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Week's Best Space Pictures: A Cosmic Cluster, a Heavenly Halo, and a Supernova's Ashes

August 1, 2014 - 1:01pm
A halo of stars highlights a galaxy and a supernova image is spiffed up in this week's best space pictures.
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Tropical Fish Cause Trouble as Climate Change Drives Them Toward the Poles

July 31, 2014 - 2:16pm
Climate change drives sea creatures toward the Poles and into conflict with established communities.
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Q&A: Scientist Studied His Poop for a Year to Learn About Gut Bugs

July 31, 2014 - 1:01pm
From flossing to food poisoning, scientists saw life's up and downs altering their gut bugs.
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Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

July 31, 2014 - 1:01pm
A Siberian fossil of a new dinosaur species suggests most were probably feathered.
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Opinion: It's Time to Stop Thinking That All Non-Native Species Are Evil

July 31, 2014 - 12:01pm
Have we been obsessing too much about invasive species? Is it time to stop hating them and focus on more important things—like preventing extinction?
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Video: How (and Why) to Sail a 19th-Century Whaling Ship

July 31, 2014 - 10:46am
A modern crew learns the secrets of sailing a restored New England whaling ship.
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Dramatic Pictures of Recent Sinkholes Reveal Hazards Lurking Below

July 31, 2014 - 10:46am
Natural and human-caused sinkholes have swallowed cars and houses in Florida, Minnesota, England, China, Latin America, and beyond.
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As Fiery Accidents Pile Up, U.S. Proposes New Rules for Oil Trains

July 31, 2014 - 9:31am
The U.S. Department of Transportation rolled out long-promised standards on Wednesday.
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Blue Whale "Hot Spots" Overlap With Shipping Lanes, Raising Threats

July 30, 2014 - 3:01pm
Popular spots for blue whales off the California coast overlap commercial shipping lanes, a new study finds.
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American-Born Gangs Helping Drive Immigrant Crisis at U.S. Border

July 30, 2014 - 11:16am
Central America's spiraling violence has a Los Angeles connection.
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Report: Gulf and Atlantic Coasts Not Prepared for Sea-Level Rise

July 30, 2014 - 11:16am
The National Research Council warns that U.S. coasts are at risk of flooding and storm damage, thanks to climate change.
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Map: No-Fly Zones and Restricted Airspaces

July 30, 2014 - 10:01am
Israel and eastern Ukraine join the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's list of places with flight prohibitions.
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Causes of Deadly Washington Mudslide Revealed in Scientific Report

July 29, 2014 - 12:16pm
The report says that logging in the area may have played a role.
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First Nation Tribe Discovers Grizzly Bear "Highway" in Its Backyard

July 29, 2014 - 11:01am
Canada's Heiltsuk people discover more grizzlies living in their midst than they thought.
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Smallpox and Anthrax Scandals Cap History of Fumbling Dangerous Materials

July 29, 2014 - 9:49am
The CDC, NIH, and FDA have mishandled hazardous materials, but they aren't alone.
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At Crash Scene of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Rebels Blame Ukraine

July 28, 2014 - 5:01pm
In rebel-held Ukraine, the fighters searching for bodies are adamant Ukraine is to blame for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
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Gaza's Tunnels, Now Used to Attack Israel, Began as Economic Lifelines

July 28, 2014 - 2:46pm
Citizens of Gaza have long used tunnels as economic lifelines. Now Hamas is using them to attack Israel.
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What Do Wild Animals Do in a Wildfire?

July 28, 2014 - 1:31pm
As summer wildfires burn a million acres in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, some of the wild animals that live there have evolved to cope with—and even thrive after—the flames.
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The Battle to Be King of the Lumberjacks

July 28, 2014 - 6:16am
In a hail of wood chips and sawdust, beefy woodsmen at the U.S. lumberjacking championships show that experience matters in the "original extreme sport."
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The Denali Climb That Became One of the Deadliest

July 28, 2014 - 6:16am
A 1967 expedition to the top of Denali (Mount McKinley), America's highest peak, turned tragic when seven members of a 12-man team lost their lives in a storm.
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