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As NASA prepares to launch a new rover to the red planet, Curiosity celebrates its action-packed journey.
Challenges facing our close relatives, says the author of a new book, include deforestation, unchecked population growth, and the pet trade.
"It's a whole new way of thinking about solar energy," says startup CEO about using transparent solar cells on buildings and electronics.
For starters, old females are tougher than young males, according to a new study on these little-known mammals.
The two birds were likely involved in a mid-air tussle, expert says.
Like its relatives, the colorful Australian arachnid puts on quite a mating display, a new study says.
In an ancient Uzbekistan city, there are often too few men to hold services, but the community still carefully tends its cemetery to uphold tradition.
While discussing his new plan to combat global warming, the President referenced one of the most striking shifts in the history of National Geographic maps.
What happens next for Walter Palmer and Jan Seski after high-profile lion deaths in Zimbabwe?
A new compound may help slow climate change by reducing the methane belched by cattle.
Do you argue about the temperature in your office or home? Find out what often decides it, and tell us your preference.
Before the stars Castor and Pollux lead the way to the red planet, a Green Giant will pair up with the moon.
Preparing for a worst-case scenario, scientists are stepping up research into the nuclear option.
The U.S. unveils the final version of its controversial Clean Power Plan, which calls for sweeping cuts in carbon emissions from power plants.
Conservation group recants death report, but says another lion was indeed killed.
An author shares his passion for the sport as well as his list of the top five waves.
Oxford's Brent Stapelkamp says collar data suggests the lion is "alive and well."
Indian Ocean debris moves in predictable patterns and confirms searchers are looking in the right spot for the missing plane.
After a trophy hunter killed one of Africa’s most famous lions, interest in conservation soared.
Maps. They’ve been around longer than photographs. They’ve defined empires,guided explorers, told stories, and captured the imagination of many a hopeful traveler for years. While most appreciate the beauty and power of a good map, few recognize the dynamic and vital applications they have today.