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Fri, Aug 29, 2014 9:37 AM
Backyard astronomers with a telescope can spot Neptune in the constellation Aquarius tonight, but both the blue planet and the asteroid can be seen online as well.
Never get surprised by the weather again with a personalized forecast that can even warn of bad hair days.
This species is known by several names including the water turkey and snake bird. Here's why.
The controversy around the amount of sea ice is due to the dataset that scientists have used for the past few years as their baseline possibly being wrong.
New Hampshire driver receives a $100 ticket for stopping in a median when she pulls over to help ducklings whose mother had been struck by a car.
Scientists are unsure how bats detect polarized light, especially as bats seem able to see such light after sunset or when it's cloudy.
Elephants use their superior sniffers to forage for food, identify family members and tell the difference between tribes in Africa.
Kepler-421b is about 100 million miles from its cool and dim parent star.
This red fox knows how to simply sit and enjoy the scenery at one of the most beautiful national parks in Alaska.
The spacecraft carries experiments to study the effects of the harsh environment of space on organisms and manufacturing materials.
By running water over-dried cubes of sandstone, scientists were able to see how the rocks held up weight using fewer and fewer grains of sand.
In rural areas, Internet connectivity can be a powerful force for economic empowerment.
Researchers suggest man-made structures in the oceans may act like artificial reefs that shelter potential prey, making them attractive hunting spots.
Beyond their undeniable cuteness, there's a lot to discover about these wonderfully odd creatures.
Peregrine falcons have more than just speed on their side -- they're also savvy about using motion camouflage to confuse their prey.
A new initiative in India will employ up to 300,000 youths in an effort to improve air quality and provide opportunities to the unemployed.
Activist and author blogs about politics, energy and Earth's resources.
Science journalist blogs about humans and other wildlife.