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The first Olympic torch appeared at the 1936 Berlin Games. It's had an quite an adventurous run since then.
We asked two experts to name their favorite Olympic torches.
A new study suggests quieting nerve cells in the brain during birth protects mice against autism.
A Western military dog is reportedly being held hostage by the Taliban—a tragic turn of events in the storied history of war dogs.
Sochi's decision to kill its stray dogs isn't unusual: Many countries exterminate their strays, while others place them in mass shelters or sterilize them.
The winners of a science visualization contest take us into the worlds of coral reefs, fuzzy plants, and stolen passwords.
The Winter Olympics are Putin's chance to host a world-class sports event. But it isn't an easy sell with volatile regions close by.
Regional hubs aim to match latest climate science with farmers and ranchers.
Nobody "won" the latest creationism vs. evolution debate, the latest in a long-running political fight.
A switch from flowery to grass-dominated steppes across the Arctic may have bumped off the woolly mammoth, a new study says.
Did Jose Salvador Alvarenga really survive 13 months adrift at sea? If the tale is true, he'll join a legendary list of castaway survivors.
Researchers have come up with a new, safer, and more humane way of euthanizing beached whales that can't be saved.
Older than the pyramids at Giza, a 4,600-year-old monument in southern Egypt, previously known but newly excavated by archaeologists, faces threats from modern development.
A Greenland glacier that most believe spawned the iceberg that sank the Titanic races toward the ocean at record speed.
The brutal winter weather has brought out tons of deicing salt ... and beet juice, pickle brine, and cheese brine.
The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from an apparent heroin overdose points to the dangerous way that the drug messes with your brain.
Ashy, explosive, volcanic outbursts killed and buried the famed dinosaurs of northern China, a new study says.
A landslide in northern Italy sent boulders careening into a vineyard.
The first galaxies, alien worlds, and distant stars await exploration with NASA's upcoming James Webb Space Telescope.
Three shipwrecks were removed from coral reefs in the Pacific. How long will it take the reefs to recover-and what obstacles might get in the way of a return to health?