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Norway Offers New Arctic Leases, Stoking Polar Energy Rush

January 29, 2015 - 12:01pm
For the first time in two decades, the nation is expanding its oil leases even as prices plunge.
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South Africa Sees Record Year for Rhino Poaching

January 29, 2015 - 12:01pm
New rhino poaching numbers from South Africa frustrate conservationists, who have been battling illegal hunting for years.
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How Reducing Food Waste Could Ease Climate Change

January 29, 2015 - 8:46am
The energy used to produce wasted food generates more than 3.3 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide.
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Human Ancestors May Have Used Tools Half-Million Years Earlier Than Thought

January 28, 2015 - 11:46am
The hand bones of early human ancestors, compared with those of apes and modern people, point the finger at surprisingly early stone tool use.
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Rosetta Spacecraft, First to Orbit Comet, Finds Surprises Aplenty

January 28, 2015 - 8:01am
The spacecraft sends home new views as it rides along with a comet toward the sun.
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Rare Shark That Inspired Sea Monster Myths Is Caught

January 27, 2015 - 4:16pm
A rarely seen frilled shark was caught by fishers off the coast of Australia.
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Watch: Bird Mimics Caterpillar (and Other Animal Imposters)

January 27, 2015 - 3:01pm
A baby bird that resembles a toxic caterpillar is among several animals that masquerade as other species to trick predators.
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Breaking Free: One Woman's Journey From Marriage to Independence

January 27, 2015 - 8:01am
It's taboo for a woman to write about her private life, says author.
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Watch Jumbo Squid Speak by 'Flashing' Each Other

January 27, 2015 - 8:01am
The giant cannibals "speak" in a language of whole-body flashes that scientists are just now starting to understand.
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5 Energy Innovations Dazzle at Detroit Auto Show

January 26, 2015 - 5:31pm
Annual auto show reveals what cars and trucks of the future might look like.
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Spacecraft Set to Reveal First Look at Dwarf Planets

January 26, 2015 - 3:01pm
With two spacecraft set to arrive at Pluto and Ceres, 2015 will be the year these mysterious worlds finally come into focus.
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India's Tigers May Be Rebounding, in Rare Success for Endangered Species

January 26, 2015 - 3:01pm
Members of the tiger conservation community are hailing a rise in tiger numbers in India.
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X-Rays Reveal Snippets From Papyrus Scrolls That Survived Mount Vesuvius

January 26, 2015 - 10:16am
Charred in an A.D. 79 volcanic eruption, rolled Roman scrolls may yet reveal their message, a study suggests.
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Freshly Eaten Snake Makes Amazing Escape—Find Out How

January 26, 2015 - 10:16am
A wild snake likely survived its predator's death at the paws of a cat because it was agile and had just been eaten, expert says.
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Our Favorite Penguin Pictures: Fuzzy Chicks, Expert Divers, More

January 25, 2015 - 4:16pm
From impossibly fuzzy chicks to superfast divers, see some of our favorite National Geographic pictures of penguins in action.
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Oil Spills Into Yellowstone River, Possibly Polluting Drinking Water

January 25, 2015 - 7:31am
The Yellowstone River oil spill raises drinking water alarms but is unlikely to affect Yellowstone National Park.
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Thermos-Like Passive Homes Aggressively Save Energy (Video)

January 25, 2015 - 7:31am
The passive-building standard is catching on in North America, but it also faces challenges.
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You Can't Hurry Love: How Slow-Moving Sloths Mate (Video)

January 24, 2015 - 8:31am
When one of Earth's slowest mammals mates, "apparently it's very quick."
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California’s Forests: Where Have All the Big Trees Gone?

January 24, 2015 - 8:31am
Half the state’s big trees have been lost since the 1930s, in part because climate change has cut their water supply.
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Toxic Snail Puts Fish in a Sugar Coma, Then Eats Them

January 23, 2015 - 2:16pm
Fish are easy pickings after this slow-moving predator blasts them with a cloud of insulin.
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