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A six-million-year-old piece of fossilized dung that sold for more than $10,000 at auction may not actually be of animal origin.
A lightning strike that left one man dead and 13 injured in Venice Beach is a rare event in Southern California.
The discovery of an octopus that lives in big groups is shattering even the most expansive ideas of known octopus behavior.
The Ebola virus has killed a Liberian doctor and infected two Americans in the worst-ever Ebola epidemic, which has now spread to Nigeria.
Amid volcanoes and climate zig-zags, an asteroid impact bumped off dinosaurs at a weak moment for the giant beasts.
Keeping tabs on polar bears, penguins, and other creatures via satellite can be cheaper, easier, and more accurate, scientists say.
Ten million men died during the 1914-18 conflict—and so did eight million horses.
Amelia Earhart's first-person account on becoming the first pilot to fly from Hawaii to California
Bloodshed in the Middle East today can be traced back to the war that began a hundred years ago tomorrow.
A teen and his father took on too much risk in trying to set a world flight record in 30 days, says Barrington Irving, a young pilot who set his own record in 2007.
Campers dine in the desert, workers take a midday break, and sweethearts kiss near the Eiffel Tower.
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.