The first color photo of Pluto, a warm-blooded fish, and much more
A new picture of Rosetta's comet is an added bonus
Three retirees have identified a rare trading vessel
Robert Ballard's latest initiative puts a remote-control ROV at your fingertips -- and America's little-seen underwater national parks in full view.
Where no human has gone before
Intrepid robot explorer
Happy Early World Ocean Day!
Updated carbon dating techniques helped, too.
Home of the Antikythera Mechanism
These elite nuclear divers are risking their lives to help save a troubled industry.
Bottles found under the sea sampled
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
These 208 minerals were all caused by human activities
Heavy rains are flooding cities and towns from Nebraska to Michigan to Maine. Is the problem failing infrastructure, global warming...or both?
We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure
As students everywhere return to school, the luckiest are heading for caves and rocket firing ranges instead of lecture halls
Arun Majumdar has to decide which researchers will get millions of dollars, and he has to do it fast. He must spark an energy revolution within 20 years, or it's lights out for us all.
Launch the gallery below, and enjoy our favorite pictures of the year, all in one place
Findings so incredible you have to see them to believe them.
Free dive to 55 feet? No sweat. It's the return trip that could kill you.
A method to survey the "DNA soup" of water. Don't think about this next time you swim.