to the four rainbows captured in a picture by a woman in Long Island.
A flickering quasar may be signaling that the most colossal of cosmic smashups could be just a few years away.
Eco-friendly buildings can be both affordable and beautiful, say the jurors of an annual architecture award.
Claims author: It’s the biggest fraud in the history of science and not the answer to feeding the world.