The South Georgia pipit has been one of the hardest-hit species by the island's rodent population. The government announced Monday that the island is now rodent free.

South Georgia Island Is Officially Free of Its Bird-Killing Rodents

After 250 years plagued with rats and mice, the island's birds will hopefully now have the chance to bounce back

Archaeologists in Alexandria, Virginia, have unearthed three 18th-century ships that were buried to extend the city's land.

Three 18th-Century Ships Found in Old Town Alexandria Tell a Story of Colonial-Era Virginia

Another intentionally buried ship was found just a block away from the newly discovered finds in 2015

Ramin Haerizadeh, He Came, He Left, He Left, He Came, 2010, mixed media and collage on canvas, The Farook Collection, Dubai.

Exhibition Shows How Iran's Present and Past Merge Through Art

The new show at LACMA features 125 works of art from more than 50 artists, some of whom couldn’t make it to the opening because of the travel ban

Fort Collins, Colorado, has been named No. 1 in a new list by People for Bikes ranking U.S. cities on bike safety, infrastructure and improvement.

New System Ranks America's “Bicycle-Friendly” Cities

Fort Collins, Colorado, was crowned No. 1 in PeopleForBikes' inaugural list

A photo taken outside of "Hamilton: An American Musical" in Chicago. The new exhibition will join the musical in the Windy City in the fall of 2018.

Hamilfans, Rejoice: Exhibition on the Revolutionary Musical Is Slated to Open This Fall

'Hamilton: The Exhibition' is coming to Chicago in November

A view of the interior of the Temperate House during a press preview of its reopening at Kew Gardens.

World’s Largest Victorian Glasshouse Opens Doors After Five-Year Restoration Project

London's Kew Gardens' Temperate House is home to some of the world’s rarest plants

An example from a collection of drawings made by Sioux artists living in Fort Yates, North Dakota, in 1913.

Newberry Library Digitizes Trove of Lakota Drawings

The art is part of a larger digitization project of early American history by the Chicago-based research library

Fossil reconstruction and illustration of Ichthyornis dispar.

3-D Scans of Fossil Beaks Show How Modern Birds Came to Be

The early seabird had the sharp teeth of its dinosaur relatives but a bird-like body

Hiroshima the day after the nuclear bomb was dropped.

Researchers Identify How Much Radiation Hiroshima Victims Were Exposed to

The scientists say their research is the first to use a human bone to precisely measure the radiation absorbed by an atomic bombing victim

Illustration of NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight).

Five Things to Know About NASA's InSight Mission to Mars

This Saturday, the craft will launch on its mission to search for clues about the Red Planet's interior


Experience Some of the World's Most Polluted Cities in This Exhibit

The art installation was recently on display in London

This Is the Longest Straight-Line Ocean Path Around the Earth

But don't go hauling your boats out just yet

View of Trujillo between mountains and desert In Peru

Archaeologists Discover Site of One of History's Largest-Recorded Incidents of Child Sacrifice

The excavation uncovered the remains of more than 140 children and 200 llamas, who were sacrificed some 550 years ago in Peru's northern coast

Each caterpillar of the oak processionary moth have about 62,000 hairs that contain a protein called thaumetopoein, which causes rashes, asthma attacks and vomiting.

Londoners Beware: These Toxic Caterpillars Cause Rashes and Asthma

The caterpillars were accidentally introduced to Britain in 2005

This Mawson & Swan camera owned by Winslow Homer, ca. 1882, was gifted to Bowdoin College Museum of Art by Neal Paulsen.

Exhibition to Bring Winslow Homer’s Long-Lost Camera—and Photography—Into Focus

After four years of research, the new medium's impact on Homer's art will be explored this summer at Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Clothes of genocide victims whose bodies were recently exhumed hang outside at the site of the mass grave in Gasabo district, near the capital Kigali, in Rwanda

Victims of Rwandan Genocide Identified in Newly Discovered Mass Graves

The discovery comes almost a quarter century after the genocide occurred

Comet "Snowstorm" Swirling in This Stunning GIF Is a Tricky Illusion

“Things are not quite as they seem," explains astronomer Mark McCaughrean

Cabral's image, now disqualified, was one of the winners of the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

Contest Judges Rule Wildlife Photography Winner Used Taxidermic Creature

Brazilian photographer Marcio Cabral has been disqualified and can not enter the competition in the future

Located in Orange, Virginia, Montpelier was the plantation home of the Madison family. It's now a museum and historical site.

LiDAR Gives Researchers New Insight Into the Lives of Montpelier's Enslaved Population

Around 300 enslaved people lived and worked on James Madison's historic estate

Contracted crews remove the Fountain of the Pioneers complex from Bronson Park, Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

Kalamazoo Removes Sculpture Depicting Armed White Settler Towering Over a Native American

"Fountain of the Pioneers" has been controversial since it was erected in 1940

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