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We’ve picked 10 of our favorite shots shared by astronaut Scott Kelly aboard the International Space Station to celebrate the halfway point of his mission.
On the border with Serbia, refugees fleeing war meet new obstacles.
The massacre of sea stars along the West Coast continues, although the pace has slowed because so many already have died.
A newly found human ancestor may have deliberately disposed of its dead, a behavior that may not be unique to us.
But the massive trees are well-adapted to survive flames, say experts.
Paleo artist John Gurche created Homo naledi’s face by making hundreds of minute anatomical calculations.
When big blazes spark and spread, some species escape, some perish—and some even thrive.
Comet 67P passes in front of a star cluster, and Jupiter poses with Mars and Venus.
The Sierra Nevada’s snowpack is at a 500-year low. No wonder why skiers, hikers, farmers, forests, and virtually every other living thing in California are feeling the effects.
A team recently filmed several close encounters with the powerful saltwater crocodiles of northern Australia.
Alexander von Humboldt isn’t a household name today, but ecologists and nature writers remain rooted in his vision of nature, says author.
Killers? Hippies? Toolmakers? Chefs? Scientists have trouble agreeing on the essence of humanity—and when and how we acquired it.
Hint: They're not necessarily big cats.
Dibs on the slide! Students around the world play and goof off in these photos from our archives.
With all the buzz about Homo naledi, the newly discovered human ancestor, here’s some background that will help put it in context.
On Sunday morning, the moon will take a bite out of a far southern sunrise.
New research predicts a stunning meltoff of the Antarctic Ice Sheet if all of the world's accessible fossil fuel is burned.
Living with little food and oxygen in the dark, the Mexican blind cavefish had to get creative to survive.
The new human fossils from South Africa have added fuel to a long-standing debate over the geographical origins of our species.
Scientists have been trying to unravel what killed nearly all of Earth’s animals 400 million years ago. Could it be monstrous deformities caused by toxic metals in the ocean?