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Weird Life Found in Earth's Driest Soil

Extreme microbes detected in the hyper-arid Atacama Desert hint at the ways organisms might eke out a living in the Martian underground.

See Inside This Newly Discovered Ancient Egyptian Cemetery

Artifacts found inside the network of tombs suggest it contains a priest of the ancient Egyptian deity Thoth.

New, 'Exotic State of Matter' Found Far Below Freezing

By creating atoms within atoms, the new research marks an exciting time in quantum physics.

This Adventurer Risked His Life to Discover Good Food

David Fairchild brought lemons, Japanese cherry trees, and decent beer to the U.S.

These Cuddly Lapdogs Were Once Used as Stealth Weapons

For Year of the Dog, we look into the origins of East Asian dog breeds—including the surprisingly ferocious Pekingese.

'One in a Million' Yellow Cardinal Spotted

Experts propose different theories for why bird's plumes have a mysteriously mustard hue.

Historic Photos Celebrate Pioneering Black Explorer

Largely ignored for nearly a century, Matthew Henson made big contributions to polar exploration.

How DNA Proved Wild Horses No Longer Exist

Once thought to be the world's only remaining wild horses, a new study shows Przewalski's horses have domestic ancestors.

Straw Wars: The Fight to Rid the Oceans of Discarded Plastic

Americans use 500 million straws daily. Citizen activists want to shrink that number.

Rich Fossil Trove Found on Land Removed From Bears Ears Monument

The discovery calls attention to rollbacks on national monuments, which have weakened protections for important fossil sites.

Vampire Bats Survive by Only Eating Blood—Now We Know How

Living off blood isn't easy, but the tropical mammals evolved clever adaptations to make it work, a new study says.

Industrial Fishing Occupies a Third of the Planet

Using satellite data recently made public, conservationists may be able to manage the massive industry.

World's Oldest Cave Art Found—And Neanderthals Made It

The findings suggest that Neanderthals and modern humans had the same cognitive abilities.

Human Sperm Has a Surprising Tail Shape We've Never Noticed Before

Using 3-D imaging, researchers have discovered a helix structure. The find could help develop drugs for male infertility, or contraception.

Have Archaeologists Discovered the 'Signature' of a Biblical Prophet?

A 2,700-year-old clay seal from Jerusalem may reference Isaiah, making it the earliest reference to the prophet outside of the Bible.

Ancient Cave Drawings and Early Human Language Linked in New Study

Sound echoing within caves may have also influenced what early humans put on rock walls.

Ocean Refuge the Size of Great Britain Announced

The new conservation measure will protect Seychelles from illegal fishing for generations to come.

For This Monkey, a Bigger Nose Means a Better Sex Life

A new study nearly two decades in the making sheds light on how the endangered—and distinctive—primate evolved.

Earthquake Swarms Are Shaking Yellowstone's Supervolcano. Here's What That Means.

Hundreds of earthquakes have rocked the famous supervolcano in the past few days, but this seismic activity is regular in the region.

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