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Thu, Dec 18, 2014 2:57 PM
This beach scene looks like a beautiful abstract painting.
Collisions between extremely heavy neutron stars could be send out gravitational waves and short gamma ray bursts that scientists have struggled to explain.
The deep-space capsule has more than 1,000 sensors attached to it monitor its systems during flight.
A new time-lapse film reveals the hidden lives of Venus flytraps, sundews and other predatory plants.
The amazing constellation-like eyes of this screech owl are actually the result of visual impairments.
This female hooded merganser makes a spectacle out of eating breakfast.
Yellowstone is famous for many things but topping the list is the abundance of hot springs, which are both beautiful and fascinating.
Astronomers have suggested that the missing stars may not have existed, but then they cannot explain younger stars in globular clusters.
The Arizona landmark is a 'favored habitat' of the solitary gray wolf's ancestors.
From Mercury to Pluto, why did these particular gods get the ultimate honor of the cosmos?
The mysterious moon is a 'game-changer' in the search for life in other parts of our solar system.
Strange patterns and odd shapes make these mantises stand out — even as they blend in.
The turtle evolutionary tree has been hotly debated for decades. Scientists finally have some answers.
A recent study finds that one population has decreased by 40 percent since 2000. Conservationists say this group is simply an indicator of what's to come for the whole species.
Smithsonian documentary warns that the biggest threat to the planet is us.
The National Park Service says 115 of its 401 sites could increase prices as early as next year.
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