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Experimental aircraft finishes longest stretch in voyage around the world.
In the latest pictures from space, galactic sparklers and smoke that blankets the eastern United States.
As a spacecraft nears Pluto, NASA's airborne observatory flew over New Zealand to catch a rare passage of the dwarf planet in front of a distant star.
Smoke Elser’s knowledge of pack mules and crosscut saws proves priceless in machine-free wilderness areas.
It took a string of shark attacks in New Jersey 99 years ago this week to make American swimmers fear the ocean’s top predator.
The world is witnessing one of the greatest systematic destructions of Islamic sites in modern times—at the hands of Muslim militants.
New photos show a crow riding on a giant eagle. But the trip may have started as an attempt to pick a fight.
Once upon a time, a shy Oxford don told a child named Alice about a girl who falls down a rabbit hole. The story immortalized them both.
The planets meet up in sunset skies this week, inspiring beautiful photos—where's yours?
“We’re watching extinction unfold in front of us,” one scientist says of the impact of Brazil’s Balbina Dam.
The hunt for bearded seal was abnormally short because of melted ice. Native Alaskans worry about losing their traditional foods and culture.
Mysterious pits on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko may have formed when the ground beneath them collapsed, say Rosetta mission scientists.
A poll finds women tend to oppose genetically modified food and animal research, and African Americans are optimistic about population growth, regardless of political party.
A rare look beneath the Southern California waves shows young great whites in action.
The key, says the author of a new book, is to use water better, close yield gaps, eat less meat, and family planning.
It’s International Polychaete Day, so let’s give these humble, but critical-to-the-food-web, animals their day in the spotlight.
Shearwaters navigate the open ocean based on their memories of smells that waft in from different directions, a new study suggests.
A new video shows a raccoon climbing lesson—a vital skill that allows the North American mammals to escape predators.
Swiss pilot battles exhaustion and weather during endurance mission.