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Starving colonists resorted to cannibalism to survive harsh winter of 1609, according to a recent find.
In his first extended interview, Simone Moro says he feared for his life last weekend after a Sherpa came at him with an ice ax: "They came to us with the aim to kill us."
Green labeling causes some consumers to shun energy-efficient light bulbs even when they know the choice could save them money, a new study finds.
We should think outside the box when considering which exoplanets to study for possible signs of life.
The Sherpas play a complex, evolving role on the increasingly popular peak—one that few outsiders grasp.
Our new feature, Word in the News, begins with a look at the origin and meaning of the word "jihad."
Archaeologists working at the ancient city of Harappa have uncovered evidence of immigration but also great violence.
Nanotechnology could boost solar energy efficiency and cut costs. A slew of recent research is aimed at better capturing energy from the Earth's biggest power source.
In our latest picture we love, a worker in Brazil puts the finishing touches on a costume mask of Pope Francis.
After the Boston bombing, physical threats are waning, but verbal attacks go on. And social media has been a force for no good.
As locals and tourists celebrate the Jindo Sea-Parting Festival in Korea, we look at the science behind the "miracle."
Somali pirates have shut down crucial scientific research in the Indian Ocean off the Horn of Africa.
Construction materials can be expensive and building inspections infrequent in developing countries.
Hurricane Sandy left New York City's Gateway National Recreation Area in pieces, but there may be a silver lining to the storm.
The story of 27-year-old Jamphel Yeshi, a Tibetan who burned himself in protest against Chinese policies in March 2012.