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Climber, runner, BASE jumper: athlete Dean Potter continually pushed the boundaries of some of the most extreme sports in the world.
The BASE jumper who died over the weekend said facing his fear of falling to his death is what drove him.
In what's called a mass ballooning, the tiny arachnids used silk strands to catch air currents on their way to a new home.
The pioneering climber, highliner, and wingsuit BASE jumper died while BASE jumping over the weekend.
Some species of jumping spiders use filters in their eyes to see colors like red and orange—an unexpected discovery.
Saturn will appear as a cream-colored star to the naked eye, and telescope users can gaze at its sunlit rings.
A dart hunt of an endangered antelope in Texas sparks debate over a new "green" approach to catch-and-release hunting.
People take extreme measures to get rid of bedbugs. Some have been driven to suicide, says author.
The Hendo uses magnets to move riders on a cushion of air. A faster version debuts in October and skate parks may follow..
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?
Some insects, like honeybees and fruit flies, slumber just like us—and can get sloppy without their Zzzs, research shows.
On Endangered Species Day, there are thousands of species that may not be around for long.
The drug’s ability to reduce seizures in some children has softened opposition to research and may someday lead to changes in government policies.
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.
Two of this week's most intriguing views of space combine NASA images into animated form.
The world’s biggest international carrier joins South African Airways in banning transport of trophies of exotic wildlife such as elephants and rhinos.
A predator approached at night, but mama owl was ready to protect her young owlets.
It gets stranger: The four quasars are nestled in a gigantic cloud of cold hydrogen gas that theories say shouldn’t exist either.
Residues from consumer products may stop sea life from developing normally.
In Nepal the gods speak through disasters, and shaking ground is seen as a wake-up call to humanity.