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Fri, Oct 31, 2014 3:33 PM
The rocket plane was on a test flight when it reportedly experienced trouble during rocket burn and broke up over the Mojave desert, killing at least one person.
The ability to taste certain flavors varies across the animal kingdom. Take a look at how our tongues compare to those of other species.
When trying to create jaw-dropping landscape photos, don't overlook this single most important step.
Stars like Vega, Altair and Deneb are still visible in the fall, but constellations like Piscis Austrinus and Aquarius truly shine during the season.
A new video shows the hatchlings bound across a beach and splash into the sea for the first time.
Learn why this is one of the most coveted times of day for photographers seeking the perfect light.
It's very likely there's not a missing link between dinosaurs and modern birds.
Interstellar water likely contains prebiotic organic matter, a good sign that there may be other planets with life on them.
Here's our list of the strangest serpents in the world.
The designer of the Bee Saver, a bioplastic keychain that contains artificial nectar, believes small acts can make a big difference.
After months of silence, the Staten Island Zoo comes clean about the mortality — and gender — of Charles 'Chuck' G. Hogg, New York's most famous hibernating rodent.
The U.S. is expanding a marine sanctuary near Hawaii to create Earth's largest no-take ocean preserve.
To protect wilderness, we have to define it. And that definition can be harder to discern than you might guess.
The fossils may represent the transition between single-celled life and multicellular animals.
Territoriality, the lack of available prey and the vulnerability of smaller males are potential reasons for cannibalistic behavior among octopuses in the wild.
Moving invasive purple sea urchins helps to restore balance to the ecosystem.
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