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A halo of stars highlights a galaxy and a supernova image is spiffed up in this week's best space pictures.
Climate change drives sea creatures toward the Poles and into conflict with established communities.
From flossing to food poisoning, scientists saw life's up and downs altering their gut bugs.
A Siberian fossil of a new dinosaur species suggests most were probably feathered.
Have we been obsessing too much about invasive species? Is it time to stop hating them and focus on more important things—like preventing extinction?
A modern crew learns the secrets of sailing a restored New England whaling ship.
Natural and human-caused sinkholes have swallowed cars and houses in Florida, Minnesota, England, China, Latin America, and beyond.
The U.S. Department of Transportation rolled out long-promised standards on Wednesday.
Popular spots for blue whales off the California coast overlap commercial shipping lanes, a new study finds.
Central America's spiraling violence has a Los Angeles connection.
The National Research Council warns that U.S. coasts are at risk of flooding and storm damage, thanks to climate change.
Israel and eastern Ukraine join the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's list of places with flight prohibitions.
The report says that logging in the area may have played a role.
Canada's Heiltsuk people discover more grizzlies living in their midst than they thought.
The CDC, NIH, and FDA have mishandled hazardous materials, but they aren't alone.
In rebel-held Ukraine, the fighters searching for bodies are adamant Ukraine is to blame for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
Citizens of Gaza have long used tunnels as economic lifelines. Now Hamas is using them to attack Israel.
As summer wildfires burn a million acres in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, some of the wild animals that live there have evolved to cope with—and even thrive after—the flames.
In a hail of wood chips and sawdust, beefy woodsmen at the U.S. lumberjacking championships show that experience matters in the "original extreme sport."
A 1967 expedition to the top of Denali (Mount McKinley), America's highest peak, turned tragic when seven members of a 12-man team lost their lives in a storm.