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This little guy symbolizes protection of nature and resilience in the harshest of conditions, says naturalist.
Loose skin helps African elephants keep cool and naked mole rats burrow underground, for starters.
The wels catfish is Europe's largest freshwater fish.
Color blind or optical illusion? Scientists offer clues as to why people see different colors in the same dress.
Islamic militants have destroyed priceless statues in Iraq. What was lost, and why is it important?
Scientists say melting pingos, and not methane hydrates, are likely to blame for the dramatic craters.
A recent report of a male black-and-white tegus attempting to mate with a dead female in Brazil raises the question: Why are some animals necrophiliacs?
Pakistani doctor helped lead the CIA to bin Laden—and unwittingly inspired a backlash against vaccines.
A family of seven, driven from their country by violence, is building a new life in North Carolina with help from the U.S. government, resettlement workers, and volunteers.
Curiosity makes its third foray into Martian soil, nebulae light up a winter night, and Hubble peers into deep space in this week's best space photos.
Take a peek at polar bears playing, swimming, and sleeping in their changing habitat.
Human ability to remember past events is unique, according to a new study of animals' limited short-term memories.
Dredging in Biscayne Bay inflicts heavy damage on North America's only coral reef tract.
Chytrid fungus, responsible for amphibian declines and extinctions around the world, is now confirmed in Madagascar.
With severe water shortages in Brazil's cities and destructive floods in the Amazon, the boom-and-bust phenomenon may be South America's new normal.
Consumers may not be protecting their health as much as they think with some BPA-free products because a chemical that replaced BPA seems to have similar effects.
Eugenie Clark, a marine biologist and ichthyologist, who died on Wednesday, helped the public understand and appreciate the much maligned shark.
Astronomers struggle to explain how a gigantic black hole could have appeared less than a billion years after the big bang.
After the U.S. used a health program to track down the al Qaeda leader, volunteers fighting polio became the hunted.
Thanks to big government, high taxes, and redistribution of wealth, Scandinavia is educated and safe. But there are a few smudges on the portrait—alcoholism, for one.