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Last feed update: Monday November 20th, 2017 07:58:23 PM

From Space, 2017's Devastating Hurricanes Look Hypnotic

Monday November 20th, 2017 05:53:28 PM Sarah Gibbens

Surprise: Blue Whales Are Mostly 'Left-Handed'

Monday November 20th, 2017 05:23:55 PM Carrie Arnold

Why Ancient Mapmakers Were Terrified of Blank Spaces

Monday November 20th, 2017 05:06:54 PM Greg Miller

Keystone XL Pipeline Is Moving Forward—5 Things You Should Know

Monday November 20th, 2017 04:45:00 PM Brian Clark Howard

Thieves Are Smashing Dinosaur Fossils. Science Is Fighting Back.

Monday November 20th, 2017 03:59:47 PM John Pickrell

Massive Infrastructure Projects Are Failing at Unprecedented Rates

Monday November 20th, 2017 05:01:24 AM Keith Schneider

Cat Saved From Cliffside by Fearless Animal Rescuers

Sunday November 19th, 2017 09:52:56 PM Michael Greshko

Sea Levels Are Already Rising. What's Next?

Saturday November 18th, 2017 05:01:00 AM Simon Worrall

Meet the Turkey's Glamorous Mexican Cousin

Saturday November 18th, 2017 05:00:00 AM Liz Langley

What the Ban on Elephant Trophies Means

Saturday November 18th, 2017 04:28:00 AM Rachael Bale
Days after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a decision to lift the ban on elephant trophy imports from Zimbabwe and Zambia, President Donald Trump has announced he plans to reverse course.

Forgeries May Hide in Museum of the Bible's Dead Sea Scrolls

Friday November 17th, 2017 11:30:35 PM Michael Greshko

Are These the Oldest Images of Dogs?

Friday November 17th, 2017 09:29:00 PM Sarah Gibbens

Drinking Alone Leads to Divorce—In Rodents

Friday November 17th, 2017 04:33:48 PM Jason G. Goldman

Keystone Pipeline Spills 200,000 Gallons of Oil

Thursday November 16th, 2017 11:53:00 PM Sarah Gibbens

Iconic Arecibo Observatory Saved From Demolition

Thursday November 16th, 2017 10:36:10 PM Nadia Drake

The Tragic Reason Why a Leopard Mauled Four People

Thursday November 16th, 2017 10:09:51 PM Austa Somvichian-Clausen

Mysterious Particles Are Slamming Into Earth—But Why?

Thursday November 16th, 2017 07:01:00 PM Nadia Drake

Ancient Ruins Discovered Under Lake in Turkey

Wednesday November 15th, 2017 11:20:00 PM Sarah Gibbens

Watch: Wasp Vs. Tarantula, Explained By a Nine-Year-Old

Wednesday November 15th, 2017 07:39:35 PM Heather Brady

Florida Opened a Fake Alligator Farm to Catch Poachers

Wednesday November 15th, 2017 04:21:47 PM Rene Ebersole
A multiyear undercover investigation snagged nine men who now stand accused of felonies ranging from poaching to racketeering.

Antarctica Was Once Covered in Forests. We Just Found One That Fossilized.

Wednesday November 15th, 2017 04:03:36 PM Elaina Zachos

The World Needs Copper. Does It Need This Controversial Mine?

Wednesday November 15th, 2017 12:00:00 PM Julia Rosen

New Earth-Size Planet Found Around Nearby Star

Wednesday November 15th, 2017 11:01:00 AM Michelle Z. Donahue

Half of U.S. Spending Power Behind Paris Climate Agreement

Wednesday November 15th, 2017 05:01:40 AM Stephen Leahy

How Food Motivated a Prison Escape and a Recovery From PTSD

Wednesday November 15th, 2017 05:01:00 AM Austa Somvichian-Clausen

Expedition Braves Arctic Perils for Climate Science

Wednesday November 15th, 2017 01:08:00 AM John Wendle

Famous White Moose Marked for Death, Then Spared

Tuesday November 14th, 2017 11:10:07 PM Sarah Gibbens

See a Rescue Effort to Save 10 Stranded Whales

Tuesday November 14th, 2017 09:16:44 PM Sarah Gibbens

How to See the 2017 Leonid Meteor Shower

Tuesday November 14th, 2017 09:13:23 PM Andrew Fazekas

Armed Robbers Are Now Targeting These Valuable Shellfish

Tuesday November 14th, 2017 12:37:05 PM Kimon de Greef
As poaching reduces wild abalone stocks in South Africa, criminal syndicates have begun robbing factories and farms, even taking security guards hostage.

