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Climate experts disputed the right-wing president's claim as a "smoke screen" to hide his active dismantling of decades of Brazilian environmental protections.
Plastic may be a significant source of air pollution, concluded a new study that shows how microplastics may be carried through winds and precipitation.
Researchers believe the findings will cement New Zealand’s place as the penguin center of the world.
An ongoing Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo has now become the second largest, killing at least 1,800 people since August 2018.
Five Russian scientists were killed last week in what U.S. experts suspect was the botched test of a new nuclear missile.
Research showed that with a human staring at them, herring gulls took 21 seconds longer to approach a bag of chips than when left apparently unobserved.
Dreams can be like movies based on your memories from long ago — or last week.
Wild bees are our best pollinators, yet pesticides, pathogens and industrial farming are devastating their numbers. Is there a better way to work with them?
The Trump administration has blamed the reported injuries of more than two dozen diplomats on a "sonic attack."
Kraft created NASA’s Mission Control and made split-second white-knuckle decisions from the first daring Mercury mission to the triumphant moon landings.
More than 60 other countries have totally or partially banned single-use plastic bags, or introduced taxes to dissuade their use.
The Spektr-RG telescope, launched successfully into orbit on Saturday, aims to chart the first-ever map of the universe in high-energy X-rays.
Branson’s company is racing against Blue Origin, the space business of Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos, to bring tourists into space.
The drone will launch from Earth in 2024 and arrive at Titan in 2034
NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has people looking to the red planet after it captured a glint of light and possible sign of life.
Seals are being taught how to sing like humans. Scientists say these marine mammals’ ability to copy new sounds could lead to new ways to study speech development.
Scientists at the University of St. Andrews also taught a seal named Zola to bark out the "Star Wars" theme.
Several priests and a small congregation gathered at the Paris cathedral on Saturday.
Planting season is the slowest in decades as farmers grapple with floods, rains and sodden fields.
Binary asteroid system 1999 KW4 poses no threat of collision with our planet, scientists say.