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In an effort to lessen their environmental impact, the Vermont Sail Freight Project and other pioneers are returning to shipping freight via sailboat.
Soak up these safety tips for skywatchers wanting to take in the beauty of a solar eclipse.
Skywatchers around the world can see the moon block out the sun in a solar eclipse via a live feed.
Great strides have been made in wiping out polio. Yet the stubborn and highly contagious disease is still on the loose, with cases now reported in Syria.
Witches, elephants, and gleaming eyes. Oh my! A bewitching brew comes this way in the week's best space pictures.
Our understanding of the disease is increasing steadily, but new treatments are still years away.
A new study asked who multitasks better: men or women? The answer: women do.
Changing our clocks twice a year doesn't save us energy or money, and may even make us unhealthy, critics say.
Cat Warren, author of "What the Dog Knows," talks about what scientists know about working dogs and their powerful sense of smell.
Archaeologists found an 1,800-year-old statue with carving so crisp that it seemed at first to be a garden ornament from the Victorian era.
Researchers have found evidence of a massive flood around 1200 C.E. that may help explain the demise of Cahokia, then the largest city in North America.
Social trauma early in an elephant's life can have major effects on development, such as persistent fear, hyper-aggression, and infant abandonment.
As the use of renewable power on the electric grid ramps up, utilities are turning to technology that makes it easier for natural gas to smooth out the bumps in supply.
Left-wagging tails stress dogs out, while right-wagging tails encourage them to stay relaxed, according to a new study.
In space, no one can hear you scream. But you'll try anyway, after seeing this Halloween's spooky space pictures.
A hellish planet, cannibal black holes, and zombie stars are among the top scary space objects.
Thanks to new big mirrors called heliostats, the town of Rjukan, Norway, west of Oslo, is getting sunlight beamed down to the square from surrounding mountains.
Seventy-five years ago, Orson Welles's "War of the Worlds" radio drama announced a Martian invasion, causing panic. Could it happen again?
Childhood memories should be treated skeptically in courtroom cases, a neuroscience review finds. We talk to the researcher.
Nikon's photo contest winners capture a fascinating world invisible to the naked eye.