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Newly Discovered Engraving May Revise Picture of Neanderthal Intelligence

September 9, 2014 - 4:01pm
A grooved carving found in a cave on Gibraltar points to symbolic thought among Neanderthals, scholars report.
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As California Warms, Greener Mountains Will Mean Less Water for People

September 9, 2014 - 4:01pm
Climate change will put more trees on the mountains but less water in the rivers, study says.
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Century After Extinction, Passenger Pigeons Remain Iconic—And Scientists Hope to Bring Them Back

September 9, 2014 - 12:16pm
The 100th anniversary of the last of the species finds biologists dreaming of preventing or even reversing extinctions.
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Pictures: On Labor Day, Honoring Workers Around the World

September 9, 2014 - 10:01am
On U.S. Labor Day, we honor the people who labor daily to make their lives—and ours—better.
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Pictures: Volcanoes Erupting Around the World This Week

September 8, 2014 - 2:16pm
Photographers captured volcanoes rumbling to life around the world, from Papua New Guinea to Ecuador.
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Half of Syrians Displaced: 5 Takeaways From New UN Report

September 7, 2014 - 7:46am
As many as three million people have fled the country, and millions more have been internally displaced within Syria.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: A Martian "Footprint," a Fledgling Star, and an Erupting Island

September 6, 2014 - 4:16pm
Mars sports a weird crater, a young star gleams in its own reflection, and a new island continues a fiery growth spurt.
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Q&A: Were Modern Ideas—and the American Revolution—Born on Ships at Sea?

September 6, 2014 - 5:16am
Unsung heroes of the seas—how pirates, slaves, and motley crews shaped the modern world.
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Can Elephants Survive a Legal Ivory Trade? Debate Is Shifting Against It

September 5, 2014 - 5:01pm
Stirring renewed debate, a respected conservationist argues that government corruption makes a legal ivory trade unworkable.
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Many Bald Eagles Are Victims of Lead Poisoning, But This One Got Intensive Careb

September 5, 2014 - 5:01pm
An eagle and its rescuers fight for its survival after the raptor is found dying by the side of the road.
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Ancient DNA Sheds New Light on Arctic's Earliest People

September 5, 2014 - 2:31pm
Arctic's first human arrivals kept to themselves for thousands of years.
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Wild Birds' Songs, Feather Colors Changed by Mercury Contamination

September 5, 2014 - 2:31pm
Mercury in the environment affects birds' brains and alters the songs that they sing.
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20 New Coral Species Listed as Threatened Under the Endangered Species

September 5, 2014 - 12:31pm
This newest listing under the Endangered Species Act brings the total number of coral species protected under the act to 22.
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Maritza Morales Casanova: Saving Mexico's Environment Through Children

September 5, 2014 - 8:46am
Since age 10, Maritza Morales Casanova has been at the forefront of Mexico's conservation and education efforts.
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"Spooky" Quantum Entanglement Reveals Invisible Objects

September 4, 2014 - 3:31pm
In a physics first, quantum entanglement of two-colored laser beams created pictures of otherwise unseeable objects, experimenters report.
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Iraqi Christians Weigh Taking Up Arms Against the Islamic State

September 4, 2014 - 2:16pm
Christian groups in northern Iraq are newly determined to defend their ancient homeland.
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Iceland's Seabird Colonies Are Vanishing, With "Massive" Chick Deaths

September 4, 2014 - 7:01am
Climate and ocean changes blamed for huge losses of puffins, kittiwakes, and terns.
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Q&A: To Stem Africa’s Illegal Ivory Trade to Asia, Focus on Key Shipping Ports

September 3, 2014 - 2:01pm
Efforts to stop the illegal killing of African elephants should focus on ivory transshipment ports and personnel.
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World’s Largest Dam Removal Unleashes U.S. River After Century of Electric Production

September 3, 2014 - 12:46pm
The last section of dam is being blasted from the Elwha River on Washington's Olympic Peninsula on Tuesday.
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Tons of Emissions from Power Plants Are Already Locked In, Study Says

September 3, 2014 - 11:31am
The world's existing power plants are locking in more than 300 billion tons of future emissions that aren't being accounted for, a new study says.
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