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Sick of watching politics? Watch live panda-cam!

Listen to the birds chirping and watch the giant panda loll around and chew on bamboo. Peace!

How did horses evolve?

A new ‘tree of life,’ showing how horses have evolved over the past 18 million years challenges long-held ideas.

Do animals dream?

Your dog or cat might look as if it’s dreaming when its whiskers twitch and legs wiggle. But are animals really dreaming?

What is radiocarbon dating?

At a very steady rate, unstable carbon-14 gradually decays to carbon-12. The ratio of these carbon isotopes reveals the ages of some of Earth’s oldest inhabitants.

Toxic pollutants persist in deepest ocean

Banned chemicals from the 1970s have been discovered in the bodies of crustaceans in the deepest of Earth’s ocean trenches.

What causes the aurora borealis?

The aurora borealis, or northern lights, are an ethereal display of colored lights shimmering across the night sky. What causes them?

Wow! 2017 underwater photo contest winners

Winners of the 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year (UPY) contest. How do you choose a favorite?

Today in science: Spacecraft destroys sundog

Coolest space launch ever! Watch what happened when a spacecraft launch destroyed a sundog, in the process bringing to light a new form of ice halo.

Magnetic pole reversal ahead?

What’s magnetic north would become magnetic south. Is Earth headed to a pole reversal? A look at the archaeological record in southern Africa provides clues.

Sky solution to help endangered species

An astrophysicist and an ecologist are combining their expertise using drones, thermal cameras and the techniques used to analyse objects in space in order to help endangered species.

Lost continent under Indian Ocean?

Evidence in rocks of a “lost continent,” thought to be leftover after the ancient supercontinent Gondwana began breaking up some 200 million years ago.

Why can’t we feel Earth’s spin?

We can’t feel Earth’s rotation or spin because we’re all moving with it, at the same constant speed.

Frog tongue in super slo-mo action

Frog snags cricket with its ‘bungee cord’ tongue. Watch it in super slo-mo and find out why it works so well.

History of global temperature 1880-2016

Take 14 seconds to watch the change in Earth’s surface temperature from 1880 through 2016.

February birthstone is the amethyst

Are you a February baby? Here’s some cool info about your birthstone, the amethyst. Plus pics!

Death of Granny, matriarch killer whale

What happens when an endangered whale pod loses its wise old grandma?

Shark attacks drop to average in 2016

After 2015’s record year, 2016 saw fewer shark attacks worldwide. Here in the U.S., the most happened in Florida.

When lava meets sea

Time-lapse of sea and sky shot on Hawaii in December. Watch what happens as lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano meets the ocean.

Early humans wiped out big animals in Australia

A new study suggests that humans, not climate change, were the primary cause of extinction of the huge and astonishing creatures that roamed Australia 45,000 years ago.

Extinction threatens 60% of world’s primates

“The majority of primate species are endangered now. We are at a turning point where we must take action or lose many species during the next 50 years.”