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Wed, Dec 04, 2013 6:02 PM
They're loud, they're destructive and they have absolutely no qualms about defecating or having sex on your front lawn at 6 am. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the feral turkeys of Staten Island.
Habitat destruction and the demand for the animals themselves will likely only increase as the human population grows.
A kangaroo, wallaby and wombat that were raised together at an Australian wildlife shelter are now going their separate ways.
The photo's composition balances space, wilderness and city to create an inspiring view.
Watching ISON doesn't pose a risk to your eyes, but staring too long at the sun can be dangerous. We'd recommend watching the comet online.
Waste heat captured from a ventilation shaft along the London Underground will be used to keep housing estates warm and cozy (sans the oppressively expensive utility bills).
Climate change forecasts tend to focus on how the world will look in a century, but some places need evaluation now.
Ride is only the ninth astronaut to receive the honor.
The Greenland shark found beached in Newfoundland apparently bit off more than it could chew.
Comets ISON and Lovejoy are both headed for a dangerous dive toward the sun.
The simulations are the product of a system of integrated models called GEOS-5, run on a NASA supercomputer.
A remote, 25-acre island in the North Pacific is so besieged by garbage that it may become the first U.S. hazardous-waste site whose primary problem is plastic.
Oceanic volcanic eruptions can leave lasting landmarks or vanish beneath pounding waves without fresh lava.
The jet produced by the gamma-ray burst was formed when a massive star collapsed on itself and created a black hole at its center.
Video: It was sunny and the sky was clear on the day President John F. Kennedy was shot, but there was one man standing along the motorcade route with a black umbrella over his head.
The fungus may have been spread to the frogs by African clawed frogs that were introduced to the region for pregnancy tests.
Eco-entrepreneur on politics, energy and Earth's resources.
Russell blogs about the day's top science and eco-news.