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The oceans are on track to contain a ton of plastic for every three tons of fish.
The Ebola virus outbreak has infected 21,698 people and caused 8,632 deaths in West Africa since March.
NASA’s newest Mars orbiter discovers unexpected things in the planet’s atmosphere.
This week sees a rare combo of total solar eclipse, perigee moon, and the first day of spring.
The controversial wolves have been reintroduced to North Carolina for 28 years, but now the state wants them removed.
An author’s obsessive quest leads to a site off the coast of Morocco.
The area around the Pitcairn Islands is one of the most pristine places on Earth.
Writer’s colorful life included capture by pirates.
In the world's largest family of snakes, mating come-ons have evolved from chin-rubbing to "coital bites" to "tail quivers."
The small primates, which live in the southern Amazon, have unique ochre sideburns.
Native mammals are unlikely to rebound while pythons are present, a study suggests.
Giant blast could cause power disruptions or just spark a brilliant nighttime light show.
Strange features are most likely made of ice, and may be venting water vapor into space.
Sierra Leone contact tracers seek to track down anyone who may have been exposed to the deadly disease.
Elastic glands are the secret to their sticky hunting strategy, a new study suggests.
The state of Texas is as aggressive as industry in battling a new national health standard for smog.
The superfast electric cars could drive innovation, but they’re not music to everyone’s ears.
A lucky few in the far north will also see a solar eclipse on the first day of spring.
Pictures from the space telescope have dazzled us for 25 years. Now, Hubble’s lead imaging scientist picks his favorite celestial views.
An Egyptian photographer finds family members who are happy that loved ones have become "martyrs."