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The number of confirmed exoplanets has passed a thousand, say experts.
Astronomers have found a galaxy 13.1 billion light-years from Earth, making it officially the most distant object ever detected.
Fossils show that Neanderthals used toothpicks to relieve their aching gums.
Earlier this year a tornado killed legendary storm chaser Tim Samaras. National Geographic's November cover image and story pay tribute to his remarkable life and work.
An exact copy of King Tut's painted burial chamber is slated for installation near Egypt's Valley of the Kings in December.
A thick layer of smog has enveloped one of China's major cities, nearly bringing it to a halt. Harbin's crisis is just the latest to spotlight the country's dependence on coal.
Baldness researchers have developed a treatment that could mean the end of chrome domes. Let's review the historic battle against hair loss.
Utah Boy Scout leaders who filmed themselves knocking over the top of a rock formation called a hoodoo have faced a firestorm of criticism. An expert weighs in.
Eucalyptus leaves might serve as the gold miner's best friend, with gold drawn from the depths, researchers report, draping the humble gum trees.
Two of the deep-sea creatures have been found in less than a week in California, prompting much interest from scientists and the public.
A freak blizzard in early October killed thousands of cattle. Why was the toll so great?
A U.S. government shutdown that sent federal workers home for 16 days has ended, but its impact on science continues.
A new study suggests that the common ancestor of Neanderthals and humans may have lived longer ago than previously thought.
Key details about the meteor that exploded over Russia in February were inadvertently captured by environmental satellites, scientists say.
The warming Arctic makes it harder for polar bears to hunt seals, their traditional prey, on the ice. Could a supplementary diet of (raw) snow goose omelets help?
Petting your cat probably won't stress it out, but some other things certainly can. A cat expert takes on questions about keeping pet cats happy in the modern world.
An ancient bear species that has survived to the modern day could help explain some sightings of the legendary creature.
A new study shows that killer whales undergo menopause, an evolutionary advantage that helps their offspring survive.
NASA is back in business, delivering views of Mars, Saturn, and distant galaxies, plus northern lights among the rune stones.
Winter energy prices in Europe and the United States are rising. Natural gas, the favored heating fuel, is abundant but hard to move.