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Big-eyed and adorable, gray seals are also surprising killers, skinning and eating harbor seals and porpoises in the North Sea, according to several new research studies.
More than ten thousand West African children have lost one or both parents to Ebola. Now the search begins to find them new homes.
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As scientists and much of the public differ on the causes of climate change, the planet keeps getting warmer.
Almost all the water we drink comes from the one percent of the world's water that's unfrozen and fresh. But more nations and companies are working to use renewable energy to unleash drinkable water from the world's oceans.
Here's your chance to see the rare zodiacal light, plus Jupiter at its best and brightest.
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Mountains, deserts, rivers, even the anonymity of a city—different places draw us at different times.
Almost 30 years before Kodachrome, two French brothers invented a way to take color photos. The autochrome process they developed gave the soft, slightly blurred images the feel of an Impressionist painting.
Impatient tugs, excited yips, and pricked ears convey the joy of being unleashed on a snowy trail.
These 11 animals inflate on command, whether for protection, mating, communication—or just to get a few hours of sleep.
California's snowpack is just a fraction of its normal level for this time of year, suggesting a fourth year of drought is on its way. And the problems extend beyond the Golden State.
The solar wind stormed past Saturn's moon Titan while a spacecraft watched.
Smashing world records for distance and duration in a gas-filled balloon, two pilots have completed their 6,646-mile journey across the Pacific Ocean.
A celebrated signal of big bang gravitational waves goes bust, due to dust.
Arctic pollutants may damage males' penises, leaving them unable to reproduce.
The Yellowstone River's oil spill was the first in U.S. frozen water in two-plus decades.
West Africans altered cherished burial traditions after anthropologists enlisted pastors, imams, and chiefs to allow safer rituals.
Northern lights gleam, stellar debris blows into a bubble, and gassy explosions leave behind pits in this week's best space pictures.
Teddy Bear, the internet's famous porcupine, charms people with his vocals, but in real life porcupines rely less on squeaks than scents.