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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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Why Austrians Set the Alps Ablaze

June 21, 2015 - 7:00am
The hills are alight with burning shapes during this traditional summer spectacle.
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What Do Mayonnaise and Hollandaise Have to Do With Math?

June 21, 2015 - 6:00am
The answer is in a book by Eugenia Cheng that explains how cooking plus a sense of humor adds up to an appreciation of mathematics.
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5 Facts About the Surprisingly Wide World of Animal Mummies

June 20, 2015 - 6:00am
For starters, most mummies are accidental, naturally preserved by lack of oxygen, or, in some cases, bat poop.
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For Father’s Day, 15 Images of Awesome Dads

June 20, 2015 - 6:00am
Spanning 100 years and eleven countries, these photos show the tenderness and love between fathers and their children.
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Watch a Ton of Ivory Get Crushed in Times Square

June 19, 2015 - 2:54pm
The U.S. government and conservationists are making a show of their opposition to the ivory trade.
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