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New Tarantula (Not Beetle) Named After John Lennon
Bumba lennoni is named for the British rocker but lives in Brazil.
Mountain Goats Are Shrinking—A Lot—Because of Global Warming
Global warming over the past few decades has caused chamois goats in the Italian Alps to get smaller.
Milk Grown in a Lab Is Humane and Sustainable. But Can It Catch On?
A Silicon Valley vision: Instead of milking dairy cows, we could make milk in a lab with genetically engineered yeast.
45,000-Year-Old Bone Pinpoints Era of Human-Neanderthal Sex
An ancient Siberian man's DNA helps track humans' spread into Asia.
Stunning Pictures: The Year's Best Wildlife Photographs
National Geographic photographers are among the winners of Wildlife Photography of the Year.
Partial Solar Eclipse Graces Skies on Thursday
Sky-watchers eagerly anticipate a partial solar eclipse that will blanket much of United States and Canada in shadow.
Photographer's Portraits of Liberia's Ebola Survivors Show Joy, Sorrow
John Moore's portraits of those who survived Ebola show happiness but also grief over lost loved ones and rejection by their communities.
Two Years After Hurricane Sandy Hit the U.S., What Lessons Can We Learn From the Deadly Storm?
In an era of extreme weather, we have to keep the risk of weather disasters in the front of our minds, author says.
Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery Offers Tragic Testimony to A
Improvised explosive devices have transformed battle—and disrupted one of the central rituals of grieving, author says.
Quarantine Politics: Why Authorities Push Voluntary Isolation in Face of Ebola
Isolation is containing Ebola in U.S., while enforced quarantines have risks.
"Lost" Satellite Photos Reveal Surprising Views of Earth in the 1960s
Images include the Aral Sea before it dried up, the most Antarctic ice on record, and possibly the first shots of Europe from space.
Extremely Rare White Rhino Dies in Kenya—His Kind Nearly Extinct
The northern white rhinoceros is one step closer to extinction with the death of Suni, one of only two breeding males left of the subspecies.
Your Shot Photos: Kitchens Around the World
In honor of World Food Day, we gathered together some of the photos you've sent us of the world's kitchens and culinary traditions.
Mistakes and Reversals Shake Trust in Ebola Response, in Dallas and Beyond
Panic rises in Texas and beyond, complicating Ebola response.
Armored Fish Pioneered Sex As You Know It
Fossils suggest that the first vertebrates to have sex performed the act side by side.
Queen of the Underworld Sheds New Light on Greek Tomb
Newly revealed mosaic may hold key to unlocking mystery: Who was buried in the massive mound?
Beautiful Feather Pictures: Birds Flaunt Majestic Tails and Dramatic Collars
These cooing Casanovas use showstopping plumage to court females and fend off rivals.
Back to Everest in 2015?
Six months after killer avalanche, mountaineering community assesses next year's climbing season
Weed Tourism: Have You Booked Your Reservation?
Relaxed laws in Colorado have allowed a weed-business boom.
Amid Ebola Panic, Separating Fact From Fiction
As the United States response to the outbreak evolves, questions to answers like "Can I get it on a plane?"
Week's Best Space Pictures: Clusters Form, Opportunity Pans, and Orion Is Assembled
Galaxy clusters give up secrets, a Mars rover takes a panorama, and the Orion spacecraft takes a step closer to completion in this week's best space pictures.
Search Widens for Nepal Blizzard Survivors
Rescue teams have found dozens of missing trekkers in Nepal, even as the death toll mounts from the week's deadly blizzard.
Two Years After Hurricane Sandy Hit the U.S., What Lessons Can We Learn From the Deadly Storm?
In an era of extreme weather, we have to keep the risk of weather disasters in the front of our minds, author says.
A Century Later, Relics Emerge From a War Frozen in Time
A century after World War I began, a forgotten theater in the Alps known as the White War is being revealed thanks to retreating glaciers.
Stinkbugs Have Spread to 41 States; Can We Stop Them?
Scientists are looking to parasitic wasps to control brown marmorated stinkbugs, which have now spread to 41 U.S. states.