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Why Your Fridge Pollutes and How It's Changing

March 8, 2015 - 1:01am
The U.S. and other countries take steps to make new refrigerators and air conditioners less harmful to the planet.
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'Extinct' Bird Rediscovered in Myanmar, Surprising Scientists

March 8, 2015 - 1:01am
The Myanmar Jerdon's babbler was thought to have gone the way of the dodo—until scientists stumbled across it during a 2014 expedition.
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Watch: Ice Fishermen Pull Up Live Bird

March 8, 2015 - 1:01am
Watch fishermen in Pennsylvania catch a red-breasted merganser.
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Ringling Bros. to Retire Its Circus Elephants

March 8, 2015 - 1:01am
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey has long been under fire for its treatment of elephants.
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Galaxy in Front of Supernova Creates Cosmic Mirage: Einstein Cross

March 8, 2015 - 1:01am
Astronomers are watching a strange supernova explode nine billion light-years away.
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Fastest Star in the Milky Way Found Zipping Out of Galaxy

March 8, 2015 - 1:01am
A dwarf star is en route to intergalactic space at millions of miles an hour—and its origin could have cosmic implications.
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Astronomers Find a Long-Lost Ocean on Mars

March 8, 2015 - 1:01am
Planetary scientists have figured out how much water filled a Martian sea four billion years ago—and it was a lot.
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Why Do Killer Whales Undergo Menopause?

March 8, 2015 - 1:01am
Female killer whales that live long past their "childbearing" days may be wise matriarchs that help their groups survive, a new study claims.
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Chemical Exposure Linked to Billions in Health Care Costs

March 8, 2015 - 1:01am
Chemicals that mimic estrogen and other hormones are costing the EU $175 billion per year in health care, according to new research.
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As Smog Thins in L.A., Dramatic Evidence of Kids' Healthier Lungs

March 8, 2015 - 1:01am
New study shows Los Angeles-area kids have fewer breathing problems now than they did in the 1990s.
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Lack of Snow Leaves California's 'Water Tower' Running Low

March 8, 2015 - 1:01am
Rising temperatures and declining snowpack in the mountains mean that the drought across the western U.S. is about to get even worse.
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Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

March 8, 2015 - 1:01am
The discovery of a jawbone, along with a reconstruction of another fossil, shed light on the mysterious million-year period when the genus Homo first evolved.
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Yaks May Be Climbing Higher Due to Climate Change

March 8, 2015 - 1:01am
A lack of snow on the Tibetan Plateau is pushing thirsty yak females into steeper habitat, a new study says.
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Did Dog-Human Alliance Drive Out the Neanderthals?

March 8, 2015 - 1:01am
With the help of wolf dogs, early humans out-hunted—and outlasted—Neanderthals.
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Weasel Rides Woodpecker in Viral Photo—But Is It Real?

March 8, 2015 - 1:01am
A once-in-a-lifetime photo shows what happens when a weasel attacks a woodpecker—and gets more than it bargained for.
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Pictures: 8 Amazing Animals at Risk From Wildlife Crimes

March 8, 2015 - 1:01am
In observance of the World Wildlife Day's mission of highlighting wildlife crimes, here are some of the animals that fall prey to people's thirst for trophies and exotic cures.
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Taliban Assassins Target Pakistan's Polio Vaccinators

March 8, 2015 - 1:01am
Pakistani health workers-many of them women—continue to face Taliban bullets and bombs in their quest to inoculate children.
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Why Do Butterflies Have Such Vibrant Colors and Patterns?

March 7, 2015 - 9:09pm
Whether shiny gold or iridescent blue, colors help butterflies camouflage and communicate.
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Our Favorite Pictures of Jewels, From Hope Diamond to Fakes

March 7, 2015 - 12:24pm
Our favorite photos of jewels from National Geographic's archives. Some of the jewels are still rough stones, barely out of the ground; others have been passed from hand to hand for decades.
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Arctic Ship Breaks Free of Ice for Historic Expedition

March 7, 2015 - 8:46am
A Norwegian research vessel will spend six months on the sea ice to study the changing Arctic.
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