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Sheila Hamanaka's new graphic novel for young readers describes an American teenage girl's life-changing encounter with elephants.
Sanga Moses, the founder of Eco-Fuel Africa, talks about how his fuel enterprise is preventing deforestation and improving prospects for rural families.
Doubts about the discovery of primordial gravitational waves are met with added caution by the team responsible for the find.
For the first time since World War II, the number of refugees has passed 50 million, says a new report from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
Pictures from around the world depict sites where people celebrate the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
With the 450th anniversary of Süleyman's death approaching, a search is under way to find the Ottoman sultan's lost tomb.
Astronauts watch soccer from space, stars light up the night sky, and a galaxy gets a ring in this week's best space pictures.
Shabana Basij-Rasikh, who evaded the Taliban to get an education, is creating a boarding school for girls in Afghanistan.
If all goes well, a NASA spacecraft that has been tumbling unwanted through space will be rescued by a private group.
A revered great tusker named Ahmed lived out his natural life, thanks to presidential protection by Kenya's former leader Jomo Kenyatta.
A cave in Spain has yielded a cache of ancient Neanderthal skulls that point to early facial evolution in our ancient cousins.
A new study of Tibetan yaks—close relatives of American bison—finds that mothers climb highest when seeking food or safety.
See fishing bats, moonlit boats, and monsoon rains in these pictures from our After Midnight Your Shot assignment.
A new study finds there are more fish-eating spiders, in more parts of the world, than previously thought.
Meet bridgmanite, which is found deep beneath Earth's surface and was identified in a meteorite.
A Middle East expert and former policy adviser explains the dangers ahead as ISIS militants press onward to Baghdad.
After a lifetime spent orbiting the planet Venus, a spacecraft's final mission promises to be its most daring.
Stripping decades of grime from five marble statues in Athens has restored their beauty.
The discovery of geysers on Jupiter's moon Europa has made it easier and cheaper to determine whether life exists there.
Canada has approved the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline, but construction hinges on overcoming steadfast opposition by First Nations.