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Swiss pilot has little room for error during a long journey over Pacific
As the historic drought continues, see which top export crops are efficient at turning water into nutrition—and which aren't.
FINDER technology deployed for first time in real disaster situation.
Sculptors in England and Wales may have paid doctors for corpse models in order to carve full-body portraits of the wealthy, says scholar.
A new report calls the December 2014 accident a “serious wake-up call”—although its effects appear less serious than first feared.
Your home’s gadgets and appliances, even when in “sleep” or “standby” mode, are jacking up your utility bills. Here’s what you can do.
It's the first stage of the world’s largest rhino airlift, meant to protect a dwindling population of the animals.
The 3,456-pound top predator shot all the way from Maryland to New Jersey overnight.
The holiday started as an antiwar statement. But battles over who owned Mother's Day kept coming.
Human mothers carry a child for only nine months, while some animals—including sharks, elephants, and even scorpions—can be pregnant for years.
The star cluster, only 15 percent the size of the Milky Way, dates to just 670 million years after the big bang—not long after the first stars turned on.
Wild temperature swings on a distant exoplanet called 55 Cancri e could be evidence of gigantic eruptions on a super-Earth.
Instead of landing on the first mission to Mars, the Science Guy wants to focus on getting to Mars orbit instead.
Oregon’s Lost Lake drains down a lava tube every year, only to reappear on schedule.
Among the things they left behind are beautiful ruins, a gorgeously woven basket and a nearly impossible to get to granary on a cliff.
Filmed shimmying up a cave wall in Ecuador, the catfish is likely a known species with a never before seen behavior, a new study says.
An animal-rescue team is scouring villages near Kathmandu to help the four-legged survivors of the devastating earthquake, many of which are important to their families as sources of income or pets.
A growing movement targets cigarette waste as a solvable problem.
Global pressure is building to end the importation of lion trophies from "canned" hunts in Africa. But those hunts are getting more popular.