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Five Myths About New U.S. Climate Plan: What You May Not Know

August 2, 2015 - 2:37pm
Five Myths About New U.S. Climate Plan: What You May Not Know
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Jericho the Lion Is Alive and Well—and Not Cecil's Brother

August 2, 2015 - 7:01am
Conservation group recants death report, but says another lion was indeed killed.
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What Surfing Teaches You About Life

August 2, 2015 - 6:00am
An author shares his passion for the sport as well as his list of the top five waves.
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Researcher Disputes Report That Jericho, Cecil the Lion's Brother, Was Killed

August 1, 2015 - 4:02pm
Oxford's Brent Stapelkamp says collar data suggests the lion is "alive and well."
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How a Piece of a Boeing 777 Drifted 2,300 Miles

August 1, 2015 - 2:39pm
Indian Ocean debris moves in predictable patterns and confirms searchers are looking in the right spot for the missing plane.
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Cecil the Lion’s Death Spurred Donations to Wildlife Groups … Now What?

August 1, 2015 - 11:50am
After a trophy hunter killed one of Africa’s most famous lions, interest in conservation soared.
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How Maps Are Saving the World

August 1, 2015 - 6:00am
Maps. They’ve been around longer than photographs. They’ve defined empires,guided explorers, told stories, and captured the imagination of many a hopeful traveler for years. While most appreciate the beauty and power of a good map, few recognize the dynamic and vital applications they have today.
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These Bizarre Fungi Resemble Corpse Fingers, UFOs, Tongues

August 1, 2015 - 6:00am
These Bizarre Fungi Resemble Corpse Fingers, UFOs, Tongues
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Endless Summer: 16 Smoking Hot Pictures of Sunbathing

August 1, 2015 - 6:00am
Slather on some sunscreen, pull up a deck chair, and catch some rays while you enjoy these classics from our archives.
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See Which States Use Coal the Most as New Climate Rules Loom

August 1, 2015 - 5:44am
As the Clean Power Plan aims to tamp down emissions from the nation's power plants, coal-dependent states face big decisions.
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Cecil Is One of Hundreds of Lions Killed Recently in Zimbabwe

July 31, 2015 - 12:34pm
Cecil the lion's killing sparks an evaluation of the country’s hunting and conservation programs.
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World Population Expected to Reach 9.7 Billion by 2050

July 31, 2015 - 10:54am
The United Nations released projections of global population growth over the coming century. In the year 2100, the world’s demographics will look very different from today’s.
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Has Yosemite’s Iconic Half Dome Become Too Dangerous to Climb?

July 31, 2015 - 8:25am
After a month of rockfalls, climbers are reminded that rock solid sometimes isn’t solid enough.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Goodbye Pluto, Hello Volcanoes

July 31, 2015 - 6:18am
New Horizons says goodbye to Pluto while satellites circling the Earth spy a cool collection of snow-covered volcanoes.
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Why Africa's Vultures Are "Collapsing Toward Extinction"

July 31, 2015 - 6:00am
A demand for vulture parts in witchcraft, as well as poisoning and urbanization, has caused a nearly 90 percent decline in the scavengers' populations.
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Why Cecil the Lion Was So Popular With People

July 30, 2015 - 2:54pm
"Large, powerful, but regal," Cecil was known for being comfortable around humans—and simply for having a name, say those that knew him.
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Spacecraft Sees What a Comet Is Made Of

July 30, 2015 - 12:00pm
The Philae probe, which bounce-landed on a comet last year, has phoned home its findings.
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Meet the First New Canine Found in 150 Years

July 30, 2015 - 10:00am
Golden jackals of Africa and Eurasia are actually two distantly related species—and one is a new species of wolf, a new study shows.
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Listen to Survivors Recount Warship Sinking Among Sharks

July 30, 2015 - 8:45am
A naval disaster that killed some 900 men aboard the U.S.S. Indianapolis happened 70 years ago Thursday.
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