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NASA spacecraft completes farthest flyby in history. What's next?: Michael Greshko
Scientists at last have their first good look at a primordial piece of the solar system orbiting more than four billion miles away.
Thailand works to preserve its natural wonders:
Tourism authorities are encouraging visitors to leave "only their footprints and take only good memories".
Dueling eclipses, and more top sky-watching events in January: Andrew Fazekas
Ring in the new year with a sparkling meteor shower, a pair of eclipses, and a planet parade.
This baby sperm whale was tangled in ocean trash for 3 years: Craig Welch
Digit’s survival is critical to her family. Her story highlights the marine pollution crisis.
Take a road trip through Tuscany's breathtaking countryside: Vicky Hallett
This scenic route links fairy-tale castles, artistic treasures, picture-perfect vistas, and vineyards galore.
10 iconic Italian dishes, by the region: Eugenia Bone, Julia della Croce
When in Rome—or Venice or Sicily—savor the unique flavors of Italy.
Pictures from NASA's farthest flyby reveal space 'snowman': Michael Greshko
The first full-fledged images of 2014 MU69 showcase an icy world that's actually made of two primordial parts.
A running list of action on plastic pollution: Brian Clark Howard, Sarah Gibbens, Elaina Zachos, Laura Parker
The world is waking up to a crisis of ocean plastic—and we're tracking the developments and solutions as they happen.
A brief history of how plastic straws took over the world: Sarah Gibbens
It all started with a mint julep on a hot summer day.
China just landed on the far side of the moon: What comes next?: Michael Greshko
The lander-rover combo touched down where no human or robot has ventured before. Find out what it's doing there, and what else is headed for the lunar surface.