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Meteorologist Charlie Neese explains how tornado science is evolving earlier warnings and better accuracy.
Poland is playing simultaneous host to international climate talks and a coal industry summit. The move underscores the fossil fuel challenge for climate negotiators.
Bones and teeth at ancient Moche burial sites suggest that the victims of human-sacrifice rituals were war captives.
A trip to Ceres, the largest asteroid and nearest dwarf planet, is no harder than a trip to Mars, researchers say.
The first active volcano found on the frozen continent could accelerate ice loss and raise global sea levels by a small amount, a new study says.
As NASA's MAVEN spacecraft gets under way on its long journey to the red planet, the stakes are high for mission success.
Death and disaster strike a handful of Midwest states over weekend, including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Ohio—states not part of the traditional "Tornado Alley."
The demise of Ming, the world's oldest clam, has generated some consternation about marine researchers that looks a bit overblown.
United States crushes six tons of stockpiled ivory in symbolic act to help stop the illegal wildlife trade.
The image of writer Paul Salopek, trudging across an Ethiopian desertscape, invites readers to go along with him—vicariously, of course—on a seven-year walk from Africa to South America, tracing the earliest human migration.
Feathers have been fashionable since Neanderthal days—and some say they play the same alluring role for humans as they do for birds.
A Milky Way medley, the hills of Mars, and a view of the solar system from Saturn round out the week's best space pictures.
We figure out the origins of cats and dogs and look to the moon for our future dream home in this week's five most interesting discoveries.
Naderev "Yeb" Saño, lead climate negotiator for the Philippines, explains how the devastation wrought in his country by Super Typhoon Haiyan prompted him to embark on a fast for the duration of the two-week talks.
In a new round of eruptions this week, Italy's Mount Etna volcano puffs dozens of smoke rings into the sky.
Satellite data show that from 2001 to 2012, the world lost forest cover, with increasing rates of decline seen in the tropics.