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Was Six-Million-Year-Old Turd Auctioned for $10,000 a Faux Poo?

August 5, 2014 - 9:48am
A six-million-year-old piece of fossilized dung that sold for more than $10,000 at auction may not actually be of animal origin.
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Fatal Strike a Rarity in "Lightning Proof" Southern California

August 5, 2014 - 9:48am
A lightning strike that left one man dead and 13 injured in Venice Beach is a rare event in Southern California.
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Social Octopus Species Shatters Beliefs About Ocean Dwellers

August 5, 2014 - 7:16am
The discovery of an octopus that lives in big groups is shattering even the most expansive ideas of known octopus behavior.
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Q&A: Ebola Spreads in Africa—and Likely Will Spread Beyond

August 4, 2014 - 2:31pm
The Ebola virus has killed a Liberian doctor and infected two Americans in the worst-ever Ebola epidemic, which has now spread to Nigeria.
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Asteroid Timing Erased the Dinosaurs?

August 4, 2014 - 1:16pm
Amid volcanoes and climate zig-zags, an asteroid impact bumped off dinosaurs at a weak moment for the giant beasts.
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Animals From Space: Polar Bears, Penguins Tracked Via Satellite

August 3, 2014 - 5:31am
Keeping tabs on polar bears, penguins, and other creatures via satellite can be cheaper, easier, and more accurate, scientists say.
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On the Hundredth Anniversary of the Start of World War I, Remembering the Part Animals Played

August 3, 2014 - 5:31am
Ten million men died during the 1914-18 conflict—and so did eight million horses.
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Amelia Earhart’s 1935 Story on Becoming First to Fly From Hawaii to California

August 2, 2014 - 8:46am
Amelia Earhart's first-person account on becoming the first pilot to fly from Hawaii to California
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How World War I Helps Explain Today's Middle East Bloodshed

August 2, 2014 - 6:16am
Bloodshed in the Middle East today can be traced back to the war that began a hundred years ago tomorrow.
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Q&A: Was Teen Pilot's Tragic Round-the-World Flight Attempt Too Risky?

August 2, 2014 - 5:01am
A teen and his father took on too much risk in trying to set a world flight record in 30 days, says Barrington Irving, a young pilot who set his own record in 2007.
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Pictures: Nice Day for a Picnic—a Century of Outdoor Eating Around the World

August 1, 2014 - 1:01pm
Campers dine in the desert, workers take a midday break, and sweethearts kiss near the Eiffel Tower.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: A Cosmic Cluster, a Heavenly Halo, and a Supernova's Ashes

August 1, 2014 - 1:01pm
A halo of stars highlights a galaxy and a supernova image is spiffed up in this week's best space pictures.
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Tropical Fish Cause Trouble as Climate Change Drives Them Toward the Poles

July 31, 2014 - 2:16pm
Climate change drives sea creatures toward the Poles and into conflict with established communities.
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Q&A: Scientist Studied His Poop for a Year to Learn About Gut Bugs

July 31, 2014 - 1:01pm
From flossing to food poisoning, scientists saw life's up and downs altering their gut bugs.
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Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

July 31, 2014 - 1:01pm
A Siberian fossil of a new dinosaur species suggests most were probably feathered.
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Opinion: It's Time to Stop Thinking That All Non-Native Species Are Evil

July 31, 2014 - 12:01pm
Have we been obsessing too much about invasive species? Is it time to stop hating them and focus on more important things—like preventing extinction?
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Video: How (and Why) to Sail a 19th-Century Whaling Ship

July 31, 2014 - 10:46am
A modern crew learns the secrets of sailing a restored New England whaling ship.
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Dramatic Pictures of Recent Sinkholes Reveal Hazards Lurking Below

July 31, 2014 - 10:46am
Natural and human-caused sinkholes have swallowed cars and houses in Florida, Minnesota, England, China, Latin America, and beyond.
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As Fiery Accidents Pile Up, U.S. Proposes New Rules for Oil Trains

July 31, 2014 - 9:31am
The U.S. Department of Transportation rolled out long-promised standards on Wednesday.
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Blue Whale "Hot Spots" Overlap With Shipping Lanes, Raising Threats

July 30, 2014 - 3:01pm
Popular spots for blue whales off the California coast overlap commercial shipping lanes, a new study finds.
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