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Stunning Time-Lapse Reveals Auroras and Earth From Space

January 5, 2015 - 12:01pm
Stitching together 12,500 images, an astronaut's time-lapse "shows the best our beautiful planet has to offer," according to the European Space Agency.
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The Wide World of Santa Claus

January 4, 2015 - 7:01am
As this photo gallery from our archives shows, Santa Claus is a global icon of Christmas cheer—and sales.
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Krampus's Sidekick? Fanged "Vampire Deer" Explained

January 3, 2015 - 7:31am
If Krampus had reindeer, they might have fangs, but true vampire deer are too shy and gentle to cavort with the Christmas devil.
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Watch a Green Comet Streak Across the Sky for Christmas

January 2, 2015 - 1:16pm
Comet Lovejoy streaks across the sky this week with holiday-appropriate color.
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Laurent de Brunhoff Reveals Shocking Beginning of Beloved Babar Series

January 2, 2015 - 7:31am
The scoop on what's behind the shocking killing of the little elephant's mother in the first Babar book—and on who's writing the series now.
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Refrigerators—Food Shorts

January 1, 2015 - 6:31am
For a project Mark Menjivar calls "Refrigerators," the social worker turned photographer makes as-is images of the fridges of people from all walks of life.
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Was Monkey Actually Trying to Revive Shocked Companion?

January 1, 2015 - 2:01am
A monkey in India revived its companion after it got shocked at a train station. But how did it know what to do?
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Four 2015 Energy Ideas 'Back to the Future' Got (Almost) Right

December 31, 2014 - 10:31am
Hoverboards, flying cars, automatic fill-ups, and fuel from garbage—Back to the Future's energy ideas are close at hand.
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Top 10 Weirdest Animal Stories of 2014: Editors' Picks

December 31, 2014 - 9:16am
From a snake virgin birth to a real-life unicorn, 2014 was a banner year for the bizarre. See our editors' picks for weirdest animal stories.
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New Image of Blue Diamond Cluster Is a Cosmic Showpiece

December 31, 2014 - 9:16am
Head into the backyard to see a little star cluster that packs a lot of glitter.
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Plunging Oil Prices Hurt Iraqi Kurds' Bid for Independence

December 30, 2014 - 4:01pm
Lower oil prices are hurting the chances of Iraq's Kurds to gain independence.
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Krampus the Christmas Devil Is Coming to More Towns. So Where's He From?

December 30, 2014 - 1:31pm
The ancient Christmas devil, Krampus, is showing up at parties and parades in the U.S. and is making a comeback in his native Austria.
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4 Sky Events This Week: Holiday Meteors Soar Before Santa Takes to the Sky

December 30, 2014 - 12:31pm
Season's greetings amid starry nights, bringing sky-watchers a meteor flurry and an X marking the spot on the moon.
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The Surprising Ways That Chickens Changed the World

December 30, 2014 - 11:16am
To the ancients, the chicken was a kind of two-legged pharmacy.
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Teen Inventor Sets His Sights on New Tests for Cancer, Pollution

December 30, 2014 - 5:16am
Emerging Explorer Jack Andrakas won a major science fair in 2012 with his test for pancreatic cancer, and he hopes to take on pollution too.
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New Online Archive Shows Colonial New York Was Rowdy, Filthy, Smelly

December 29, 2014 - 12:16pm
New York City now has a trove of 17th-century documents online, including ordinances that depict New Amsterdam as a raucous, drunken, smelly center of commerce.
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Move Over, Rudolph: National Geographic's Favorite Reindeer Pictures

December 29, 2014 - 12:16pm
With Christmas just around the corner, National Geographic editors choose the most compelling pictures of reindeer and the indigenous people who depend on them.
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What's the Difference Between Rabbits and Hares?

December 29, 2014 - 11:16am
Hares are less social than bunnies, and their lively courtship and skittish behavior likely inspired the term "harebrained."
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EPA Decides That Coal Ash, Which Pervades Our Homes, Is Non-Hazardous

December 27, 2014 - 6:16am
The EPA's decision not to regulate coal ash as hazardous waste could affect how often it's recycled.
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Watch: World's Deepest Fish Lurks 5 Miles Down in Mariana Trench

December 27, 2014 - 5:01am
Video footage shows a delicate, transparent animal with a doglike head more than five miles down.
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