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The latest IUCN Red List has winners and losers in conservation, from sea turtles to forest giraffes.
Excavations at a Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal have uncovered a shrine dating to the sixth century B.C.
It's happening now. It won't happen again for more than 75,000 years. It's the convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.
A supernova's ghost, Saturn's unearthly rings, and the next Mars mission's send-off round out the week's best space pictures.
A major theme of David Guttenfelder's photographs is the resiliency and general good cheer of the Filipino people in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
The good news: Five intriguing discoveries were reported this week. The bad news? Read on.
What do you know about America's favorite day to eat turkey? Get the lowdown on Thanksgiving history, holiday travel, football, feasting, and more.
Annual migration happening in the "polar bear capital of the world."
A giant carnivorous dinosaur ruled North America long before tyrannosaurs grew to their great size.
New "Open Doors" report highlights impact of high school and college students from abroad on economy and world peace.
Ring of Fire tectonic activity responsible for this week's eruption about 600 miles south of Tokyo.
Archaeologists have found a tomb of noble musicians and weavers from the ancient Chimú culture in the coastal desert of Peru.
Recordings of friends and leaders, from Tip O'Neill to Princess Grace and Barry Goldwater, reveal intimate details of John F. Kennedy.
PETA protests SeaWorld's orca float, pointing to the documentary Blackfish, while ranchers protest vegetarian and animal-rights activist Joan Jett.
Researchers have identified five types of boredom, showing that boredom is more complicated than we thought.
The Wood Stove Decathlon anointed winners this week in a competition aimed at sparking new ideas for an age-old heating method.
Nearly one-third of Native American genes come from west Eurasian peoples with ties to the Middle East and Europe, according to the oldest human genome yet sequenced, a new study says.
In his new book, Emerging Explorer Ken Banks highlights ten innovators who unexpectedly encountered social problems they felt compelled to solve.
Scientists exploring the United States' biggest crater have tapped into the oldest body of seawater yet found.
Bones with possible human tool marks could point to an earlier human arrival in the Americas, a new study says.