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How do starry-eyed dung beetles get around during the day?
On the 150th anniversary of that trip, historian Adam Goodheart reflects on the rail splitter’s special connection to railroads.
The Bouvier’s red colobus monkey had not been seen in some 40 years and was thought by many to be extinct.
A newly discovered process that makes oil drop like stones may inspire better cleanup strategies, experts say.
See photographs of surreal, tall, and tiny trees.
The unusually colored bird could be one of a kind, experts say.
As the venerated relic goes on public exhibition, its origin remains a mystery wrapped in an enigma.
In addition to these spider monkeys, the world of unusually white animals includes lions, bears and squirrels.
A spacecraft sends the first ever color picture of Pluto and a Saturnian moon basks in reflected light in this week's best space pictures.
3.3 million-year-old artifacts reveal primitive ancestors like “Lucy” may have been capable of tool-making
Asteroids contain signs of the colossal collision that formed the moon.
Tiny amounts of Gulf oil, toxic to baby fish, could have worldwide implications, scientists say.
A crypt in Vilnius, Lithuania, offers insights into 18th- and 19th-century life and health.
Octopuses can be trained to do many things, but this one may be getting too much credit.
When male chimpanzees seek sex but female chimps are more interested in food, the result is a passionate clash of appetites.
California Fish and Wildlife is helping endangered bighorn sheep reclaim their old range—by lifting them over the humans and mountain lions.
Unlike ordinary particles, dark matter seems to feel only gravity, not the other forces of nature. But new observations show that might not be true after all
Ancient collision explains presence of radioactive elements that keep planet’s center from solidifying.
Lessons in the triumph of love and compassion over intolerance and hate.
An ROV captured dramatic footage in the Gulf of Mexico 2,000 feet below the surface.