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Fri, Dec 19, 2014 10:41 AM
While Scott Kelly will spend a year in space, his twin brother on Earth will also be studied by NASA scientists to assess Scott's physiological changes in space.
Construction is about to begin on a massive, Chinese-built canal through the heart of Nicaragua — but there are many people who want to stop it.
Depending on your location, there is a fair chance of catching sight of some "Earth-grazing" meteors during the Geminid shower.
Check out the impressive camouflage of the eastern screech owl.
While both heads move, only one is snacking on insect larvae.
Astrobotic envisions a period of 'space exploration is an activity involving the masses' spurred on by this space postal project.
Without a strong magnetic field and a thick atmosphere, organisms on Mars would have had a rough go of it in the early days of the solar system.
This little bird has a knack for catching the most annoying bugs.
Inspired by offshore oil platforms, Waterstudio's Sea Tree is a novel way to provide refuge for urban wildlife.
The cloud wastes an awful lot of energy as heat. One company is putting it to good use.
Along with the Orion capsule, the SLS rocket is intended to help humans travel into deep space.
The spiny chancelloriid is another in a line of bizarre Cambrian creatures.
Since the day she came home from the hospital, 6-month-old Alia has shared her mother with a baby sloth, and now the two are inseparable.
'Extreme Realities' on PBS explores how severe weather is linked to climate change and global security.
The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft is already beaming back exciting new information from its historic comet mission.
The Amazon tree boa comes in an astounding variety of colors and patterns.
Activist and author blogs about politics, energy and Earth's resources.
Science journalist blogs about humans and other wildlife.