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Six Months in Space From an Astronaut’s Point of View

September 15, 2015 - 3:31pm
We’ve picked 10 of our favorite shots shared by astronaut Scott Kelly aboard the International Space Station to celebrate the halfway point of his mission.
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Photographer Captures Refugee Chaos as Hungary’s Border is Sealed

September 15, 2015 - 2:06pm
On the border with Serbia, refugees fleeing war meet new obstacles.
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Starfish Are Still Dying, But Here's Reason for Hope

September 15, 2015 - 8:00am
The massacre of sea stars along the West Coast continues, although the pace has slowed because so many already have died.
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Mystery Lingers Over Ritual Behavior of New Human Ancestor

September 15, 2015 - 5:16am
A newly found human ancestor may have deliberately disposed of its dead, a behavior that may not be unique to us.
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Sequoias and Historic Stump in Path of California Wildfire

September 14, 2015 - 1:53pm
But the massive trees are well-adapted to survive flames, say experts.
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Meet the Man Who Gives Ancient Human Ancestors Their Faces

September 14, 2015 - 1:33pm
Paleo artist John Gurche created Homo naledi’s face by making hundreds of minute anatomical calculations.
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What Do Wild Animals Do in a Wildfire?

September 14, 2015 - 1:15pm
When big blazes spark and spread, some species escape, some perish—and some even thrive.
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This Week's Night Sky: Famed Comet Buzzes Beehive

September 14, 2015 - 10:00am
Comet 67P passes in front of a star cluster, and Jupiter poses with Mars and Venus.
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An Epic, 500-Year Snow Fail in California’s Iconic Mountains

September 14, 2015 - 9:00am
The Sierra Nevada’s snowpack is at a 500-year low. No wonder why skiers, hikers, farmers, forests, and virtually every other living thing in California are feeling the effects.
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Crocodile Attacks Captured in Startling New Video

September 14, 2015 - 5:00am
A team recently filmed several close encounters with the powerful saltwater crocodiles of northern Australia.
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Why Is the Man Who Predicted Climate Change Forgotten?

September 13, 2015 - 5:00am
Alexander von Humboldt isn’t a household name today, but ecologists and nature writers remain rooted in his vision of nature, says author.
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12 Theories of How We Became Human, and Why They’re All Wrong

September 12, 2015 - 7:47am
Killers? Hippies? Toolmakers? Chefs? Scientists have trouble agreeing on the essence of humanity—and when and how we acquired it.
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Which Animals Have the Longest Claws?

September 12, 2015 - 6:00am
Hint: They're not necessarily big cats.
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13 Pictures of Recess to Get You Ready for School

September 12, 2015 - 5:00am
Dibs on the slide! Students around the world play and goof off in these photos from our archives.
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Human Evolution 101

September 11, 2015 - 4:01pm
With all the buzz about Homo naledi, the newly discovered human ancestor, here’s some background that will help put it in context.
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Partial Solar Eclipse Graces African Skies This Weekend

September 11, 2015 - 2:30pm
On Sunday morning, the moon will take a bite out of a far southern sunrise.
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Just How Much Could the Sea Rise from Burning Fossil Fuels? A Lot.

September 11, 2015 - 12:00pm
New research predicts a stunning meltoff of the Antarctic Ice Sheet if all of the world's accessible fossil fuel is burned.
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How This Cave-Dwelling Fish Lost Its Eyes to Evolution

September 11, 2015 - 12:00pm
Living with little food and oxygen in the dark, the Mexican blind cavefish had to get creative to survive.
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Where Is the Birthplace of Humankind? South Africa and East Africa Both Lay Claims

September 11, 2015 - 11:27am
The new human fossils from South Africa have added fuel to a long-standing debate over the geographical origins of our species.
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New Theory for What Caused Earth's Second-Largest Mass Extinction

September 11, 2015 - 9:00am
Scientists have been trying to unravel what killed nearly all of Earth’s animals 400 million years ago. Could it be monstrous deformities caused by toxic metals in the ocean?
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