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Days before the New Horizon spacecraft visits, the dwarf planet puts on a show for sky-watchers.
As wildlife smuggling networks get more sophisticated, so do methods to find them and shut them down.
Scientists say the type of robotic vehicles that Google and Uber are testing could slash heat-trapping emissions if used as taxis.
This time, crispy lawns, short showers, and unflushed toilets may be the new normal. If that fails? “Beat everyone to Oregon,” one Californian says.
Yes, they had to yank eyeballs from sockets and beating hearts from chests, but pirates had voting rights and were compensated for injury.
An anatomical difference in some birds produces sounds that are music to the human ear, experts say.
As cyclists of the 102nd Tour de France begin the epic race, we look at the world of cycling through history and around the globe.
Experimental aircraft finishes longest stretch in voyage around the world.
In the latest pictures from space, galactic sparklers and smoke that blankets the eastern United States.
As a spacecraft nears Pluto, NASA's airborne observatory flew over New Zealand to catch a rare passage of the dwarf planet in front of a distant star.
Smoke Elser’s knowledge of pack mules and crosscut saws proves priceless in machine-free wilderness areas.
It took a string of shark attacks in New Jersey 99 years ago this week to make American swimmers fear the ocean’s top predator.
The world is witnessing one of the greatest systematic destructions of Islamic sites in modern times—at the hands of Muslim militants.
New photos show a crow riding on a giant eagle. But the trip may have started as an attempt to pick a fight.
Once upon a time, a shy Oxford don told a child named Alice about a girl who falls down a rabbit hole. The story immortalized them both.
The planets meet up in sunset skies this week, inspiring beautiful photos—where's yours?
“We’re watching extinction unfold in front of us,” one scientist says of the impact of Brazil’s Balbina Dam.
The hunt for bearded seal was abnormally short because of melted ice. Native Alaskans worry about losing their traditional foods and culture.
Mysterious pits on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko may have formed when the ground beneath them collapsed, say Rosetta mission scientists.