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Sketching with Data Opens the Mind’s Eye

July 10, 2015 - 12:59pm
When does drawing become design? When does design become a story?
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Half-Orange, Half-Brown Lobster Found—How Rare Is It?

July 10, 2015 - 12:10pm
The split-colored specimen is among a group of colorful crustaceans caught every year, including calico and blue lobsters.
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Why Do We Call Them the 'Dog Days' of Summer?

July 10, 2015 - 10:15am
It doesn’t have to do with dogs lying around in the heat—the phrase comes from ancient Greek beliefs about a star.
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The First Battle Fought Only in the Sky Began 75 Years Ago

July 10, 2015 - 9:48am
The Battle of Britain changed war, and the world, forever.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Black Hole Bursts, Storms Swirl

July 10, 2015 - 7:20am
X-rays shoot from an erupting black hole and typhoons line up to take shots at Asia.
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Does Stuffing Animals Help Save Them?

July 10, 2015 - 6:00am
Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History talks about taxidermy and conservation as the sixth extinction rears its head.
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Syrians Race to Save Ancient City's Treasures from ISIS

July 10, 2015 - 6:00am
As ISIS fighters invaded Palmyra, museum curators were packing artifacts and loading trucks for a last-minute escape.
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Hilarious SharkFest Promo Takes Bite Out of Competition

July 9, 2015 - 12:51pm
Comedian Rory Scovel riffs on TV sharks.
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Iraq's Famed Marshes Are Disappearing—Again

July 9, 2015 - 6:00am
A decade after the restoration of their once fruitful wetlands, the Marsh Arabs are struggling to cope with the country's water shortage.
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Shark Attack Risk Is Down Sharply Since 1950

July 8, 2015 - 10:00pm
New study highlights real factors behind rise in reported attacks and offers safety tips.
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This Is the Year’s Best Drone Photography

July 8, 2015 - 2:30pm
The winning images of an international competition include a selfie with sharks and sky-high views of famous cities and monuments.
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Can Killing More Elephants Actually Help to Save Them?

July 8, 2015 - 10:24am
With nearly half Mozambique’s elephants wiped out by poaching since 2009, the World Bank’s decision to fund sport hunting is called into question.
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Watch: Sleeper Shark Pops Up in Unexpected Place

July 8, 2015 - 10:00am
"We were freaking out," says volcano scientist who discovered a shark living somewhere it wasn't supposed to be.
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Why Wasn't This Town Prepared When the Big Tornado Hit?

July 8, 2015 - 6:00am
In May of 2013, a monster twister hit Moore, Oklahoma and killed 25 people—among them, seven small children. It didn’t have to be that way.
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Pluto Spacecraft Sends Photos As Excitement Builds for Flyby

July 7, 2015 - 9:43am
After the New Horizons spacecraft briefly went silent, NASA quickly returned it to full operations and has released bizarre new photos of Pluto.
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‘Salvation Fish’ That Sustained Native People Now Needs Saving

July 7, 2015 - 6:00am
Traditional fishermen lead the fight to bring back a species that has an outsize role in nature and culture.
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Alien Hunting Could Go High-Definition With Giant Space Telescope

July 6, 2015 - 11:52am
A new study makes the case for building a supersize space telescope that would create images five times sharper than Hubble's.
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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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