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Birds "Walk" on Water to Impress Mates—Here's How They Do It

April 22, 2015 - 4:00pm
Frantic foot slaps and a wonky stride allow "dancing" grebes to skim the surface without sinking, a new study says.
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Ancient Egyptian Artifacts Smuggled Into U.S. Are Heading Home

April 22, 2015 - 3:17pm
Objects include mummy coffins cut into pieces and sent to dealer via express mail.
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Rarely Observed 'Quadruple' Rainbow Isn't What it Seems

April 22, 2015 - 11:04am
A combination of reflections gave birth to the four rainbows captured in a picture by a woman in Long Island.
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Are Two Giant Black Holes About to Collide?

April 22, 2015 - 9:51am
A flickering quasar may be signaling that the most colossal of cosmic smashups could be just a few years away.
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Earth Day Pictures: 10 Of World's Greenest Buildings

April 22, 2015 - 8:02am
Eco-friendly buildings can be both affordable and beautiful, say the jurors of an annual architecture award.
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Is Genetically Engineered Food A Fraud?

April 22, 2015 - 7:56am
Claims author: It’s the biggest fraud in the history of science and not the answer to feeding the world.
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New Species of See-Through Frog Found, Looks Like Kermit

April 21, 2015 - 3:14pm
The Muppets lookalike is the first glass frog discovered in Costa Rica since 1973.
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Lucrative But Thirsty Almonds Come Under Fire Amid Drought

April 21, 2015 - 2:00pm
Does it make sense for California to grow so many almonds when it has so little water?
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This Week's Must-See Show Is the Lyrid Meteor Shower

April 21, 2015 - 1:30pm
Shooting stars will light up the night skies on Wednesday, and if you miss them you can catch a sprinkling for a few nights afterward.
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This Chart Shows How U.S. Carbon Emissions Are Rising—Again

April 21, 2015 - 10:55am
Economic growth helped drive up U.S. energy-related carbon emissions in 2014, for the second consecutive year. Will this continue?
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Watch: Wolf Spider Squashed, Hundreds of Babies Emerge

April 21, 2015 - 10:28am
A scene in Australia gave people a start, but there’s a simple explanation, say scientists.
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New Recipe for Conquering Everest: Rethinking Methods, Route

April 20, 2015 - 1:29pm
A veteran guide focuses on pre-climb training and the Tibetan side of the mountain.
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Road-Eating, Slow-Motion Landslide Caught on Video

April 20, 2015 - 1:16pm
Russian authorities are investigating a massive earthflow that took down trees and power lines.
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This Week's Night Sky: See an Eclipse of Two Jupiter Moons

April 20, 2015 - 12:42pm
In the middle of the week, the Lyrid meteor shower creates a late-night show.
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Pictures: Billions of Blue Jellyfish Wash Up on American Beaches

April 20, 2015 - 9:45am
The animals known as "by-the-wind sailors" stay out on the open ocean—until the winds change.
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Sixty-Seven Years of Oil and Gas Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

April 20, 2015 - 9:15am
Deepwater drilling is increasing in the Gulf. Oil companies say it’s safer now, but critics say spills are inevitable.
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Is Deepwater Drilling Safer, 5 Years After Worst Oil Spill?

April 20, 2015 - 8:48am
Deepwater drilling is increasing in the Gulf. Oil companies say it’s safer now, but critics say spills are inevitable.
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Amazon Dams Keep the Lights On But Could Hurt Fish, Forests

April 19, 2015 - 8:18am
A surge in hydroelectric power could displace the iconic region’s indigenous peoples and resources.
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Rewilding Farm Creates Refuge for England’s Rare Turtledoves

April 19, 2015 - 8:14am
The owners of Knepp Castle Estate, in Sussex, converted their 3,500 acres from crops to wilderness—and now rejoice in the transformation.
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Why Elephants Are As Ritualistic and Violent As the Mafia

April 19, 2015 - 6:00am
It’s all about power, dominance, reverence, brutality and—above all—family.
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