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For sea turtles, Cape Cod Bay can be a deadly trap in the fall. These volunteers are rescuing them.

When science was a vital pastime of monarchs and emperors of Europe

Website tackles an all-too-common problem with rare diseases: A shortage of information

Take your butternut squash appreciation above and beyond roasting with these 7 recipes

Opinion: The essential difference between British and American politics

Analysis: LSU, behind the power of purple — and Joe Burrow — makes its case as this year’s superteam

North Korea claims to have carried out a “very important” test at rocket launch site

In SNL cold open, world leaders gossip about Trump like schoolchildren in the NATO cafeteria

Trump's public and private comments raised fears he was trying to sway the testimony of his associates. The Mueller Report Illustrated, Chapter 6: The president goes after Mueller's witnesses.


More than 11,000 scientists from around the world declare a "climate emergency"

House majority leader told colleagues last year "I think Putin pays" Trump. Paul Ryan told them not to leak remarks.

The Trump administration is prohibiting CDC officials from using these words or phrases in any official documents being prepared for next year’s budget: “vulnerable” “entitlement” “diversity” “transgender” “fetus” “evidence-based” “science-based”

7-year-old migrant girl taken into Border Patrol custody dies of dehydration, exhaustion

Because knowing empowers us. Knowing helps us decide. Knowing keeps us free. #democracydiesindarkness 

State Department probe of Clinton emails finds no deliberate mishandling of classified information

The biggest boy band in the world, BTS, has been dominating music charts and selling out tour dates. But while they’ve shattered records, stereotypes are another matter.

Analysis: The military spends five times as much on Viagra as it would on transgender troops’ medical care

After the deadly Camp Fire, a dog waited for his owners' return. They’ve finally been reunited.