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6 Pictures Highlight Climber Dean Potter's Extreme Moments

May 18, 2015 - 4:06pm
Climber, runner, BASE jumper: athlete Dean Potter continually pushed the boundaries of some of the most extreme sports in the world.
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How Dean Potter Reinvented Climbing, Jumping, Flying

May 18, 2015 - 2:03pm
The BASE jumper who died over the weekend said facing his fear of falling to his death is what drove him.
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Millions of Spiders Rain Down on Australia—Why?

May 18, 2015 - 12:35pm
In what's called a mass ballooning, the tiny arachnids used silk strands to catch air currents on their way to a new home.
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Dean Potter’s Extreme Life in 7 Hair-Raising Videos

May 18, 2015 - 11:26am
The pioneering climber, highliner, and wingsuit BASE jumper died while BASE jumping over the weekend.
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Surprise: Jumping Spiders Can See More Colors Than You Can

May 18, 2015 - 10:00am
Some species of jumping spiders use filters in their eyes to see colors like red and orange—an unexpected discovery.
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This Week's Night Sky: See Saturn Shine as Lord of the Rings

May 18, 2015 - 9:31am
Saturn will appear as a cream-colored star to the naked eye, and telescope users can gaze at its sunlit rings.
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Will Big Game Hunters Trade Bullets for Tranquilizer Darts?

May 17, 2015 - 6:00am
A dart hunt of an endangered antelope in Texas sparks debate over a new "green" approach to catch-and-release hunting.
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Bedbugs: Coming to a Bed Near You

May 17, 2015 - 5:30am
People take extreme measures to get rid of bedbugs. Some have been driven to suicide, says author.
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Watch a Flying Hoverboard: Will We Soon Be Levitating?

May 16, 2015 - 3:22pm
The Hendo uses magnets to move riders on a cushion of air. A faster version debuts in October and skate parks may follow..
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Ancient City Defied Rome, Now Faces Threat of Islamic State

May 16, 2015 - 7:48am
ISIS closes in on World Heritage Site of Palmyra in Syria. Will this 2,000-year-old city face the same fate as Nimrud and Nineveh?
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12 Extraordinary Pictures Show Animals Headed for Extinction

May 16, 2015 - 6:00am
On Endangered Species Day, there are thousands of species that may not be around for long.
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Do Bugs Sleep? Why They're Surprisingly Similar to People

May 16, 2015 - 6:00am
Some insects, like honeybees and fruit flies, slumber just like us—and can get sloppy without their Zzzs, research shows.
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Will Marijuana for Sick Kids Get Government to Rethink Weed?

May 15, 2015 - 12:32pm
The drug’s ability to reduce seizures in some children has softened opposition to research and may someday lead to changes in government policies.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Tornadoes Wreak Havoc And Galaxies Shine

May 15, 2015 - 11:06am
Satellites capture a wild week in Earth's atmosphere, and telescopes capture galaxies in all their shining glory in this week's most amazing views from space.
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Space in Motion: Watch Gorgeous GIFs of Mars Sunset, Spinning Giant Asteroid

May 15, 2015 - 10:22am
Two of this week's most intriguing views of space combine NASA images into animated form.
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Emirates Airlines Bans Hunting Trophies of Lions, Rhinos

May 14, 2015 - 3:18pm
The world’s biggest international carrier joins South African Airways in banning transport of trophies of exotic wildlife such as elephants and rhinos.
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Watch: Mother Owl Takes On Snake—and Wins

May 14, 2015 - 12:13pm
A predator approached at night, but mama owl was ready to protect her young owlets.
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Discovered: Quartet of Quasars, a 10-Million-to-One Find

May 14, 2015 - 12:00pm
It gets stranger: The four quasars are nestled in a gigantic cloud of cold hydrogen gas that theories say shouldn’t exist either.
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Do Sunscreens' Tiny Particles Harm Ocean Life in Big Ways?

May 14, 2015 - 11:09am
Residues from consumer products may stop sea life from developing normally.
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For Nepalis, Earthquakes Send Humans Warning From the Gods

May 14, 2015 - 10:00am
In Nepal the gods speak through disasters, and shaking ground is seen as a wake-up call to humanity.
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