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Pharaoh of "Lost Dynasty" Died Brutal Death, Forensic Study Reveals

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Forgotten pharaoh may have been earliest Egyptian ruler to die in battle.
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Wild Panda Population Up Dramatically in China, Government Says

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The new numbers may reflect better and broader surveying techniques as much as a true boost in population, expert cautions.
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Climate Change Helped Spark Syrian War, Study Says

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Drought, worsened by climate change, led to mass migration that helped spark the Syrian conflict, researchers say.
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Dramatic New Video Shows Volcano Forming an Island

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A fast growing island off Japan is seen in new video from the Japanese Coast Guard.
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5 Sky Events This Week: Moon Confers With a Jovian Giant and a Celestial Maiden

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The first week of March brings an eclipse of two moons of Jupiter and an opportunity to spot Uranus.
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Exclusive: Lost City Discovered in Honduran Rain Forest

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A joint Honduran-American expedition has confirmed the presence of extensive pre-Columbian ruins in Mosquitia in eastern Honduras, a region rumored to contain ruins of a lost "White City" or "City of the Monkey God."
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Astronomers Find a Dusty Galaxy That Shouldn't Exist

March 5, 2015 - 5:46pm
Small, young galaxies should be free of interstellar dust, but an object called A1689-zD1 is breaking all the rules.
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Corn for Home Heat: A Green Idea That Never Quite Popped

March 5, 2015 - 5:46pm
Some enterprising Americans burn kernels to keep warm in winter, but there's a reason the green heating concept hasn't taken off.
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What You Don't Know About History's Most Famous Scientists

March 5, 2015 - 12:47pm
In the 11th and 12th centuries, Muslim scientists were way ahead of contemporaries in Christian Europe.
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Chilean Birdman Leads Efforts to Save Seabird in World's Driest Desert

March 5, 2015 - 12:47pm
This little guy symbolizes protection of nature and resilience in the harshest of conditions, says naturalist.
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Why Are Elephants and Other Animals So Wrinkly?

March 5, 2015 - 12:47pm
Loose skin helps African elephants keep cool and naked mole rats burrow underground, for starters.
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Colossal 280-Pound Catfish Caught in Italy

March 5, 2015 - 12:47pm
The wels catfish is Europe's largest freshwater fish.
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Blue or White Dress? Why We See Colors Differently

March 5, 2015 - 10:31am
Color blind or optical illusion? Scientists offer clues as to why people see different colors in the same dress.
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ISIS Smashes Priceless, Ancient Statues in Iraq

March 5, 2015 - 10:31am
Islamic militants have destroyed priceless statues in Iraq. What was lost, and why is it important?
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New Theory Behind Dozens of Craters Found in Siberia

March 4, 2015 - 5:16pm
Scientists say melting pingos, and not methane hydrates, are likely to blame for the dramatic craters.
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Corpse Bride: Lizard Necrophilia Reported in Brazil

March 4, 2015 - 4:01pm
A recent report of a male black-and-white tegus attempting to mate with a dead female in Brazil raises the question: Why are some animals necrophiliacs?
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He Led the CIA to bin Laden—and Unwittingly Inspired a Backlash Against Vaccines

March 4, 2015 - 1:31pm
Pakistani doctor helped lead the CIA to bin Laden—and unwittingly inspired a backlash against vaccines.
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Fleeing War, a Syrian Family Makes a New Home in North Carolina

March 4, 2015 - 11:16am
A family of seven, driven from their country by violence, is building a new life in North Carolina with help from the U.S. government, resettlement workers, and volunteers.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Curiosity Drills, Nebulae Illuminate, and Hubble Peers

March 4, 2015 - 8:46am
Curiosity makes its third foray into Martian soil, nebulae light up a winter night, and Hubble peers into deep space in this week's best space photos.
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In Honor of International Polar Bear Day, Spectacular Pictures of a Threatened Species

March 3, 2015 - 5:31pm
Take a peek at polar bears playing, swimming, and sleeping in their changing habitat.
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