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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder, crosses the finish line during his attempt to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna, Austria, October 12, 2019.

A controversial Nike sneaker worn by 2 record-breaking marathon champions is at risk of being banned. A decision may come within weeks.

In 2019, 31 out of 36 major marathon podiums were claimed by athletes who'd worn Nike Vaporfly running shoes. The shoes have not been banned — yet.
There are more than 17 penguin species.

23 fascinating things you never knew about penguins

From blue penguins, the world's smallest species, to gentoo penguins, the world's fastest, these avians are as interesting as they are adorable.
Bleached coral in Tahiti, French Polynesia, as seen in late May 2019.

We’ve put the heat equivalent of 3.6 billion Hiroshima bomb explosions into the oceans. The water was hotter last year than ever in recorded his...

Warmer oceans kill coral, fish, and seabirds, while supercharging hurricanes and melting polar glaciers.

Australia’s bushfires are ravaging the country. Here’s how it all happened.

Bushfire season in Australia began in September 2019 following a prolonged drought. Photos and detailed maps show when and how the Australian bushfires started.
Soldiers moving in an augmented reality space

The US Army has chosen its top 10 science and technology advances for this year — here are the potential game changers that made the list

These are potentially game-changing developments meant to help Army soldiers fight and win on future battlefields. Come see what made the list.
These photos show how we saw the natural world in 2019.

30 of the best environmental photos of 2019 reveal the wonder and anguish of our planet

These photos show the fascinating phenomena, natural disasters, and ongoing challenges of climate change in 2019.
These photos show how we saw the natural world in 2019.

30 of the best environmental photos of 2019 reveal the wonder and anguish of our planet

These photos show the fascinating phenomena, natural disasters, and ongoing challenges of climate change in 2019.
Miss Virginia Camille Schrier during the preliminaries at the Miss America 2020 pageant.

Miss America winner Camille Schrier blew people away by performing a science experiment onstage as her talent

The newly crowned Miss America 2020, Camille Schrier, is working to earn a doctor of pharmacy degree at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Santa Claus at the end of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Experts say holiday cheer and the Christmas spirit are real — here’s the evidence

Researchers and psychologists say we are, in fact, happier around the holidays.

Exposure to warmer colors might actually be worse for sleep than blue light, new study of mice finds

Looking at warmer colors late at night might be worse for your sleep than blue light, according to a study from University of Manchester.