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This Week's Night Sky: Hunt Down Dwarf Planet Ceres

July 20, 2015 - 10:15am
You've seen the closeup pictures of Pluto; now you can catch a glimpse of a dwarf planet yourself with just binoculars.
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Dogs Are Even More Like Us Than We Thought

July 20, 2015 - 6:00am
For one, canines shun people who are mean to their owners, a new study says.
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Alien Animals and Tortured Seascapes off the Galápagos

July 20, 2015 - 6:00am
"Worms" that aren't actual worms, super octopus moms, and collapsed lava formations populate the seafloor surrounding the Galápagos.
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How One Woman Helped Light Rural India With Solar Lamps

July 20, 2015 - 4:30am
She grew up in an affluent New York town but soon after college, Ajaita Shah went to her parents’ native India to work with the poor.
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How a Young Girl Escaped the Prison That Is North Korea

July 19, 2015 - 6:00am
Eunsun Kim made a thousand-mile journey to freedom. She survived human traffickers, famine, and poverty.
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Take Amazing 360° Tour of St. Peter’s in Vatican City From Your Chair

July 18, 2015 - 2:13pm
Use your computer to see the inside of the basilica and its splendid artwork; zoom in for a closer look.
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Nut-Bashing Monkeys Offer Window Into Human Evolution

July 18, 2015 - 6:00am
Brazil's bearded capuchins know how much force is needed to crack open a nut—a surprisingly human-like skill, a new study says.
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15 Pictures of Adaptable, Beautiful, and Misunderstood Moths

July 18, 2015 - 6:00am
This week, researchers want non-experts to go out and look at moths. There’s more to see than you might think.
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New Pluto Photos Show ‘Astoundingly  Amazing’ Landscape

July 17, 2015 - 4:14pm
More images from this week's New Horizons mission are forcing scientists to rethink how icy worlds work.
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Surprising Mosaics Revealed in Ancient Synagogue in Israel

July 17, 2015 - 7:51am
Archaeologists puzzle over depictions of dancers, elephants, and a mysterious figure that may be Alexander the Great.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Pluto In Focus, Black Hole Jets

July 17, 2015 - 7:29am
Witness the results of 9.5 years of waiting—and what happens when a black hole throws a tantrum.
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10 of Pope Francis’s Most Provocative Quotes

July 17, 2015 - 6:00am
In more than two years as head of the Roman Catholic Church, Francis has not shied from expressing his views on a great variety of issues.
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Watch a Waterspout Whip Past a New Jersey Beach

July 17, 2015 - 5:00am
The fast-moving storm blew out windows and carried a boat five blocks.
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How Keeping Up With the Joneses Could Save You Money

July 17, 2015 - 5:00am
Peer pressure is helping save terawatts—yes, terawatts—of power. Would it influence you? Take our poll.
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Relive First Glimpses of the Planets With These 9 Pictures

July 16, 2015 - 7:47am
From Mercury to Pluto, flip through history's first looks at our celestial neighborhood.
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Ant-Man's Real-Life Rivals

July 16, 2015 - 7:43am
They may be small, but they're strong:
real-life creatures with amazing superpowers.
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“Steampunk” Infographics Beautifully Combine Past and Present

July 16, 2015 - 6:02am
When information graphics designers also look to the past for inspiration, the result – something I'll call "steampunk infographics" – tells us a lot about the past and present of information visualization.
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Big Hydro Threatens to Wipe Out Little Hydro in Malaysia

July 16, 2015 - 6:00am
Tensions are rising over a large proposed dam that would flood six rural villages—and their microhydro systems—to provide power and water to cities.
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Birds Are Dying As Drought Ravages Avian Highways

July 16, 2015 - 6:00am
Migrating birds are weakened or sickened as they wing their way along the Pacific flyway in search of fresh water.
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