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Who Was the Most Powerful Woman in Ancient History?

As the #MeToo movement takes center stage, we asked historians to look to the past for lessons from powerful women.

Cities Emit 60% More Carbon Than Thought

A new analysis finds that city planners have been under counting greenhouse gas emissions from a key contributor.

Illegal Gold Mining Boom Threatens Cocoa Farmers (And Your Chocolate)

Ghana, one of the world's biggest producers of cocoa beans, is facing a crisis around dangerous and dirty galamsey, or informal, mining—which experts warn could derail its agriculture sector.

Faceless Toad Found Jumping Around in Forest

The toad was hopping around with a perfectly healthy body and legs, but had no face whatsoever.

Sunken World War II Aircraft Carrier Found by Deep-Sea Expedition

Known for deep-sea exploration efforts uncovering military ships in the past, Paul Allen's personal search team has helped to discover a lost aircraft carrier.

Rare Baby Bird Fossil Found in Dino-Era Rock

The 127-million-year-old hatchling could provide insight into avian evolution.

What Ancient African Huts Reveal About Earth's Magnetic Flips

Minerals in clays from the Iron Age may help scientists better understand how and why the magnetic poles swap places.

Meat-Eating Plant Found Stealing Bugs From Its Neighbors

Sundews growing in a Japanese bog turned out to be far more devious than imagined.

Exclusive: An Inside Look at Cecil the Lion’s Final Hours

A new book by lion researcher Andrew Loveridge reveals previously unreported details about Walter Palmer’s killing of Cecil.

There's Only One Way For Humanity to Survive. Go To Mars.

Futurist Michio Kaku sees humans doing ballet on Mars and projecting their brains into the cosmos. And aliens? Oh, they're coming.

The World Has Two Years to Meet Marine Protection Goal. Can It Be Done?

Protecting 10 percent of the ocean by 2020 was a baby step toward creating a healthier ocean. One study found we're not even half way there.

Mobile Tech Can Make Disaster Zones Less Disastrous—Here’s How

After working in crisis zones, an epidemiologist wanted a way to stop shuffling papers and spreadsheet tabs.

Survival of Northern White Rhino Hinges on Last Sick Male

There are only three northern white rhinos left in the world, and a worsening infection could be getting the best of one of them.

Fatal Lion Mauling Highlights Controversy of Private Reserves

After a young woman was killed in South Africa, experts debate the safety of "lion walks" and other practices on private game reserves.

Ravens Are Evolving, and Not in the Way You'd Expect

Instead of branching into new species, raven groups experienced something called "speciation reversal."

Hidden Penguin Mega-Colonies Discovered in Antarctica

The discovery strengthens the case for protecting the waters around the Antarctic Peninsula.

Exclusive: Mysterious Orcas Filmed Underwater for First Time

A ship returning from Antarctica has a chance encounter with a rarely seen type of killer whale.

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