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These 14 Sleek Solar Homes Do More Than Produce Power

15 hours 47 min ago
Fewer college teams built homes to compete in this year’s Solar Decathlon, but their gee-whiz features offer a surprising glimpse of the future.

Turtles Groom Warthog in Never-Before-Seen Behavior

October 8, 2015 - 11:22am
"I couldn't believe what I was seeing," says scientist who captured the rare pictures in South Africa.

Shipwreck May Hold Clues to Famous Lost Expedition From 1800s

October 8, 2015 - 9:00am
Recent underwater search yields new artifacts and glimpse inside ship that mysteriously disappeared 167 years ago.

Encounter With World’s Rarest Ocean Mammal Thrills Scientists

October 7, 2015 - 6:01pm
Fewer than 100 vaquitas—an elusive porpoise found only in the Sea of Cortez—are left on Earth.

Cheetah-Dog Friendship Isn't As Strange As It Sounds

October 7, 2015 - 5:05pm
Raising puppies and cheetah kittens together helps refocus the big cats’ nervous energy, zoos have discovered.

4 Hidden Causes of Dam Failures

October 7, 2015 - 1:49pm
South Carolina is the latest place to suffer from a wave of dam catastrophes.

Our Favorite Pictures From the Apollo Mission Photo Dump

October 7, 2015 - 12:18pm
Thousands of NASA’s moon mission photos are now online, thanks to a volunteer historian.

Meet the Giant Rats That Are Sniffing out Landmines

October 7, 2015 - 11:16am
A Belgian nonprofit has found African giant pouched rats are much better at detecting TNT than people or dogs.

How Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize Our Lives

October 7, 2015 - 7:00am
On one hand, it may help cure cancer and let robots rather than humans fight wars; on the other, doctors and lawyers may be out of a job.

Power to the People

October 7, 2015 - 2:01am

New Human Ancestor Walked Like Us, Climbed Like an Ape

October 6, 2015 - 6:04pm
Strong hands and shock-resistant wrists gave the newly discovered ancient human Homo naledi an advantage over ape cousins.

Nobel Laureates Who Were Not Always Noble

October 6, 2015 - 2:15pm
Racists, frauds, and misogynists: Meet the rogues’ gallery of Nobel Prize winners.

Why These Moose are Butting Heads on a Suburban Street

October 6, 2015 - 1:56pm
The battle royale in Anchorage, Alaska, is typical of dangerous seasonal rutting behavior, says scientist.

How Ants Survive Flooding by Forming Giant Rafts

October 6, 2015 - 1:12pm
Behavior seen in South Carolina floods is often used as a last resort by fire ant colonies.

Listen: Nature Is Quieter Than Ever Before

October 6, 2015 - 10:00am
We're muffling wild voices—from bird songs to wolf howls to insect footsteps, scientist claims.

10 Weird Animals From New Chile Reserve, Biggest in Americas

October 6, 2015 - 8:00am
Frogfish, anemones, and a decorator crab are among the odd critters that call the new national park home.

Creator of 5-hour Energy Wants to Power the World's Homes—With Bikes

October 6, 2015 - 7:45am
The mystery man behind the popular caffeine shot plans to roll out 10,000 stationary bikes next year in India.