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Chef José Andrés moved from Spain to the United States two decades ago. Known for introducing Spanish tapas to the American palate, he’s also hosted cooking shows and taught at Harvard.
The female, a member of a critically endangered population, swam across the Pacific from Russia to Mexico.
With a video showing an Assyrian palace's destruction, the Islamic State wants to establish itself as heir to a legacy of "idol destruction."
Cougar made famous by National Geographic photo has spent three years in urban area.
Scientists tracking Gulf sparrows, insects, and seabirds try to unravel the mysteries of a landscape changed by oil.
At Shell Eco-marathon Americas, more than a thousand students vie to see who can build a car that runs on the least amount of fuel.
Utah animals left dens early but found little food.
Viral video shows a chimpanzee take action when a drone gets too close.
Two Jovian moons give a quick shadow show, and the Big Dipper points the way to distant galaxies.
Millions of weapons were made at Paleolithic “factory” in the Caucasus.
"What I learned in Nepalganj" in the Peace Corps, writes T.D. Allman, "has kept me alive in situations when I might have gotten killed."
Diet is the key to longevity—but also sex, naps, wine and good friends.
Our pets can suffer from many of the same allergens that make humans miserable, including pollen, veterinarians say.
A “blob” of warm water that’s partly to blame for dead birds and stranded sea lions in the Pacific may share a cause with Boston’s snows and California’s drought.
Scientists predict that climate change will intensify the severity of storms.
A new study says cell phones could give you enough time to get to safety.
Memories of the killer avalanche endure, but Pemba Sherpa is also worried about the Tibetan calendar.
Weather scientists work to improve forecasting to help people get out of the way of nature’s fury.
We see this century's shortest eclipse and the northern lights blaze over Iceland in this week's best space pictures.
The effects of Tambora's cataclysmic eruption were felt for years around the Earth.