Companies have been cleared to seek seismic noise permits in the Atlantic, but ocean researchers fear for whales.
In the face of increasingly devastating wildfires in the arid West, firefighters are turning to new technology.
Use of an untested Ebola drug stirs the ethics debate on whether experimental therapies can be used in Africa.
Easy highway access and the resurgence of a frontier lawlessness has made Falfurrias part of an increasingly vast and lucrative human smuggling hub.
James Nestor says diving the ocean shows how much we can learn about our planet and its inhabitants—including us.
An experienced Everest climber assesses the impact of the deadly avalanche on climbers and the Sherpas who assist high-altitude expeditions.
With the advance of Sunni militants into the frontier of Iraqi Kurdish territory, the small Yazidi religious minority has fled its homeland of Sinjar. While many are struggling to survive in the mountains, its leaders warn of an existential threat to the long-persecuted group.
A new 3-D movie about filmmaker James Cameron's journey to the deepest part of the ocean touches on why we explore.