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In this week's news from space, Saturn's moon is missing chunks and a test flight goes up in smoke.
Russian espionage technology is offering an unprecedented view into the secret lives of rodents in Canada.
Emmanuel de Merode, director of Virunga National Park and a National Geographic Society Explorer of the Year, talks about the dangerous job of protecting the park and its mountain gorillas.
Populations of the big cats have increased threefold in some parts of the country, likely due to tougher stances on poaching and illegal wildlife trade, the Russian government announced recently.
Scenes of life, death, joy, sorrow and everything in between shows how photography connects us all.
The footage is from 1937, months before Earhart's last flight.
As U.S. seeks to rein in growing airplane emissions, bug-proof jet coatings and other technologies could help.
Digital infrastructure may be the most powerful tool in battling the worldwide epidemic of malnutrition.
Traditionally unwilling to be branded as activists, North America's scientists are becoming more vocal about environmental issues such as Canada's oil sands.
In the wild, plenty of animals dress for success, mostly to camouflage themselves against predators, a new study says.
The hydrothermal vents spew clear, superheated water into the ocean, supporting an animal community very different from your typical black smoker vents.
Sy Montgomery also says that octopuses can express compassion and have erotic sex.
Dreadnoughtus might not have been as heavy as originally thought, but it was still as big as an airplane.
Catch sight of light glinting off a newly launched solar sail as it's propelled through the night sky.
The invasion of the black rat snakes, which may have been seeking out a winter refuge, is a "freak occurrence," one expert says.
Whether combating wildlife trafficking or inventing safer nuclear energy, these awardees share a passion for making a better world.
The animal, filmed last week by a Taiwanese fisherman, is a ribbon worm—part of an unusual group of marine creatures that can swallow prey whole.
Grab a telescope or binoculars to get a better look at this pretty pairing of planet and stars.
Workers are trying to protect key religious sites damaged in the recent earthquakes before the rains come.
Fighting against the odds, two environmentalists triumph in their countries.