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Hurricane Katrina had lasting effects on the physical and social makeup of the Big Easy.
Being tiny and moving slowly are key for animals who live on the flip side.
At most any state fair you’ll find thrills and chills, not to mention prize-winning pies, porkers, parades, and plush toys.
The sun illuminates icy fountains on one of Saturn's moons and wildfires rage around Lake Baikal.
A giant panda mom is 900 times more massive than her baby, while a giraffe baby is one-tenth the size of its mom.
A 2012 story on the religious uses of illegal ivory spurred new efforts to save elephants. But the slaughter continues unabated.
Most offspring of problem bears end up in zoos. Is that the right place for them?
Predictions from a few years ago already are outdated. “Sea levels are rising faster than they were 50 years ago, and it's very likely to get worse,” one scientist says.
Picking the right wingman could make or break the chances for a less desirable male túngara frog to find a mate, a new study says.
New Orleanians describe the hard journey back home ten years after their beloved city was destroyed by floodwaters when the levees broke.
The National Zoo's strategy of continually swapping the twins between an incubator and their mother wasn't enough to keep one alive.
A distinctly multicultural trading center grew rich on trade between east and west, until it rebelled against its most powerful customer.
There's little a person can do in the face of Africa's top predator, experts say.
To find intelligent extraterrestrial life, we might need to find proof of its demise.
Celebrate National Dog Day with these photos from around the world.
Diseases of the mind like Alzheimer’s help us understand what it means to exist or, conversely, feel as if we don’t exist.
95 years ago, women in the U.S. won the right to vote. But it wasn’t just handed to them—they had to demand it.
For the remote Naga tribes, a surprise accord with Delhi aims to end one of the world's longest-running insurgencies.
Through crowdsourcing and citizen science projects, the general public is making profound contributions to research. Can data visualization help make sense of this wealth of new information?
A nearly 109-year-old bottle was part of a tradition of dropping objects and instruments into the sea to study ocean currents.