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Why Alaska’s Inupiat Are Warming to Offshore Oil Drilling

May 22, 2015 - 6:00am
Many Inupiat leaders now support offshore oil drilling, citing economic reasons. Not all North Slope residents agree.
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Gold Artifacts Tell Tale of Drug-Fueled Rituals and "Bastard Wars"

May 22, 2015 - 6:00am
Vessels discovered in a Scythian grave mound contained traces of opium and marijuana, confirming the claim of an ancient historian.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Satellite View of Disenchantment

May 22, 2015 - 5:00am
From creating space-like environments on Earth to a cosmic collision in progress, our picks for the best of this week’s space pics will take you on a journey to the stars—starting right here at home and ending 400 million light-years away.
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Watch a Swedish Man Repel a Bear Attack

May 21, 2015 - 12:25pm
Viral video shows the right way to deal with a charging Eurasian brown bear.
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5 Water-Saving Ways to Replace Lawns During California’s Drought

May 21, 2015 - 11:14am
Homeowners are replacing water-thirsty green grass with more eco-friendly alternatives, from rocks to native shrubs.
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Bronze Age Woman Had Surprisingly Modern Life

May 21, 2015 - 9:06am
The stunningly well-preserved remains of the Egtved Girl from 3,500 years ago reveal her travels as a high-status woman of her day.
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Will Secret Wildlife Imports Doom Ultra-Rare Giant Sable?

May 21, 2015 - 8:37am
Animals brought from South Africa to restock Angola’s parks could wipe out the majestic giant sable antelope—the country’s near-extinct national icon.
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Top 10 New Species: Cartwheeling Spider, Psychedelic Sea Slug

May 21, 2015 - 4:00am
The world's most fascinating plants and animals of 2014 also include a giant stick insect and a frog that gives birth to live tadpoles.
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What's Up With Gas Prices? You Ask, We Answer

May 20, 2015 - 10:00pm
As the summer driving season kicks off, we explain what decides the price at the pump, from crude oil to taxes.
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Theme Park Dolphins May Be Set Free—Are They the Last?

May 20, 2015 - 2:02pm
Two captive Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins, called Taesan and Boksoon, are on track to be released into the wild—the latest in a string of theme park dolphins that have been set free in recent years.
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Wrong Turn Leads to Discovery of Oldest Stone Tools

May 20, 2015 - 11:00am
3.3-million-year-old artifacts reveal that our ancestors were shaping rocks into tools far earlier than thought.
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Watch Ex-Circus Lion Experience Feel of Grass for First Time

May 20, 2015 - 10:29am
Will the Lion had been confined to a cramped cage in Brazil his whole life.
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Life, Then Death, on a Trawler in Freezing Antarctic Seas

May 20, 2015 - 10:03am
When the boat sank 170 miles from land, the author survived despite a leaky life raft, sub-zero waters, and waves so high they cast shadows.
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Dive Into ‘Infinity’ With Dizzying Views of A Colossal Cave

May 20, 2015 - 9:02am
A series of 360° panoramas allows anyone with an Internet connection to experience Vietnam's Son Doong cave, one of the planet's biggest.
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7 Close-Up Pictures Reveal the Beauty of Bees

May 19, 2015 - 2:38pm
They pollinate our flowers and crops and pervade popular culture, but you've never seen bees like this before.
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Nature Behind Bars: Animal Class Helps Prisoners Find Compassion

May 19, 2015 - 1:58pm
Professor Marc Bekoff teaches a popular animal behavior course at the Boulder County Jail, which has helped some inmates bond with the natural world—and ultimately reconnect to society.
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Obama Unveils Plan to Reverse Alarming Decline of Honeybees

May 19, 2015 - 1:41pm
The White House released three goals for saving honeybees and other pollinators, which are crucial to the nation's economy. But money isn't enough, one expert says.
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Can Sage-Grouse Be Saved Without Shutting Down the West?

May 19, 2015 - 10:05am
It struts around, it puffs its chest, but its numbers are plummeting. Governments are struggling to preserve enough habitat to save the bird.
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New Evidence May Solve Mystery of America's Huge Ancient City

May 19, 2015 - 7:00am
Mississippi floods shaped the rise and fall of the prehistoric metropolis known as Cahokia.
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