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A newborn star announces its arrival, a storm brews off Africa, and galaxies seem to collide in this week's roundup of space pictures.
Fifty years later, a look back at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
Experts disagree on how to save the beloved endangered species.
Five Incredible—and Real—Mind Control Applications
The extremely heavy element was just confirmed by scientists in Sweden
Why Are Chemical Weapon Attacks Different?
New video solves the mystery of how deep-sea squid use their wimpy limbs to lure in dinner.
The National Zoo's stillborn twin illustrates just how vulnerable panda babies are—and how experts are working to increase their survival.
Amid the deadly chaos sweeping across Egypt, looters ransacked the archaeological museum in the town of Mallawi last week.
A violent star birth is caught on film and moons line up in this week's best space pictures.
Hunter gatherers in Europe used garlic mustard seeds to add some pungent spice to their foods.
Find out how to make the most of this annual shower, which peaks early this week.
Best New Space Pictures: Meteoric Meadow, Milky Way Shoreline
Scientists say their warning for swimmers to keep their swim trunks tied wasn't meant to be taken seriously.
Google honors the physicist's birthday today with a Doodle. We explain the science behind his famous paradox.
Grown by the Aztecs and then all but eliminated in the Spanish Conquest, can the ancient crop amaranth become the next quinoa? The advocacy group Puente is working on its resurgence in Oaxaca, Mexico.
National Geographic sits down with an expert to discuss why sinkholes open up and which areas are more at risk than others.