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Analysis of Hubble images reveals chaotic rotation of dwarf planet’s satellites.
On the other hand, they can land planes, write news stories, and emotional robots may be your very best friend or your loyal pet.
New research shows that our closest evolutionary relatives have all of the cognitive capacities required for cooking—except an understanding of how to control fire.
Two species of amphibians thought lost to science have been found again in the mountain forests of the Philippines.
The lioness was doing what it evolved to do best—being a top predator, a scientist says.
I didn’t plan to ride, but partly to show my teenagers what they missed, I hovered on the Hendo.
Sonic tubular travel might sound like geeky sci-fi, but a company plans to break ground next year on a five-mile California project.
The fish may have been trying to defend itself when it struck the man in a Hawaiian boat harbor.
As New England winters get warmer and shorter, ticks are driving a worrisome decline in a species that's crucial to the region's economy.
The plane known as Solar Impulse turned around while flying what was supposed to be a six-day non-stop trip from China to Hawaii.
An El Niño and cooler waters in the Atlantic could be harbingers of a slow season for tropical storms.
The endangered smalltooth sawfish, found in the Atlantic Ocean, can produce young without having sex first, a new study finds.
God is not only dead, author avers. He never lived. Not to mention the deaths of kids treated with faith instead of science-based medicine.
Swiss pilot has taken off on an unprecedented nonstop flight across the Pacific Ocean.
Small screens, compressed signals, and canine nature may all affect whether a dog can identify its owner on the phone or in a video chat.
It’s endless summer and from Malibu to Melbourne, everybody’s gone surfin’.
Mount Shindake sends an ash cloud 30,000 feet into the sky.
Bubbles of hot gas burst and Saturn's moon Rhea displays its cracks and crags in this week's most amazing views from space.