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Centuries ago the region around Mrauk U was a realm of remarkable ethnic harmony. Today it is roiled by sectarian violence.
Hoverbikes and boards that lift off the ground are no longer sci-fi. Even the U.S. Army is considering how to use them.
Some of the racial tensions in the news today may stem from how communities separate themselves by race.
A grim fate likely awaits young elephants plucked from Zimbabwe's wild.
A study finds Argentinian hunter-gatherers without electricity sleep longer than those with power.
Numbers of the famous African animal have fallen by nearly half in the past 15 years, prompting urgent—and sometimes risky—actions to help.
It happens on a city street, in a field, or in a historic church. Charleston is only the latest in a litany of sorrow.
In a new YouTube video, a female cottontail attempts to disembowel a snake preying on its young—a strategy to prevent it from returning to the nest.
Worship of the Kumari, Living Goddesses who represent the divine, has increased post-earthquake to make amends for offending Mother Earth.
But fish’s testicle-eating reputation is a myth, scientists say.
The deep-sea crustacean, which lives near hydrothermal vents, is only the third species of yeti crab known to science.
In Britain, horses have improved their race times since 1850, especially those that run short distances. But why is another question.
Species are disappearing at an alarming rate, a new study finds. Author Elizabeth Kolbert says that raises questions about our survival.
The giant fish hasn’t been seen there in 80 years.
Data from the now-defunct European Venus Express orbiter show that volcanoes are erupting on the planet known as “Earth’s Evil Twin.”
Grab a telescope and watch for the aurora borealis, which could dance across the sky Monday night.
The country’s ambassador to the United States explains how Uganda has managed to grow its elephant population by 600 percent, though challenges remain.
A tech-savvy art historian uses lasers to understand how medieval builders constructed their architectural masterpieces.