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Hundreds of Exoplanets, A Handful Right for Life

April 22, 2014 - 7:31am
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Kepler Spots Closest Thing Yet to Another Earth

April 22, 2014 - 7:31am
It's just a bit bigger than Earth. It orbits a red dwarf star at the right distance. But does it have water?
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Drunken Trees: Dramatic Signs of Climate Change

April 22, 2014 - 6:16am
As the permafrost melts in the north, forests no longer grow straight.
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Chimpanzees Make Beds That Offer Them Best Night's Sleep

April 22, 2014 - 6:16am
Chimpanzees choose tree branches that give them the most firm, stable, and comfortable place to sleep, a new study says.
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Chief Warden Shot in Africa's Oldest National Park

April 21, 2014 - 2:16pm
Belgian Emmanuel de Merode was ambushed in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Honeybees in East Africa Resist Deadly Pathogens

April 21, 2014 - 2:16pm
A new study reveals that East African honeybees are resistant to the pathogens blamed for colony collapses elsewhere.
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Fossils Suggest Modern Sharks Are More Evolved Than Previously Thought

April 21, 2014 - 2:16pm
The image of modern sharks as "living fossils," unchanged over millions of years, needs an update, researchers say.
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Solar Chimneys Can Convert Hot Air to Energy, But Is Funding a Mirage?

April 21, 2014 - 1:03pm
A veteran balloonist is among those who want to use solar updraft towers to generate power, but funding has been elusive.
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Can an Unmanned Mini Yellow Submarine Find Missing Flight 370?

April 21, 2014 - 10:46am
The submersible searching for Flight 370 is covering 15 square miles (39 square kilometers) a day inside a huge search zone.
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Severe Scurvy Struck Christopher Columbus's Crew

April 20, 2014 - 4:46pm
Despite being surrounded by tropical fruits in the New World, the sailors of Columbus's second trip had severe scurvy.
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Why Are Black Bear Attacks Up in Florida?

April 20, 2014 - 7:01am
After a woman was attacked in her garage by a black bear and officials kill five animals, we talked to an expert about why such incidents are on the rise.
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The Nation's T. Rex Invades the Smithsonian

April 20, 2014 - 7:01am
Museum staff ditched the bubble wrap in favor of custom-molded plaster cradles when shipping a Tyrannosaurus rex to Washington, D.C.
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How Harmless Bacteria Quickly Turned Into a Flesh-Eating Monster

April 19, 2014 - 8:02pm
Genetic study reveals that just four changes gave Streptococcus the ability to cause deadly disease.
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Pollution From Asia Makes Pacific Storms Stronger

April 19, 2014 - 2:01pm
Aerosols in the atmosphere from Asia change weather in North America, says new study.
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The Best Way to Deal With Ocean Trash

April 19, 2014 - 8:01am
Scientists studying ocean garbage discuss how the world might deal with it.
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Dire UN Climate Reports Raise Questions About Global Willpower

April 19, 2014 - 6:46am
Influential climate reports point to a pivotal moment in global warming diplomacy.
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How to Ship a T. Rex Across the Country

April 18, 2014 - 4:46pm
Museum staff will ditch the bubble wrap in favor of custom-molded plaster cradles when shipping a Tyrannosaurus rex to Washington, D.C.
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The Innovators Project: Teen Wonder: Taylor Wilson

April 18, 2014 - 12:01pm
When Wilson was 11 he tried to build an atom smasher. At 14 he achieved nuclear fusion. Now 19, he is working with subatomic particles. What will come next?
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UN Climate Report Charts Ways to Halt Global Warming

April 18, 2014 - 10:46am
Time is running out to undertake technological and economic fixes to halt dangerous global warming, warns an international report.
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Lunar Eclipse Myths From Around the World

April 18, 2014 - 10:46am
Murderous pets and hungry jaguars are only some of the stories cultures use to explain lunar eclipses.
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