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How to Reduce Global Warming for Fun and Profit

October 13, 2014 - 7:31am
We all live in fear of a hot planet. These companies want to make a business of stopping that.
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Nobel Prize Goes to Inventors of Blue LED: Why It Was Revolutionary

October 12, 2014 - 5:16pm
The Nobel Prize in physics goes to three scientists who invented blue LED lights, which paved the way for tremendously greater lighting efficiency.
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Nobel Prize a Reminder of How the Brain Can Surprise Us

October 12, 2014 - 7:16am
The discovery of location-finding brain cells underlines how our boutique brain specializes for tasks.
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Viewing Guide: Watch Blood Moon During Total Lunar Eclipse on Wednesday

October 11, 2014 - 7:31am
A red-hued lunar eclipse will be visible across most of North America Wednesday morning.
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Why Didn't They Win? 10 Huge Discoveries Without a Nobel Prize

October 11, 2014 - 6:16am
You might be surprised at the famous advances and inventions that have been passed over since the first Nobels in 1901.
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Rare Illness in California Afflicts Children With Polio-Like Symptoms

October 11, 2014 - 6:16am
A California toddler learns to cope with the effects of a rare polio-like disease.
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Every Newly Emerging Disease Like Ebola Begins With a Mystery

October 10, 2014 - 3:46pm
The primary factor in the transmission of Ebola is poverty, says author of a new book about the disease.
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Q&A: How to Survive Any Extreme Weather Disaster

October 10, 2014 - 1:31pm
Thomas Kostigen's new book offers survival guidelines for storms, floods, fires, and more.
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Pictures: Inside the Hajj, One of Earth's Largest Gatherings

October 10, 2014 - 1:31pm
The annual Muslim pilgrimage marks holy rituals.
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Here's Why We Haven't Quite Figured Out How to Feed Billions More People

October 10, 2014 - 1:31pm
Solving the world's looming food crisis will require big investments in agricultural research, yet public support for that is lagging.
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Ancient Tomb Helps Push Turkey to Authorize Force Against Islamic State

October 10, 2014 - 8:46am
Threat to Suleyman Shah's tomb helps trigger Turkey's response to the jihadist group.
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Pictures: Orthodox Observance of Yom Kippur

October 9, 2014 - 4:01pm
Orthodox Jews observe Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, through prayer and symbolic acts.
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As Ebola's Spread Continues, Key Questions and Answers About Virus

October 9, 2014 - 2:46pm
With the first U.S. case of Ebola, there are questions about where the disease came from, how it spreads, and whether it's mutating. Here are some answers.
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Rescued Sochi Dogs Adjusting to an American Life

October 9, 2014 - 10:01am
Ten stray dogs sent to America to avoid extermination in Russia find homes.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Sahara Glows, Hawaii Erupts, and Greenland Melts

October 9, 2014 - 5:16am
See Saturn's winds spin, Sahara sands gleam, and a galaxy puzzle astronomers in this week's best space pictures.
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Last Dance for the Playboy King of Swaziland?

October 8, 2014 - 5:16pm
Swaziland king faces increasing criticism for his lavish lifestyle as nation struggles.
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Can Egypt's Crisis Help Clean Energy Gain Traction?

October 8, 2014 - 5:16pm
Mired in a debilitating energy crisis, Egypt looks to wind and solar as the answer to some of its longtime woes. But will it work?
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"Indomitable" Jaguars May Have Lessons in Survival for Us

October 8, 2014 - 4:01pm
Jaguar corridors in Central and South America are helping "the sumo wrestler of the animal kingdom" survive.
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As Officials Track Texas Ebola Victim's Contacts, Criticism and Questions Mount

October 8, 2014 - 1:31pm
Officials criticize handling of Dallas case, while a nurses group raises broader concerns.
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Q&A: Environmental Firebrand Bill McKibben: People, Not Exxon, Own the Sky

October 8, 2014 - 12:31pm
After the People's Climate March in New York, the environmental activist talks about what's next for the climate movement.
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