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You've seen the closeup pictures of Pluto; now you can catch a glimpse of a dwarf planet yourself with just binoculars.
For one, canines shun people who are mean to their owners, a new study says.
"Worms" that aren't actual worms, super octopus moms, and collapsed lava formations populate the seafloor surrounding the Galápagos.
She grew up in an affluent New York town but soon after college, Ajaita Shah went to her parents’ native India to work with the poor.
Eunsun Kim made a thousand-mile journey to freedom. She survived human traffickers, famine, and poverty.
Use your computer to see the inside of the basilica and its splendid artwork; zoom in for a closer look.
Brazil's bearded capuchins know how much force is needed to crack open a nut—a surprisingly human-like skill, a new study says.
This week, researchers want non-experts to go out and look at moths. There’s more to see than you might think.
More images from this week's New Horizons mission are forcing scientists to rethink how icy worlds work.
Archaeologists puzzle over depictions of dancers, elephants, and a mysterious figure that may be Alexander the Great.
Witness the results of 9.5 years of waiting—and what happens when a black hole throws a tantrum.
In more than two years as head of the Roman Catholic Church, Francis has not shied from expressing his views on a great variety of issues.
The fast-moving storm blew out windows and carried a boat five blocks.
Peer pressure is helping save terawatts—yes, terawatts—of power. Would it influence you? Take our poll.
From Mercury to Pluto, flip through history's first looks at our celestial neighborhood.
They may be small, but they're strong:real-life creatures with amazing superpowers.
When information graphics designers also look to the past for inspiration, the result – something I'll call "steampunk infographics" – tells us a lot about the past and present of information visualization.
Tensions are rising over a large proposed dam that would flood six rural villages—and their microhydro systems—to provide power and water to cities.
Migrating birds are weakened or sickened as they wing their way along the Pacific flyway in search of fresh water.