June 7, 2019, 1:14 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Autonomous aircraft heralds the beginning of a new era in our exploration of the red planet.
Meddling bonobo moms will stop at nothing to get grandchildren
May 21, 2019, 3:03 p.m. by Christian Cotroneo
When it comes to finding the right match, listen to mom. Or else.
Permafrost decomposes, releases carbon dioxide far quicker than once believed
May 21, 2019, 1:04 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
The findings represent bad news for climate change, as warming weather continues to thaw permafrost at alarming rates.
Something very big and very dark punched a hole in our galaxy
May 19, 2019, 9:01 a.m. by Christian Cotroneo
'Something like a million times the mass of the sun.'
Millions of people inhabit this 'hidden continent' that's 94% underwater
May 17, 2019, 8:26 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Scientists say Zealandia meets all the requirements to qualify as a continent, even though 94% of it is underwater.
Photos capture diversity of life on Earth while inspiring conservation
May 16, 2019, 10:48 a.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
The BigPicture photo contest winners offer striking images of the natural world.
The story behind kudzu, the vine that's still eating the South
May 15, 2019, 3:55 p.m. by Catie Leary
These surreal leafy figures may be fascinating, but their comical appearance belies a sobering ecological reality.
4 things that make the humble squid the supergenius of the sea
May 15, 2019, 2:51 p.m. by Christian Cotroneo
Never underestimate squid smarts.
The secret to staying safe while hiking is preparation
May 15, 2019, 11:30 a.m. by Laura Moss
Whether you're planning to camp or just go for a simple hike, here are 10 things you need.