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World Will Gain a Leap Second on Tuesday: Here's Why

June 29, 2015 - 1:55pm
Leap seconds have caused widespread problems in the past—but there's a reason we keep adding them to the world's clocks.
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SpaceX Rocket Explosion Raises Worries About Space Station

June 29, 2015 - 1:06pm
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are due to run out of food and other supplies in about two months.
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Super-Spiky Ancient Worm Makes Its Debut

June 29, 2015 - 1:00pm
This bizarre new species of 'super-armoured' worm gives us a glimpse into the diverse world of animals living at the roots of our tree of life.
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North Carolina’s “Perfect Storm” for Shark Attacks

June 29, 2015 - 12:36pm
An unusual combination of factors has led to an increase in bites.
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This Week's Night Sky: Star Triangle Hides Behind July 4 Fireworks

June 29, 2015 - 10:44am
Earlier in the week, Venus and Jupiter will snuggle close together.
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Venus and Jupiter Get Bright and Tight in This Week's Sky

June 29, 2015 - 10:16am
Two bright worlds meet up in sunset skies this week.
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Iconic National Parks Move to Eliminate Landfill Trash

June 29, 2015 - 9:36am
Yosemite, Denali and Grand Teton will attempt to recycle and compost millions of pounds of visitor-generated trash.
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Two Nations Show Good News, Bad News for Africa's Elephants

June 28, 2015 - 6:00am
Visits to Gabon and Tanzania shows the head of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that commitment from the top makes all the difference.
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Elon Musk, A Man of Impossible Dreams, Wants To Colonize Mars

June 28, 2015 - 6:00am
The visionary creator of SpaceX and the Tesla wants to bring solar power to the masses, people to Mars, and, maybe, retire there himself.
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Dramatic Photos Show Brazil’s Crippling Drought

June 28, 2015 - 5:14am
São Paulo’s 20 million people are suffering in a historic crisis.
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How Do Elephants and Other Animals Sneeze?

June 27, 2015 - 6:00am
A long trunk can make for an especially explosive event. Whales, iguanas, and even fish also have unique methods of sneezing.
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14 Pictures Show Thrill of Boxing, World's Fight Cultures

June 27, 2015 - 5:00am
On the eve of a world boxing championship, we look at the many styles of hand-to-hand combat around the world.
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Why Time Will Stop For a Leap Second

June 26, 2015 - 2:49pm
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Even Graphics Can Speak With a Foreign Accent

June 26, 2015 - 2:47pm
Different cultures use color and other visual cues to send completely different messages.
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Ranger Killed, Others Injured in Africa's Oldest National Park

June 26, 2015 - 11:29am
Scores of rangers have been killed in Virunga National Park in recent years. But 2015 had been relatively peaceful.
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Why the Confederate Flag Made a 20th Century Comeback

June 26, 2015 - 11:00am
The popularity of the Confederate battle flag today has more to do with the Civil Rights Movement than the Civil War.
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Black Bears Are Rebounding—What Does That Mean For People?

June 26, 2015 - 8:20am
The North American omnivores have expanded their ranges in recent years thanks to healthier forests and stricter laws—which means more run-ins with people.
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Beyond Marriage: Photos of LGBT Life

June 26, 2015 - 8:19am
The Supreme Court has struck down bans on same-sex marriage. In light of the decision, here are photos of LGBT life from the archives.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Auroras Bloom and an Exoplanet 'Bleeds'

June 26, 2015 - 6:51am
The northern lights bloom over Earth, while radiation blasts an exoplanet's atmosphere.
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