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Do Chimps Trade Food for Sex?

April 15, 2015 - 10:00pm
When male chimpanzees seek sex but female chimps are more interested in food, the result is a passionate clash of appetites.
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Bighorn Sheep Are Helicoptering Their Way Back From the Brink

April 15, 2015 - 12:26pm
California Fish and Wildlife is helping endangered bighorn sheep reclaim their old range—by lifting them over the humans and mountain lions.
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Dark Matter May Be Less Mysterious Than We Thought

April 15, 2015 - 12:18pm
Unlike ordinary particles, dark matter seems to feel only gravity, not the other forces of nature. But new observations show that might not be true after all
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Ancient Cosmic Smack-Up May Have Made Earth’s Molten Core

April 15, 2015 - 12:09pm
Ancient collision explains presence of radioactive elements that keep planet’s center from solidifying.
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How Two Sisters’ Love Helped Them Survive Auschwitz

April 15, 2015 - 11:46am
Lessons in the triumph of love and compassion over intolerance and hate.
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Rare Video Captures Sperm Whale in Deep Sea

April 15, 2015 - 10:55am
An ROV captured dramatic footage in the Gulf of Mexico 2,000 feet below the surface.
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Why Food Is Everything

April 15, 2015 - 7:00am
Chef José Andrés moved from Spain to the United States two decades ago. Known for introducing Spanish tapas to the American palate, he’s also hosted cooking shows and taught at Harvard.
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A Gray Whale Breaks The Record For Longest Mammal Migration

April 14, 2015 - 5:04pm
The female, a member of a critically endangered population, swam across the Pacific from Russia to Mexico.
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Why ISIS Hates Archaeology and Blew Up Ancient Iraqi Palace

April 14, 2015 - 3:11pm
With a video showing an Assyrian palace's destruction, the Islamic State wants to establish itself as heir to a legacy of "idol destruction."
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Famous Cougar That Was Holed Up Under L.A. House Returns to Wild

April 14, 2015 - 10:14am
Cougar made famous by National Geographic photo has spent three years in urban area.
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Is Gulf Oil Spill's Damage Over or Still Unfolding?

April 14, 2015 - 6:59am
Scientists tracking Gulf sparrows, insects, and seabirds try to unravel the mysteries of a landscape changed by oil.
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Pictures: Millennials Test Cute, Efficient Cars of the Future

April 13, 2015 - 2:04pm
At Shell Eco-marathon Americas, more than a thousand students vie to see who can build a car that runs on the least amount of fuel.
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Warm Weather Drives Bears Out of Hibernation

April 13, 2015 - 12:57pm
Utah animals left dens early but found little food.
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Watch Curious Chimp Knock a Drone Out of the Sky

April 13, 2015 - 12:46pm
Viral video shows a chimpanzee take action when a drone gets too close.
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This Week’s Night Sky: See a Dramatic Eclipse—Off Jupiter

April 13, 2015 - 10:30am
Two Jovian moons give a quick shadow show, and the Big Dipper points the way to distant galaxies.
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Digs Reveal Stone-Age Weapons Industry With Staggering Output

April 13, 2015 - 9:00am
Millions of weapons were made at Paleolithic “factory” in the Caucasus.
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A Town in Nepal Teaches a Young American How to Live

April 12, 2015 - 6:21am
"What I learned in Nepalganj" in the Peace Corps, writes T.D. Allman, "has kept me alive in situations when I might have gotten killed."
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Here Are the Secrets to a Long and Healthy Life

April 12, 2015 - 6:00am
Diet is the key to longevity—but also sex, naps, wine and good friends.
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Can Your Dog or Cat Be Allergic to You?

April 11, 2015 - 6:27am
Our pets can suffer from many of the same allergens that make humans miserable, including pollen, veterinarians say.
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Warming Pacific Makes for Increasingly Weird Ocean Life

April 11, 2015 - 6:15am
A “blob” of warm water that’s partly to blame for dead birds and stranded sea lions in the Pacific may share a cause with Boston’s snows and California’s drought.
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