Climate Change and Water Woes Drove ISIS Recruiting in Iraq

Tuesday November 14th, 2017 05:01:00 AM Peter Schwartzstein

Rarely Seen 'Prehistoric' Shark With 300 Teeth Caught

Monday November 13th, 2017 11:03:00 PM Sarah Gibbens

Many Sharks Live a Century—Longer Than Thought

Monday November 13th, 2017 09:54:56 PM Elizabeth Armstrong Moore

Fire Scorches Ancient Peruvian Temple

Monday November 13th, 2017 09:41:07 PM Sarah Gibbens

Oldest Evidence of Winemaking Discovered at 8,000-Year-Old Village

Monday November 13th, 2017 08:06:19 PM Andrew Curry

Pictures Reveal Iran and Iraq Earthquake, the Deadliest of 2017

Monday November 13th, 2017 05:30:00 PM Michael Greshko

Inside Cuba's National Ballet School

Monday November 13th, 2017 04:41:26 PM Rachel Brown

Why Has This Rhino Poaching Trial Been Delayed 17 Times?

Monday November 13th, 2017 03:33:35 PM Laurel Neme
As poaching in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province rises, conservationists say more should be done.

Carbon Emissions Had Leveled Off. Now They're Rising Again

Monday November 13th, 2017 08:30:00 AM Craig Welch

Enterprise Donates $30 Million to TNC River Conservation Efforts

Monday November 13th, 2017 06:03:00 AM Heather Brady

The 'Most Famous Wolf in the World' Lived Hard—and Died Tragically

Saturday November 11th, 2017 05:02:00 AM Simon Worrall

Tiny Bugs Are Having Sex on Your Face Right Now

Saturday November 11th, 2017 05:00:00 AM Liz Langley

See What's Controlling These Zombie Ants

Friday November 10th, 2017 11:17:12 PM Elaina Zachos

Another Heart-Warming Way Apes Beat Us at Being Human

Friday November 10th, 2017 09:48:00 PM Elaina Zachos

Frozen Remains of Extinct Lion Found in Russia

Thursday November 9th, 2017 07:13:00 PM Sarah Gibbens

How This Dog Mom Protects a Leopard Cub From Cannibalism

Thursday November 9th, 2017 07:09:59 PM Elaina Zachos

Harnessing the Power of Coffee to Energize the Planet

Thursday November 9th, 2017 05:09:00 PM

Dino-Killing Asteroid Hit Just the Right Spot to Trigger Extinction

Thursday November 9th, 2017 02:01:05 PM Michelle Z. Donahue

Ancient Wolf-Size Otter Had Bizarrely Strong Bite

Thursday November 9th, 2017 10:01:15 AM Jason G. Goldman

Sheep Can Recognize Human Faces

Wednesday November 8th, 2017 10:46:00 PM Sarah Gibbens

Ancient Sundial Find Celebrated Roman Election Win

Wednesday November 8th, 2017 08:23:04 PM Kristin Romey

Sun Storm to Cause Stunning Auroras—Here’s How to Watch

Wednesday November 8th, 2017 01:00:59 PM Andrew Fazekas

Hotel in One of Earth's Driest Places Is Powered by the Sun

Wednesday November 8th, 2017 05:01:38 AM Sarah Gibbens

Rwandan Orphans Find Hope in Innovative Youth Village

Wednesday November 8th, 2017 05:01:00 AM Ari Beser

Fossils of Some of Our Oldest Mammal Ancestors Found

Tuesday November 7th, 2017 10:15:02 PM Michael Greshko

Ancient Greek 'Masterpiece' Revealed on Thumb-Size Gem

Tuesday November 7th, 2017 08:20:33 PM Sarah Gibbens

Puerto Rico’s Farms Were Wiped Out. Here’s How They’re Bouncing Back

Tuesday November 7th, 2017 08:08:00 PM Marie McGrory

Syria to Join Paris Climate Pact, Leaving U.S. Isolated

Tuesday November 7th, 2017 06:05:00 PM Elaina Zachos

Fight Climate Change by Suing Polluters, Says Scientist

Tuesday November 7th, 2017 02:01:00 PM Stephen Leahy

Predator-Proof Nests May Help Save Endangered Parrots

Monday November 6th, 2017 03:46:03 PM Sarah Gibbens

Game of Thrones Star Sounds the Alarm on Climate Change

Monday November 6th, 2017 02:01:00 PM Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Climate Science Report Contradicts Trump Administration Positions

Saturday November 4th, 2017 06:21:00 PM Stephen Leahy

What Made Leonardo da Vinci a Genius?

Saturday November 4th, 2017 04:02:32 AM Simon Worrall

Why Your Dog Eats Poop, and Other Odd Pet Behavior Explained

Saturday November 4th, 2017 04:01:00 AM Liz Langley

Hundreds of Sea Turtles Found Dead

Friday November 3rd, 2017 09:36:30 PM Sarah Gibbens

7 New Giant Bug Species Are Extremely Aggressive

Friday November 3rd, 2017 06:01:00 PM Mary Bates

Thieves Are Breaking Into Zoos and Stealing Rare Animals

Friday November 3rd, 2017 01:07:31 PM Ben Crair
Officials at the European zoos that have been targeted think organized crime is to blame.

