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Scores of rangers have been killed in Virunga National Park in recent years. But 2015 had been relatively peaceful.
The popularity of the Confederate battle flag today has more to do with the Civil Rights Movement than the Civil War.
The North American omnivores have expanded their ranges in recent years thanks to healthier forests and stricter laws—which means more run-ins with people.
The Supreme Court has struck down bans on same-sex marriage. In light of the decision, here are photos of LGBT life from the archives.
The northern lights bloom over Earth, while radiation blasts an exoplanet's atmosphere.
Centuries ago the region around Mrauk U was a realm of remarkable ethnic harmony. Today it is roiled by sectarian violence.
Hoverbikes and boards that lift off the ground are no longer sci-fi. Even the U.S. Army is considering how to use them.
Some of the racial tensions in the news today may stem from how communities separate themselves by race.
A grim fate likely awaits young elephants plucked from Zimbabwe's wild.
A study finds Argentinian hunter-gatherers without electricity sleep longer than those with power.
Numbers of the famous African animal have fallen by nearly half in the past 15 years, prompting urgent—and sometimes risky—actions to help.
It happens on a city street, in a field, or in a historic church. Charleston is only the latest in a litany of sorrow.
In a new YouTube video, a female cottontail attempts to disembowel a snake preying on its young—a strategy to prevent it from returning to the nest.
Worship of the Kumari, Living Goddesses who represent the divine, has increased post-earthquake to make amends for offending Mother Earth.
But fish’s testicle-eating reputation is a myth, scientists say.
The deep-sea crustacean, which lives near hydrothermal vents, is only the third species of yeti crab known to science.
In Britain, horses have improved their race times since 1850, especially those that run short distances. But why is another question.
Species are disappearing at an alarming rate, a new study finds. Author Elizabeth Kolbert says that raises questions about our survival.
The giant fish hasn’t been seen there in 80 years.