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Lost Myanmar Empire Is Stage for Modern Violence

June 26, 2015 - 6:00am
Centuries ago the region around Mrauk U was a realm of remarkable ethnic harmony. Today it is roiled by sectarian violence.
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Could Flying Bikes, Cars Be Next? Toyota and U.S. Army Explore

June 25, 2015 - 1:40pm
Hoverbikes and boards that lift off the ground are no longer sci-fi. Even the U.S. Army is considering how to use them.
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Map Shows Which American Cities Are Most Racially Segregated

June 25, 2015 - 1:39pm
Some of the racial tensions in the news today may stem from how communities separate themselves by race.
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Controversial Export of Elephants to China Appears Under Way

June 25, 2015 - 12:15pm
A grim fate likely awaits young elephants plucked from Zimbabwe's wild.
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Electric Light Means Later Bedtimes

June 25, 2015 - 9:50am
A study finds Argentinian hunter-gatherers without electricity sleep longer than those with power.
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Inside the Fight to Stop Giraffes’ ‘Silent Extinction’

June 25, 2015 - 5:00am
Numbers of the famous African animal have fallen by nearly half in the past 15 years, prompting urgent—and sometimes risky—actions to help.
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Photographer Revisits Places Where Hate Crimes Happened

June 24, 2015 - 2:00pm
It happens on a city street, in a field, or in a historic church. Charleston is only the latest in a litany of sorrow.
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Watch: Mother Rabbit Viciously Attacks Snake—Find Out Why

June 24, 2015 - 11:30am
In a new YouTube video, a female cottontail attempts to disembowel a snake preying on its young—a strategy to prevent it from returning to the nest.
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Where Young Girls Are Worshipped as Living Goddesses

June 24, 2015 - 11:30am
Worship of the Kumari, Living Goddesses who represent the divine, has increased post-earthquake to make amends for offending Mother Earth.
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Invasive Pacu Fish With Human-Like Teeth Found in New Jersey

June 24, 2015 - 10:57am
But fish’s testicle-eating reputation is a myth, scientists say.
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New Species: Hairy-Chested Yeti Crab Found in Antarctica

June 24, 2015 - 9:00am
The deep-sea crustacean, which lives near hydrothermal vents, is only the third species of yeti crab known to science.
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Racehorses Are Getting Faster—It Could Be Evolution

June 23, 2015 - 5:01pm
In Britain, horses have improved their race times since 1850, especially those that run short distances. But why is another question.
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Will Humans Survive the Sixth Great Extinction?

June 23, 2015 - 3:52pm
Species are disappearing at an alarming rate, a new study finds. Author Elizabeth Kolbert says that raises questions about our survival.
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Rare, Huge Basking Shark Caught Off Australia

June 23, 2015 - 12:03pm
The giant fish hasn’t been seen there in 80 years.
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Volcanoes on Venus May Still Be Awake

June 23, 2015 - 9:48am
Data from the now-defunct European Venus Express orbiter show that volcanoes are erupting on the planet known as “Earth’s Evil Twin.”
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This Week's Night Sky: See Auroras and the Moon’s Great Wall

June 22, 2015 - 12:00pm
Grab a telescope and watch for the aurora borealis, which could dance across the sky Monday night.
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Why Elephants Are Recovering in Uganda as They Decline Overall

June 22, 2015 - 10:35am
The country’s ambassador to the United States explains how Uganda has managed to grow its elephant population by 600 percent, though challenges remain.
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Historian Uses Lasers to Unlock Mysteries of Gothic Cathedrals

June 22, 2015 - 9:44am
A tech-savvy art historian uses lasers to understand how medieval builders constructed their architectural masterpieces.
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