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This Week's Night Sky: Pluto Presents an Observing Challenge

July 6, 2015 - 11:31am
Days before the New Horizon spacecraft visits, the dwarf planet puts on a show for sky-watchers.
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11 Ways Technology Stops Crime Against Endangered Animals

July 6, 2015 - 11:30am
As wildlife smuggling networks get more sophisticated, so do methods to find them and shut them down.
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Self-Driving 'Robocabs' Could Help Curb Global Warming

July 6, 2015 - 10:57am
Scientists say the type of robotic vehicles that Google and Uber are testing could slash heat-trapping emissions if used as taxis.
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They've Seen Lots of Droughts, But This One's Different

July 6, 2015 - 9:00am
This time, crispy lawns, short showers, and unflushed toilets may be the new normal. If that fails? “Beat everyone to Oregon,” one Californian says.
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When Not Treasure Hunting, Pirates Practiced Democracy

July 5, 2015 - 6:00am
Yes, they had to yank eyeballs from sockets and beating hearts from chests, but pirates had voting rights and were compensated for injury.
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Why Do Small Birds Have Sweeter Songs?

July 4, 2015 - 7:03am
An anatomical difference in some birds produces sounds that are music to the human ear, experts say.
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A Century of Bicycling History in 16 Pictures

July 4, 2015 - 6:00am
As cyclists of the 102nd Tour de France begin the epic race, we look at the world of cycling through history and around the globe.
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Solar Plane Completes Most Dangerous Leg of Epic Flight

July 3, 2015 - 10:26am
Experimental aircraft finishes longest stretch in voyage around the world.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Pluto Reveals a Freckled Face

July 3, 2015 - 8:01am
In the latest pictures from space, galactic sparklers and smoke that blankets the eastern United States.
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Scientists in Flying Telescope Race to Intercept Pluto’s Shadow

July 3, 2015 - 7:00am
As a spacecraft nears Pluto, NASA's airborne observatory flew over New Zealand to catch a rare passage of the dwarf planet in front of a distant star.
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81-Year-Old Wrangler Teaches Cowboy Skills to Navy SEALs, FBI

July 3, 2015 - 6:00am
Smoke Elser’s knowledge of pack mules and crosscut saws proves priceless in machine-free wilderness areas.
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2 Weeks, 4 Deaths, and the Beginning of America's Fear of Sharks

July 2, 2015 - 2:24pm
It took a string of shark attacks in New Jersey 99 years ago this week to make American swimmers fear the ocean’s top predator.
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ISIS Destruction of Ancient Sites Hits Mostly Muslim Targets

July 2, 2015 - 1:36pm
The world is witnessing one of the greatest systematic destructions of Islamic sites in modern times—at the hands of Muslim militants.
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Preserving Data. Protecting Wildlife.

July 2, 2015 - 1:16pm
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Crow Tries to Fight Eagle, Gets Free Ride Instead

July 2, 2015 - 12:45pm
New photos show a crow riding on a giant eagle. But the trip may have started as an attempt to pick a fight.
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Where Alice in Wonderland, Now 150 Years Old, Came From

July 2, 2015 - 6:00am
Once upon a time, a shy Oxford don told a child named Alice about a girl who falls down a rabbit hole. The story immortalized them both.
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Venus and Jupiter Pose For Pretty Pics 'Round the World

July 1, 2015 - 3:55pm
The planets meet up in sunset skies this week, inspiring beautiful photos—where's yours?
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Amazon’s Wildlife Threatened By Hydropower Dams, Study Says

July 1, 2015 - 2:42pm
“We’re watching extinction unfold in front of us,” one scientist says of the impact of Brazil’s Balbina Dam.
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Alaska's Seal Hunt Lasted Only a Few Days Because It's So Hot

July 1, 2015 - 1:43pm
The hunt for bearded seal was abnormally short because of melted ice. Native Alaskans worry about losing their traditional foods and culture.
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What Do Florida and a Comet Have in Common? Sinkholes

July 1, 2015 - 1:39pm
Mysterious pits on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko may have formed when the ground beneath them collapsed, say Rosetta mission scientists.
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