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Charts Show How Hurricane Katrina Changed New Orleans

August 29, 2015 - 6:13am
Hurricane Katrina had lasting effects on the physical and social makeup of the Big Easy.
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Bats and Sloths Don't Get Dizzy Hanging Upside Down—Here's Why

August 29, 2015 - 6:10am
Being tiny and moving slowly are key for animals who live on the flip side.
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10 Pictures That Will Have You Running for the Fairgrounds

August 29, 2015 - 6:00am
At most any state fair you’ll find thrills and chills, not to mention prize-winning pies, porkers, parades, and plush toys.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Bipolar Stars and a Radio Phoenix

August 28, 2015 - 2:03pm
The sun illuminates icy fountains on one of Saturn's moons and wildfires rage around Lake Baikal.
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See Which Animals Have the Most Enormous—and Tiniest—Babies

August 28, 2015 - 12:55pm
A giant panda mom is 900 times more massive than her baby, while a giraffe baby is one-tenth the size of its mom.
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3 Timelines Show a World Turning Against Elephant Ivory

August 28, 2015 - 10:00am
A 2012 story on the religious uses of illegal ivory spurred new efforts to save elephants. But the slaughter continues unabated.
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What’s Next For the Orphaned Cubs of Dead Grizzly?

August 28, 2015 - 6:00am
Most offspring of problem bears end up in zoos. Is that the right place for them?
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Oceans Will Rise Much More Than Predicted, NASA Says

August 27, 2015 - 1:30pm
Predictions from a few years ago already are outdated. “Sea levels are rising faster than they were 50 years ago, and it's very likely to get worse,” one scientist says.
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How Female Frogs Get Tricked Into Choosing An "Ugly" Mate

August 27, 2015 - 12:15pm
Picking the right wingman could make or break the chances for a less desirable male túngara frog to find a mate, a new study says.
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Beyond Katrina: 7 Portraits of Grit and Determination

August 27, 2015 - 11:15am
New Orleanians describe the hard journey back home ten years after their beloved city was destroyed by floodwaters when the levees broke.
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Baby Zoo Panda Dies, Showing Difficulty of Keeping Twins Alive

August 26, 2015 - 3:28pm
The National Zoo's strategy of continually swapping the twins between an incubator and their mother wasn't enough to keep one alive.
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How Ancient Palmyra, Now in ISIS's Grip, Grew Rich and Powerful

August 26, 2015 - 1:15pm
A distinctly multicultural trading center grew rich on trade between east and west, until it rebelled against its most powerful customer.
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Tour Guide Killed in Lion Attack Did Everything Right

August 26, 2015 - 10:07am
There's little a person can do in the face of Africa's top predator, experts say.
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A Guide to Detecting an Alien Apocalypse

August 26, 2015 - 10:00am
To find intelligent extraterrestrial life, we might need to find proof of its demise.
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15 Fun, Adorable, and Solemn Pictures of Dogs

August 26, 2015 - 9:30am
Celebrate National Dog Day with these photos from around the world.
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How Neuroscience Is Helping Answer the Question ‘Who Am I?’

August 26, 2015 - 8:00am
Diseases of the mind like Alzheimer’s help us understand what it means to exist or, conversely, feel as if we don’t exist.
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From the U.S. to Saudi Arabia, Women Had to Fight to Vote

August 26, 2015 - 7:00am
95 years ago, women in the U.S. won the right to vote. But it wasn’t just handed to them—they had to demand it.
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Can India's Land of Former Headhunters Make Peace?

August 26, 2015 - 6:58am
For the remote Naga tribes, a surprise accord with Delhi aims to end one of the world's longest-running insurgencies.
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People-Powered Data Visualization

August 25, 2015 - 5:08pm
Through crowdsourcing and citizen science projects, the general public is making profound contributions to research. Can data visualization help make sense of this wealth of new information?
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Century-Old Message in a Bottle Returned to Sender

August 25, 2015 - 4:02pm
A nearly 109-year-old bottle was part of a tradition of dropping objects and instruments into the sea to study ocean currents.
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