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Drought in Western states, citrus disease in Florida, and a cold winter in the Midwest are driving up food prices.
Echoes of a star explosion, space station revelations, and prairie observations shine in the week's best space pictures.
The disease has killed hundreds, prompting an emergency meeting of nations next week.
World Cup fever reaches the far corners of the Earth.
Wildlife rangers routinely face death or injury from the poachers they fight, yet most stay dedicated to their mission.
Many zoos, especially in the United States, are masking the realities of nature from visitors, some experts said Wednesday in Copenhagen.
National Geographic photographer Paul Colangelo recently photographed the world's largest gathering of snakes—and emerged with a renewed appreciation for reptiles.
Scientists hoping to record vultures at a carcass in the Amazon jungle of Peru captured on video a glimpse of a super-rare wild dog.
Sean Gerrity is using Silicon Valley tactics to make the largest wildlife preserve in the continental U.S. a reality.
Data gleaned from captured computer flash drives show that the sale of illicit artifacts is a significant source of funding for ISIS militants.
Great white sharks are coming back after decades of fishing pressure in U.S. waters.
A subtle clarification on oil export policy might have major implications for producers in Texas.
Discovery of the oldest human fecal fossils reveals that meat-loving Neanderthals also ate plant foods.
Astronomers have witnessed a triplet of monster black holes swirling in the center of a distant galaxy, a new study says.
Widow of martyred civil rights leader Medgar Evers describes her journey from bitterness to hope.
Liquid water and an energy source top list for what's needed for life to exist on other planets.
It took Billey less than an hour to figure out how to open a childproof jar, so what can't octopuses do?
Crimes from illegal fishing to ivory dealing yield tens of billions of dollars annually.
National Geographic Explorer Steve Boyes explains the Okavango Delta's new designation as a World Heritage Site.
"Risky Business" bipartisan report warns of climate change risks like flooding, disruption to farming, and dangerous heat.