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Movement to Take Down Thousands of Dams Goes Mainstream

9 min 57 sec ago
Many dams in the United States have outlived their useful lives. A movement to remove them is gaining traction and growing in ambition.
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How 40,000 Tons of Cosmic Dust Falling to Earth Affects You and Me

9 min 57 sec ago
Our bodies are made of remnants of stars and massive explosions in the galaxies, authors say.
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See-Through Fish Discovered Under Antarctica's Ice

9 min 57 sec ago
Transparent fish and myriad microbes turn up deep below Antarctica's ice.
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What’s Behind U.S. Plan to Open Atlantic to Offshore Drilling?

9 min 57 sec ago
U.S. proposal could allow unprecedented oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic coast.
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In Sierra Leone's Chaotic Capital, Ebola Found Fertile Ground

9 min 57 sec ago
How poverty, density, and fragmentation in Sierra Leone's capital city fueled the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
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At Newly Discovered Water Temple, Maya Offered Sacrifices to End Drought

9 hours 54 min ago
As an ancient drought took hold, a water temple saw more offerings from desperate Maya, archaeologists report.
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Giant Asteroid Sails Past Earth, Raising Safety Questions on Terra Firma

9 hours 54 min ago
The space rock passed by Earth Monday at what sounds like a comfortable distance—about three times the distance of the moon from the Earth—but should we should be doing more to identify potentially dangerous asteroids?
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Blizzard of Nor'Easters No Surprise, Thanks to Climate Change

January 31, 2015 - 8:01am
The worst of the worst storms appear likely to hit the Northeast U.S. hardest, thanks to climate change.
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Bones From Era of Alexander the Great Raise More Questions Than Answers

January 31, 2015 - 6:46am
As speculation builds about a Greek tomb's potential connection to Alexander the Great, archaeologists are pushing back and urging patience.
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Climate Forecast: More Southwest Droughts and Australian Floods

January 31, 2015 - 6:46am
A new study says global warming will lead to more extreme swings of the El Niño-La Niña cycle.
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5 Sky Events This Week: Blue Giant, Crab Nebula, and Jovian Shadows

January 30, 2015 - 3:16pm
Io, Jupiter's vanishing moon, and Neptune, the solar system's most distant planet, challenge stargazers this week.
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New Proposal to Protect Alaskan Wilderness Most Sweeping in Decades

January 30, 2015 - 3:16pm
President Obama's proposal to designate 12.3 million acres of oil-rich land as new wilderness in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is likely to stir an explosive federal debate over energy and conservation.
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Slugs and Bugs: 6 Bizarre Animal Mascots in U.S. Sports

January 30, 2015 - 3:16pm
Mud hens, boll weevils, and banana slugs make for unlikely team symbols—but they're all tough in their own way.
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Why Bill Nye Calls Evolution 'Undeniable' and Creationism 'Inane'

January 30, 2015 - 12:46pm
The theory is central to life on Earth, says the Science Guy, and helps explain our place in the universe.
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Our Favorite Photos of the Food We Eat

January 30, 2015 - 11:31am
From sugarcane farmers in Mozambique to fishermen on the Philippines's Sulu Sea, here's a collection of some of the best photographs from our Future of Food series. 
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Measles Are Back: Key Questions and Answers on Disease, Vaccinations

January 30, 2015 - 10:16am
Infections typically get carried to the U.S. by people who catch them in other countries, and then the disease spreads. Investigators don't yet know who started the recent outbreak in California.
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Mass Death of Seabirds in Western U.S. Is 'Unprecedented'

January 30, 2015 - 9:01am
Thousands of dead auklets are washing ashore from California to Canada. Will other species be next?
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Stars Wheel, a Balloon Hoists, and a Storm Churns

January 30, 2015 - 7:46am
Stars careen across the Himalaya, scientists search for an afterglow, and a cyclone kicks up a fuss in this week's best space pictures.
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Rare Picture: Hippo Seen Eating Hippo—and More Cannibals

January 30, 2015 - 7:46am
Only the second case of cannibalistic hippos has been recorded in South Africa-but they're not the only animals that eat their own kind.
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Watch Jumbo Asteroid Zip Past Earth

January 29, 2015 - 6:16pm
Look! Up in the sky! An asteroid will be zipping by Earth soon, no threat but a treat for stargazers.
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