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10 Pictures You Haven't Seen Reveal Destruction Deep In Nepal

April 29, 2015 - 2:11pm
Villagers in Thame and other valley towns have already begun rebuilding from the earthquake.
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How Little Seeds Shaped Human History in Big Ways

April 29, 2015 - 1:36pm
The secret life of seeds includes the transformation from tiny to immense and a role in the most famous assassination of the Cold War.
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Graveyard of Stars May Lie at Milky Way's Center

April 29, 2015 - 11:00am
An unidentified blast of powerful X-rays suggests something violent is happening at the core of the galaxy—but astronomers aren't sure what it is.
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Will Huge Batteries Save Us From Power Blackouts?

April 29, 2015 - 8:46am
In projects across the United States, batteries are providing backup power and integrating renewable energy into the nation's electric grid.
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Father and Son Capture Ravaged Nepal Hometown in 13 Pictures

April 29, 2015 - 6:11am
As photographers rush to cover the earthquake's aftermath, a team attempts to shoot their hometown with compassion.
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Did Nepal Earthquake Change Mount Everest’s Height?

April 28, 2015 - 4:01pm
Scientists race against the clock to retrieve data that will also help them understand the devastating quake.
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Read an Everest Guide's Diary of Chaos Amid Quake, Avalanche

April 28, 2015 - 2:18pm
An American mountain guide tapped his account of the avalanche and ensuing rescue into his smartphone.
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5 Strange Ways Animal Mothers Carry Their Babies

April 28, 2015 - 12:20pm
With Mother's Day around the corner, we take a closer look at how animals tote their youngsters, from putting them on their heads to literally embedding them in their backs.
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Cars That Run on Air and Water? Audi Rolls Out E-Diesel

April 28, 2015 - 10:33am
As research into clean cars expands, Audi unveils a synthetic diesel that’s made with water, air and carbon dioxide.
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Nepali Mountain Villages 'Completely Washed Away' By Quake

April 28, 2015 - 7:35am
With roads and communication networks down, rescuers worry about ominous silence from remote areas.
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Nepal's 8 Key Historic Sites: What's Rubble, What's Still Standing

April 27, 2015 - 2:47pm
Five sites of global cultural and religious significance are reported heavily damaged, but the shrine of Buddha's birthplace appears unharmed.
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This Week's Night Sky: Glimpse the Sombrero Galaxy

April 27, 2015 - 12:23pm
As last week's meteor shower tails off, you can spot the hat-shaped galaxy and, in a sky-watching challenge, see the Pleiades pair with Mercury.
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Watch: Bizarre Caterpillar With Erupting Tentacles Filmed

April 27, 2015 - 12:13pm
Deep in the Amazon, a scientist recently recorded—possibly for the first time—a caterpillar that shoots out its tentacles like a jungly jack-in-the-box.
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Helicopters Rescue Climbers Trapped on Everest After Quake

April 27, 2015 - 12:12pm
Three Sherpas killed attempting to establish escape route through icefall.
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T. rex's Oddball Vegetarian Cousin Discovered

April 27, 2015 - 9:19am
A newly discovered dinosaur from South America doesn’t fit easily into any known category.
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Survivors and Dead Evacuated from Everest Base Camp

April 26, 2015 - 5:50pm
Eyewitnesses describe carnage after shockwave hurls people inside tents
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20 Pictures Reveal Nepal's Heartbreaking Earthquake Devastation

April 26, 2015 - 10:17am
Whole communities were turned to rubble, and the death toll continues to rise.
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Jenkintown: Report From A Big-Hearted, All-American Town

April 26, 2015 - 6:00am
In this “Mayberry among the strip malls,” the police send emails reminding you to lock your doors and everyone joins the parade.
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When A Madrassa Scholar And Jewish Reporter Become Friends

April 26, 2015 - 6:00am
It’s important to listen to the quiet men and women who are showing us a humane Islam, says author.
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Everest Base Camp a ‘War Zone’ After Earthquake Triggers Avalanches

April 25, 2015 - 3:52pm
Massive slides kill climbers, strand others on mountain, flatten Sherpa villages
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