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Tigers at a wildlife park in Beijing have killed one woman and injured another after the pair left their vehicle, Chinese media reports say.
The Sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse sets out from Egypt's capital, Cairo, on the last leg of its quest to circle the globe.
A small bog in Lancashire is once again home to a rare species of butterfly, for the first time in 100 years.
Tribesmen and honeyguides share an ancient pact and communicate in trills and grunts, scientists report. The shared goal: beehives full of honey and wax.
As the supercontinent Pangea broke apart, its pieces entered phases where they accelerated to speeds 20 times as fast as they were traveling before
Currently under construction, the MeerKAT telescope in South Africa is establishing its role in scientific research.
A dolphin that was sunburned while stranded out of water on mudflats for 24 hours in May appears to be recovering from its injuries.
A small group of thin patients who develop disorders typically tied to obesity pose a medical mystery and a potential opportunity for scientists.
A super-hard metal is made in the laboratory by melting together titanium and gold.
A recent drought shut down the Amazon Basin's carbon sink by killing trees and slowing trees' growth rates, a first-of-its-kind study shows.
Explaining terminology used in New York’s old days, how to read a police officer’s uniform and the last total solar eclipse visible here.
The New York Hall of Science’s annual Bug Day will include children’s crafts, intriguing favors and unusual hors d’oeuvres.
New research challenges the one fungus-one alga paradigm of how lichens form.
Honey hunters in Mozambique rely on the help of honeyguide birds - and a new study reveals their two-way communication.
Researchers from Facebook’s Connectivity Lab have created a new light detector for receiving communication signals through laser beams
A brain map built up from scans of more than 400 individuals has carved the "cortex" into 180 different compartments, including 97 new ones.
Insurance markets can communicate important information about risk — unless prevented by well-meaning but harmful regulations.
Approval of the subsidies would make New York one of the first states to reward nuclear plants for producing zero greenhouse-gas emissions.
Widespread reports of a big increase in advanced prostate cancer were based on a study whose methodology has been criticized.
Twycross Zoo and the University of Nottingham are to look into why great apes are susceptible to heart disease.