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Curiosity makes its third foray into Martian soil, nebulae light up a winter night, and Hubble peers into deep space in this week's best space photos.
A lack of snow on the Tibetan Plateau is pushing thirsty yak females into steeper habitat, a new study says.
New study shows Los Angeles-area kids have fewer breathing problems now than they did in the 1990s.
Forgotten pharaoh may have been earliest Egyptian ruler to die in battle.
Take a peek at polar bears playing, swimming, and sleeping in their changing habitat.
A Norwegian research vessel will spend six months on the sea ice to study the changing Arctic.
The Earth's heat could power homes and businesses worldwide, but it's barely been tapped. Indonesia is trying to change that.
Human ability to remember past events is unique, according to a new study of animals' limited short-term memories.
Dredging in Biscayne Bay inflicts heavy damage on North America's only coral reef tract.
Chytrid fungus, responsible for amphibian declines and extinctions around the world, is now confirmed in Madagascar.
With severe water shortages in Brazil's cities and destructive floods in the Amazon, the boom-and-bust phenomenon may be South America's new normal.
Consumers may not be protecting their health as much as they think with some BPA-free products because a chemical that replaced BPA seems to have similar effects.
Eugenie Clark, a marine biologist and ichthyologist, who died on Wednesday, helped the public understand and appreciate the much maligned shark.
Pakistani health workers—many of them women—continue to face Taliban bullets and bombs in their quest to inoculate children.
Geneticists have uncovered evidence of a westward migration in Europe about 4,500 years ago—and that may explain a long-standing mystery about language.
In observance of the World Wildlife Day's mission of highlighting wildlife crimes, here are some of the animals that fall prey to people's thirst for trophies and exotic cures.
New footage reveals rise of Japan's Nishino Shima, formerly "Snoopy Island."
The first week of March brings an eclipse of Jupiter and an opportunity to spot Uranus.
Astronomers struggle to explain how a gigantic black hole could have appeared less than a billion years after the big bang.
After the U.S. used a health program to track down the al Qaeda leader, volunteers fighting polio became the hunted.