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Forgotten pharaoh may have been earliest Egyptian ruler to die in battle.
The new numbers may reflect better and broader surveying techniques as much as a true boost in population, expert cautions.
Drought, worsened by climate change, led to mass migration that helped spark the Syrian conflict, researchers say.
A fast growing island off Japan is seen in new video from the Japanese Coast Guard.
The first week of March brings an eclipse of two moons of Jupiter and an opportunity to spot Uranus.
A joint Honduran-American expedition has confirmed the presence of extensive pre-Columbian ruins in Mosquitia in eastern Honduras, a region rumored to contain ruins of a lost "White City" or "City of the Monkey God."
Small, young galaxies should be free of interstellar dust, but an object called A1689-zD1 is breaking all the rules.
Some enterprising Americans burn kernels to keep warm in winter, but there's a reason the green heating concept hasn't taken off.
In the 11th and 12th centuries, Muslim scientists were way ahead of contemporaries in Christian Europe.
This little guy symbolizes protection of nature and resilience in the harshest of conditions, says naturalist.
Loose skin helps African elephants keep cool and naked mole rats burrow underground, for starters.
The wels catfish is Europe's largest freshwater fish.
Color blind or optical illusion? Scientists offer clues as to why people see different colors in the same dress.
Islamic militants have destroyed priceless statues in Iraq. What was lost, and why is it important?
Scientists say melting pingos, and not methane hydrates, are likely to blame for the dramatic craters.
A recent report of a male black-and-white tegus attempting to mate with a dead female in Brazil raises the question: Why are some animals necrophiliacs?
Pakistani doctor helped lead the CIA to bin Laden—and unwittingly inspired a backlash against vaccines.
A family of seven, driven from their country by violence, is building a new life in North Carolina with help from the U.S. government, resettlement workers, and volunteers.
Curiosity makes its third foray into Martian soil, nebulae light up a winter night, and Hubble peers into deep space in this week's best space photos.
Take a peek at polar bears playing, swimming, and sleeping in their changing habitat.