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Pictures: Nepal's 7.8-Magnitude Quake Reaps Death, Destruction

April 25, 2015 - 9:46am
Photographs show the extent of damage that turned communities to rubble as survivors were still being pulled out late Saturday.
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Nepal Earthquake Strikes One of Earth's Most Quake-Prone Areas

April 25, 2015 - 8:51am
Magnitude 7.8 temblor comes in a region with a long geologic history of big earthquakes.
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Calls of the Wild—Why Do Animals (Including Your Dog) Howl?

April 25, 2015 - 6:00am
Some canines, monkeys, and yes, even mice communicate and defend their territories by howling, experts say.
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13 Pictures That Capture the Wonder and Thrill of Archaeology

April 25, 2015 - 6:00am
Digging for archaeology photos in National Geographic’s archive
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Feral Cities: How Animals are Going Urban Like Never Before

April 24, 2015 - 3:19pm
In his new book, Tristan Donovan takes us to the frontlines of people coping with a rise in urban wildlife, from boars in Berlin to boa constrictors in Miami.
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These Charts Show That Detroit Is Surprisingly Crowded

April 24, 2015 - 11:27am
It's lost a million people since the 1950s, but Detroit is still more densely populated than many major American cities.
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Hubble Still Wows At 25, But Wait Till You See What's Next

April 24, 2015 - 10:00am
The James Webb Space Telescope promises to see in new ways, and even further back in time.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Hubble's Birthday Portrait

April 24, 2015 - 9:27am
Astronauts spy an approaching spacecraft and satellites capture a cyclone in this week's best space pictures.
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This Giant Oil Rig Could Usher in a Radically Altered Arctic

April 23, 2015 - 12:31pm
A floating oil rig just delivered to Italian and Norwegian oil companies will soon be operating farther north than any other.
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How a Galaxy Can Get Booted From Its Home

April 23, 2015 - 12:00pm
Cosmic collisions may slingshot tiny galaxies into intergalactic space.
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Watch: Chile Volcano Erupts in Stunning Time-Lapse

April 23, 2015 - 10:12am
Calbuco puts on a colorful show.
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What Do We Really Know About Roundup Weed Killer?

April 23, 2015 - 8:35am
It’s probably in your garage and on your lawn. And it’s used on nearly every acre of corn and soy. But what risks does it pose?
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Exclusive: Obama Tells Us What's to Come on Climate, Drought

April 23, 2015 - 4:00am
The president says “we’re committed to a low-carbon future” but wants a “balanced approach.” And he vows to provide more help to drought-stricken California.
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Why Obama Went to the Everglades for Earth Day

April 22, 2015 - 5:05pm
The president chooses the nation’s most vulnerable state to talk about impacts of climate change and rising sea levels.
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Birds "Walk" on Water to Impress Mates—Here's How They Do It

April 22, 2015 - 4:00pm
Frantic foot slaps and a wonky stride allow "dancing" grebes to skim the surface without sinking, a new study says.
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Ancient Egyptian Artifacts Smuggled Into U.S. Are Heading Home

April 22, 2015 - 3:17pm
Objects include mummy coffins cut into pieces and sent to dealer via express mail.
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Rarely Observed 'Quadruple' Rainbow Isn't What it Seems

April 22, 2015 - 11:04am
A combination of reflections gave birth to the four rainbows captured in a picture by a woman in Long Island.
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Are Two Giant Black Holes About to Collide?

April 22, 2015 - 9:51am
A flickering quasar may be signaling that the most colossal of cosmic smashups could be just a few years away.
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Earth Day Pictures: 10 Of World's Greenest Buildings

April 22, 2015 - 8:02am
Eco-friendly buildings can be both affordable and beautiful, say the jurors of an annual architecture award.
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Is Genetically Engineered Food A Fraud?

April 22, 2015 - 7:56am
Claims author: It’s the biggest fraud in the history of science and not the answer to feeding the world.
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