Endangered Siberian Tiger Returns From Exile

Thursday November 2nd, 2017 09:39:08 PM Sarah Gibbens

Iceland's Largest Volcano May Be Ready To Erupt

Thursday November 2nd, 2017 08:51:00 PM Elaina Zachos

New Species of Orangutan Is Rarest Great Ape on Earth

Thursday November 2nd, 2017 04:01:00 PM Jason G. Goldman

Can an Early Warning Prevent Earthquakes Becoming Disasters?

Thursday November 2nd, 2017 12:46:37 PM

Mysterious Void Discovered in Egypt's Great Pyramid

Thursday November 2nd, 2017 12:01:20 PM Michael Greshko

T. Rex’s Tiny Arms May Have Been Vicious Weapons

Thursday November 2nd, 2017 11:01:00 AM John Pickrell

Paul McCartney Wants You to Do One Thing for the Planet

Thursday November 2nd, 2017 12:01:00 AM Heather Brady

See a Blanket of 'Jellyfish' That Washed Ashore

Wednesday November 1st, 2017 10:02:00 PM Elaina Zachos

This Underground Fire Has Been Burning for 59 Years

Wednesday November 1st, 2017 08:04:45 PM Elaina Zachos

Bizarrely Huge Planet Discovered Orbiting Tiny Star

Wednesday November 1st, 2017 06:51:31 PM Nadia Drake

Ruins of Spanish Town Emerge After Decades Underwater

Wednesday November 1st, 2017 05:31:14 PM Sarah Gibbens

Trio of Meteor Showers and More Can’t-Miss Sky Events in November

Wednesday November 1st, 2017 04:14:26 PM Andrew Fazekas

Watch This Giant Land Crab Attack an Unsuspecting Bird

Wednesday November 1st, 2017 04:01:38 AM Elaina Zachos

Veteran Explorer of Disappearing Forests Charts New Course

Wednesday November 1st, 2017 04:00:00 AM Christina Nunez

Current Climate Pledges Aren't Enough to Stop Severe Warming

Tuesday October 31st, 2017 07:36:29 PM Michael Greshko

Where There Is Gravity, Let There Be Light

Tuesday October 31st, 2017 06:30:00 PM

How Baby Bats Learn to Speak in Dialects

Tuesday October 31st, 2017 06:00:00 PM Jason Bittel

Ghostly Image of Scottish Queen Found Beneath Painting

Tuesday October 31st, 2017 04:55:32 PM Sarah Gibbens

'Golden Wonder' Rediscovered After 42 Years

Tuesday October 31st, 2017 03:54:20 PM Jason Bittel

Secret Soviet Posters Demystify Map Symbols

Tuesday October 31st, 2017 03:51:02 PM Greg Miller

Ancient Winged Terror Was One of the Largest Animals to Fly

Tuesday October 31st, 2017 01:00:00 PM John Pickrell

Why Dozens of Octopuses Marched Out of the Sea

Monday October 30th, 2017 09:33:00 PM Sarah Gibbens

Recent Hurricanes Pushed Rare Island Species Closer to the Brink

Monday October 30th, 2017 04:01:28 AM Justin Nobel

Scott Kelly Spent a Year in Space—Find Out How Hard It Was

Saturday October 28th, 2017 04:01:00 AM Simon Worrall

6 Ghostly Animals Just in Time for Halloween

Saturday October 28th, 2017 04:00:00 AM Liz Langley

First Rock From Outside the Solar System Sails Past Earth

Friday October 27th, 2017 09:57:00 PM Michael Greshko

Halloween Sky Guide: 6 Eerie Sights to Haunt Your Night

Friday October 27th, 2017 09:55:03 PM Andrew Fazekas

Love It or Hate It, Halloween Is Going Global

Friday October 27th, 2017 08:05:24 PM Brian Handwerk

Mysterious Balls of Light Aren't UFOs, Says Science

Friday October 27th, 2017 07:42:04 PM Sarah Gibbens

Everything You Need to Know About Halloween 2017

Friday October 27th, 2017 04:53:00 PM Brian Handwerk

Daylight Saving Time Is Even Weirder Than You Think

Friday October 27th, 2017 04:20:00 PM Erin Blakemore

Mysterious Brain-Eating Shark Killer Identified, Though Questions Remain

Friday October 27th, 2017 12:56:22 PM Eric Simons

Martin Luther and the Long March to Freedom of Conscience

Friday October 27th, 2017 04:15:30 AM Joseph Loconte






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