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We visit the Jacksonville Zoo to spend some quality family time with the endangered apes, among our closest kin.
Cecil’s death has focused attention on wildlife crime. Lions aren’t the only threatened species. But they may well be the most charismatic.
Studying wild animals may sound exotic and exciting, but #Fieldworkfails shows the gritty—sometimes hilarious—reality of field biology.
Scott Kelly caught the moon, Earth, Venus, and Jupiter in a row from his perch on the International Space Station.
The pontiff understands the power of social media to convey his message: People, not doctrine and sin, belong at the center of Catholic life.
Artifacts suggest some members of ill-fated English settlement survived and assimilated with Native Americans.
With its curled lip and toothy smile, the new species of anglerfish reminds its discoverer of a "bad dream."
Two of the ringed planet's moons make an appearance, and a telescope spies quirky asteroids lined up in a row.
70 years ago, an American bomber dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. In this archival piece from August 1995, Ted Gup visits the city 50 years after the attack.
When light hits a chameleon's skin, the cells appear different colors depending on the mood of the animal.
The top predators reveal some surprising moves in a first look at their underwater lives.
New poll provides fresh insights into public’s knowledge of endangered species.
The images come from the same spacecraft that recently captured new views of the entire Earth’s surface.
NOAA is predicting lighter-than-usual hurricane activity in the Atlantic this year. But quiet seasons aren't necessarily silent.
As they excavate the site, archaeologists search for clues about what caused an “insane” building boom in Stone Age Britain.
The ghostly blob isn't a new creature from the deep, but it is a rare sighting for squid aficionados.
Fifty years ago, the Voting Rights Act targeted the laws and practices of Jim Crow. Here’s where the name came from.
The Japanese white pine weathered four centuries of history, including the atomic bomb.
How these big cats thrive in low-oxygen mountain habitats is still a mystery, study says.
International outcry over Cecil the lion’s death is sparking changes around the world.