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Week's Best Space Pictures: The Sun Flares For Cinco de Mayo

May 8, 2015 - 10:13am
Plus, see Saturn's "Death Star" moon and pull out your 3-D glasses for a new view of Ceres in this week's most intriguing views from space.
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Solar Plane Set for 5-day “Earhart Leg” of Epic Flight

May 8, 2015 - 9:16am
Swiss pilot has little room for error during a long journey over Pacific
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Which California Crops Are Worth the Water? Check for Yourself

May 8, 2015 - 8:42am
As the historic drought continues, see which top export crops are efficient at turning water into nutrition—and which aren't.
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NASA Technology Finds Nepal Survivors by Their Heartbeats

May 7, 2015 - 3:48pm
FINDER technology deployed for first time in real disaster situation.
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Medieval Death Sculptures Were Least Flattering Selfies Ever

May 7, 2015 - 1:15pm
Sculptors in England and Wales may have paid doctors for corpse models in order to carve full-body portraits of the wealthy, says scholar.
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After Oil Spill, Unique Mangrove Forest Faces More Threats

May 7, 2015 - 1:02pm
A new report calls the December 2014 accident a “serious wake-up call”—although its effects appear less serious than first feared.
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Energy Vampires Suck Up Home Power: 5 Ways You Can Stop Them

May 7, 2015 - 12:28pm
Your home’s gadgets and appliances, even when in “sleep” or “standby” mode, are jacking up your utility bills. Here’s what you can do.
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First Rhinos in Massive African Airlift Released in Botswana

May 7, 2015 - 12:03pm
It's the first stage of the world’s largest rhino airlift, meant to protect a dwindling population of the animals.
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Where Will the Great White Shark Celebrity Mary Lee Go Next?

May 7, 2015 - 10:40am
The 3,456-pound top predator shot all the way from Maryland to New Jersey overnight.
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7 Things You Don't Know About Mother's Day's Dark History

May 7, 2015 - 10:17am
The holiday started as an antiwar statement. But battles over who owned Mother's Day kept coming.
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These Long-Suffering Animal Mothers Deserve a Day Too

May 7, 2015 - 9:25am
Human mothers carry a child for only nine months, while some animals—including sharks, elephants, and even scorpions—can be pregnant for years.
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Farthest Galaxy Spotted Yet Is 13 Billion Light-Years Away

May 6, 2015 - 2:26pm
The star cluster, only 15 percent the size of the Milky Way, dates to just 670 million years after the big bang—not long after the first stars turned on.
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Astronomers May Have Found Volcanoes 40 Light-Years From Earth

May 6, 2015 - 1:13pm
Wild temperature swings on a distant exoplanet called 55 Cancri e could be evidence of gigantic eruptions on a super-Earth.
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Bill Nye: We Can Afford to Go to Mars—Here's How

May 6, 2015 - 11:27am
Instead of landing on the first mission to Mars, the Science Guy wants to focus on getting to Mars orbit instead.
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Watch a Mysterious Lake Disappear Down a Hole

May 6, 2015 - 10:00am
Oregon’s Lost Lake drains down a lava tube every year, only to reappear on schedule.
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Searching for Clues to Mystery of Ancient Americans

May 6, 2015 - 9:31am
Among the things they left behind are beautiful ruins, a gorgeously woven basket and a nearly impossible to get to granary on a cliff.
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Watch: Cave-Climbing Fish Found—Is It Evolution in Action?

May 6, 2015 - 9:02am
Filmed shimmying up a cave wall in Ecuador, the catfish is likely a known species with a never before seen behavior, a new study says.
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Pictures: Baby Goats, More Animal Survivors Rescued in Nepal

May 5, 2015 - 11:56am
An animal-rescue team is scouring villages near Kathmandu to help the four-legged survivors of the devastating earthquake, many of which are important to their families as sources of income or pets.
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Watch: Cigarette Butts, World's #1 Litter, Recycled as Park Benches

May 5, 2015 - 7:57am
A growing movement targets cigarette waste as a solvable problem.
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Is Captive Lion Hunting Really Helping to Save the Species?

May 5, 2015 - 7:49am
Global pressure is building to end the importation of lion trophies from "canned" hunts in Africa. But those hunts are getting more popular.
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