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When does drawing become design? When does design become a story?
The split-colored specimen is among a group of colorful crustaceans caught every year, including calico and blue lobsters.
It doesn’t have to do with dogs lying around in the heat—the phrase comes from ancient Greek beliefs about a star.
The Battle of Britain changed war, and the world, forever.
X-rays shoot from an erupting black hole and typhoons line up to take shots at Asia.
Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History talks about taxidermy and conservation as the sixth extinction rears its head.
As ISIS fighters invaded Palmyra, museum curators were packing artifacts and loading trucks for a last-minute escape.
Comedian Rory Scovel riffs on TV sharks.
A decade after the restoration of their once fruitful wetlands, the Marsh Arabs are struggling to cope with the country's water shortage.
New study highlights real factors behind rise in reported attacks and offers safety tips.
The winning images of an international competition include a selfie with sharks and sky-high views of famous cities and monuments.
With nearly half Mozambique’s elephants wiped out by poaching since 2009, the World Bank’s decision to fund sport hunting is called into question.
"We were freaking out," says volcano scientist who discovered a shark living somewhere it wasn't supposed to be.
In May of 2013, a monster twister hit Moore, Oklahoma and killed 25 people—among them, seven small children. It didn’t have to be that way.
After the New Horizons spacecraft briefly went silent, NASA quickly returned it to full operations and has released bizarre new photos of Pluto.
Traditional fishermen lead the fight to bring back a species that has an outsize role in nature and culture.
A new study makes the case for building a supersize space telescope that would create images five times sharper than Hubble's.
Days before the New Horizon spacecraft visits, the dwarf planet puts on a show for sky-watchers.
As wildlife smuggling networks get more sophisticated, so do methods to find them and shut them down.
Scientists say the type of robotic vehicles that Google and Uber are testing could slash heat-trapping emissions if used as taxis.