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Many Inupiat leaders now support offshore oil drilling, citing economic reasons. Not all North Slope residents agree.
Vessels discovered in a Scythian grave mound contained traces of opium and marijuana, confirming the claim of an ancient historian.
From creating space-like environments on Earth to a cosmic collision in progress, our picks for the best of this week’s space pics will take you on a journey to the stars—starting right here at home and ending 400 million light-years away.
Viral video shows the right way to deal with a charging Eurasian brown bear.
Homeowners are replacing water-thirsty green grass with more eco-friendly alternatives, from rocks to native shrubs.
The stunningly well-preserved remains of the Egtved Girl from 3,500 years ago reveal her travels as a high-status woman of her day.
Animals brought from South Africa to restock Angola’s parks could wipe out the majestic giant sable antelope—the country’s near-extinct national icon.
The world's most fascinating plants and animals of 2014 also include a giant stick insect and a frog that gives birth to live tadpoles.
As the summer driving season kicks off, we explain what decides the price at the pump, from crude oil to taxes.
Two captive Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins, called Taesan and Boksoon, are on track to be released into the wild—the latest in a string of theme park dolphins that have been set free in recent years.
3.3-million-year-old artifacts reveal that our ancestors were shaping rocks into tools far earlier than thought.
Will the Lion had been confined to a cramped cage in Brazil his whole life.
When the boat sank 170 miles from land, the author survived despite a leaky life raft, sub-zero waters, and waves so high they cast shadows.
A series of 360° panoramas allows anyone with an Internet connection to experience Vietnam's Son Doong cave, one of the planet's biggest.
They pollinate our flowers and crops and pervade popular culture, but you've never seen bees like this before.
Professor Marc Bekoff teaches a popular animal behavior course at the Boulder County Jail, which has helped some inmates bond with the natural world—and ultimately reconnect to society.
The White House released three goals for saving honeybees and other pollinators, which are crucial to the nation's economy. But money isn't enough, one expert says.
It struts around, it puffs its chest, but its numbers are plummeting. Governments are struggling to preserve enough habitat to save the bird.
Mississippi floods shaped the rise and fall of the prehistoric metropolis known as Cahokia.