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6 Pictures Highlight Climber Dean Potter's Extreme Moments

May 18, 2015 - 8:06pm
Climber, runner, BASE jumper: athlete Dean Potter continually pushed the boundaries of some of the most extreme sports in the world.

How Dean Potter Reinvented Climbing, Jumping, Flying

May 18, 2015 - 6:03pm
The BASE jumper who died over the weekend said facing his fear of falling to his death is what drove him.

Millions of Spiders Rain Down on Australia—Why?

May 18, 2015 - 4:35pm
In what's called a mass ballooning, the tiny arachnids used silk strands to catch air currents on their way to a new home.

Dean Potter’s Extreme Life in 7 Hair-Raising Videos

May 18, 2015 - 3:26pm
The pioneering climber, highliner, and wingsuit BASE jumper died while BASE jumping over the weekend.

Surprise: Jumping Spiders Can See More Colors Than You Can

May 18, 2015 - 2:00pm
Some species of jumping spiders use filters in their eyes to see colors like red and orange—an unexpected discovery.

This Week's Night Sky: See Saturn Shine as Lord of the Rings

May 18, 2015 - 1:31pm
Saturn will appear as a cream-colored star to the naked eye, and telescope users can gaze at its sunlit rings.

Will Big Game Hunters Trade Bullets for Tranquilizer Darts?

May 17, 2015 - 10:00am
A dart hunt of an endangered antelope in Texas sparks debate over a new "green" approach to catch-and-release hunting.

Bedbugs: Coming to a Bed Near You

May 17, 2015 - 9:30am
People take extreme measures to get rid of bedbugs. Some have been driven to suicide, says author.

Watch a Flying Hoverboard: Will We Soon Be Levitating?

May 16, 2015 - 7:22pm
The Hendo uses magnets to move riders on a cushion of air. A faster version debuts in October and skate parks may follow..

Ancient City Defied Rome, Now Faces Threat of Islamic State

May 16, 2015 - 11:48am
ISIS closes in on World Heritage Site of Palmyra in Syria. Will this 2,000-year-old city face the same fate as Nimrud and Nineveh?

Do Bugs Sleep? Why They're Surprisingly Similar to People

May 16, 2015 - 10:00am
Some insects, like honeybees and fruit flies, slumber just like us—and can get sloppy without their Zzzs, research shows.

12 Extraordinary Pictures Show Animals Headed for Extinction

May 16, 2015 - 10:00am
On Endangered Species Day, there are thousands of species that may not be around for long.

Will Marijuana for Sick Kids Get Government to Rethink Weed?

May 15, 2015 - 4:32pm
The drug’s ability to reduce seizures in some children has softened opposition to research and may someday lead to changes in government policies.

Week's Best Space Pictures: Tornadoes Wreak Havoc And Galaxies Shine

May 15, 2015 - 3:06pm
Satellites capture a wild week in Earth's atmosphere, and telescopes capture galaxies in all their shining glory in this week's most amazing views from space.

Space in Motion: Watch Gorgeous GIFs of Mars Sunset, Spinning Giant Asteroid

May 15, 2015 - 2:22pm
Two of this week's most intriguing views of space combine NASA images into animated form.

Emirates Airlines Bans Hunting Trophies of Lions, Rhinos

May 14, 2015 - 7:18pm
The world’s biggest international carrier joins South African Airways in banning transport of trophies of exotic wildlife such as elephants and rhinos.

Watch: Mother Owl Takes On Snake—and Wins

May 14, 2015 - 4:13pm
A predator approached at night, but mama owl was ready to protect her young owlets.

Discovered: Quartet of Quasars, a 10-Million-to-One Find

May 14, 2015 - 4:00pm
It gets stranger: The four quasars are nestled in a gigantic cloud of cold hydrogen gas that theories say shouldn’t exist either.

Do Sunscreens' Tiny Particles Harm Ocean Life in Big Ways?

May 14, 2015 - 3:09pm
Residues from consumer products may stop sea life from developing normally.

For Nepalis, Earthquakes Send Humans Warning From the Gods

May 14, 2015 - 2:00pm
In Nepal the gods speak through disasters, and shaking ground is seen as a wake-up call to humanity.