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Week's Best Space Pictures: Antares Falls, Mars Mystifies, and the Sun Rises

November 6, 2014 - 11:46am
A sunrise consoles space station crew after the loss of an unmanned Antares supply rocket, with Mars and the stars offering more consolation.
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Meet 5 "Zombie" Parasites That Mind-Control Their Hosts

November 6, 2014 - 8:16am
It's no Halloween movie—some parasites hijack their hosts' brains to make them act in horrific ways.
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Hawaiian Lava Invading Village Homes, Spurring Evacuation

November 5, 2014 - 1:16pm
A fissure leaking lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has crawled downslope, federal officials report, coming close to homes.
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New Oil Train Safety Rules Divide Rail Industry

November 5, 2014 - 1:16pm
Many railroad companies want more time to retrofit cars in the U.S. and Canada, but some are forging ahead.
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6 Bat Myths Busted: Are They Really Blind?

November 5, 2014 - 1:16pm
This Halloween, we're quashing rumors about the maligned mammal. For starters, they don't make nests in your hair.
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Pictures: Halloween and Day of the Dead Celebrated Worldwide

November 5, 2014 - 12:02pm
These photos of jack-o'-lanterns, ancestral shrines, and ghoulish costumes are sure to put you in a spooky mood for Halloween
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National Bat Week Pictures: Just in Time for Halloween!

November 5, 2014 - 12:02pm
Celebrate National Bat Week by getting to know the world's only flying mammal.
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DJ Spooky: Multimedia Mixes to Save the Planet

November 4, 2014 - 5:01pm
Paul D. Miller synthesizes art, music, and data to spotlight environmental issues.
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Mystery of Earth's Water Origin Solved

November 4, 2014 - 2:46pm
Ancient meteorites reveal that our planet had plenty of water, right from the start.
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Weird Animal Question of the Week: What's the Biggest Killer Plant?

November 4, 2014 - 2:46pm
With Halloween around the corner, we take a closer look at Earth's biggest and nastiest carnivorous flora.
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Killer Fungus Threatens Salamanders

November 4, 2014 - 1:31pm
An Asian fungus is ravaging salamanders in Europe and could kill off populations in North America and elsewhere, researchers say.
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Dwarf Galaxies Dim Hopes of Dark Matter

November 4, 2014 - 12:31pm
For five years physicists have been tantalized by possible evidence of dark matter in the Milky Way's center. But new results from small satellite galaxies have complicated the story.
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Watching the Multi-Million-Dollar Decision to Blow Up a Rocket

November 4, 2014 - 9:01am
A National Geographic staffer on the scene recounts NASA's decision to blow up a space station resupply rocket.
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High Levels of Dangerous Chemicals Found in Air Near Oil and Gas Sites

November 3, 2014 - 4:01pm
A study of the air near oil and gas drilling sites in five U.S. states found sometimes dangerously high concentrations of chemicals.
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More Than One-Third of U.S. Shrimp May Be Mislabeled, Study Says

November 3, 2014 - 4:01pm
A new Oceana study warns that much shrimp in the U.S. may be mislabeled, hurting sustainability efforts.
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40-Year-Old Russian Engine at Heart of Rocket Investigation

November 3, 2014 - 1:31pm
After a space station supply rocket explosion, reliance on refurbished Russian rockets raises questions.
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Surprising Inner-City Frog Among 7 New Species Found in Asia

November 3, 2014 - 12:16pm
A frog species from the inner city heads a list of newly described golden-backed frogs in India and Sri Lanka.
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Should the Government Fund Only Science in the "National Interest"?

November 3, 2014 - 12:16pm
Who decides which research gets funding? The U.S. Congress is fighting over whether politicians or scientists make the call.
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Big City, Big Surprise: New York City's Newest Species Is a Frog

November 3, 2014 - 7:31am
A frog species escaped notice for decades, only to be discovered on Staten Island.
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Asteroids Offer Stepping-Stones to Mars, Expert Says

November 2, 2014 - 3:46am
An expert has a new plan for traveling to Mars: Hop there from asteroid to asteroid.
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