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Summer Solstice Pictures: From Stonehenge to Carhenge

June 28, 2014 - 10:46am
Pictures from around the world depict sites where people celebrate the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Q&A: How a College Student Will Send a Time Capsule to Mars

June 28, 2014 - 7:01am
A college student has an ambitious plan to send millions of digital messages to the red planet.
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Fabien Cousteau Leads "Aquanauts" in Record-Breaking Undersea Expedition

June 28, 2014 - 7:01am
Timed for 50 years after a historic Jacques Cousteau effort, Mission 31 advances ocean science and exploration.
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Global Ocean Commission Calls for Sweeping International Reforms

June 27, 2014 - 1:02pm
New report targets high seas fishing, drilling, and pollution.
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Global Warming a Significant Driver of Farmer Migration, Study Finds

June 27, 2014 - 10:31am
Earthquakes, volcanoes, and floods won't outweigh global warming as a driver for migration, suggests a study of Indonesian farmers.
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"God Particle" Collider Rebooting to Be Most Powerful Yet

June 27, 2014 - 10:31am
The Large Hadron Collider is set to illuminate more about the so-called God particle and dark matter, experts said in Copenhagen.
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World Cup Material? Baby Elephants Have Impressive Soccer Skills, New Video Shows

June 27, 2014 - 7:01am
Watch baby elephants at a Kenya orphanage play soccer with their feet and trunks.
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Civil Rights Museum in Mississippi Arouses Hope—and Distrust

June 27, 2014 - 5:46am
The museum was meant to heal wounds, but some ask whether the state can truly own its shameful past.
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A Teenage Girl's Life-Changing Encounter With Elephants

June 26, 2014 - 10:16am
Sheila Hamanaka's new graphic novel for young readers describes an American teenage girl's life-changing encounter with elephants.
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Q&A: How One Entrepreneur Set Out to Save Uganda's Forests—and Help It

June 26, 2014 - 9:01am
Sanga Moses, the founder of Eco-Fuel Africa, talks about how his fuel enterprise is preventing deforestation and improving prospects for rural families.
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Grand Cosmological Claim Crumbles?

June 26, 2014 - 9:01am
Doubts about the discovery of primordial gravitational waves are met with added caution by the team responsible for the find.
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5 Key Takeaways From Startling Global Refugee Report

June 26, 2014 - 7:46am
For the first time since World War II, the number of refugees has passed 50 million, says a new report from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
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Summer Solstice Pictures: From Stonehenge to Carhenge

June 26, 2014 - 6:31am
Pictures from around the world depict sites where people celebrate the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
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After 450 Years, Archaeologists Still Hunting for Magnificent Sultan’s Heart

June 26, 2014 - 5:16am
With the 450th anniversary of Süleyman's death approaching, a search is under way to find the Ottoman sultan's lost tomb.
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Best Space Pictures: A Black Hole Blows, Waters Recede, and a Mountain Erupts

June 25, 2014 - 5:16pm
Astronauts watch soccer from space, stars light up the night sky, and a galaxy gets a ring in this week's best space pictures.
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Afghan Woman Who Went to School in Disguise Opens Boarding School for Girls

June 25, 2014 - 4:01pm
Shabana Basij-Rasikh, who evaded the Taliban to get an education, is creating a boarding school for girls in Afghanistan.
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Zombie Spacecraft Rescue Planned by Private Group

June 25, 2014 - 11:01am
If all goes well, a NASA spacecraft that has been tumbling unwanted through space will be rescued by a private group.
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Opinion: Killing of Great Tusker in Kenya Recalls Lesson From the Past

June 25, 2014 - 6:16am
A revered great tusker named Ahmed lived out his natural life, thanks to presidential protection by Kenya's former leader Jomo Kenyatta.
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Bonanza of Skulls in 'Pit of Bones' Changes View of Neanderthals

June 25, 2014 - 6:16am
A cave in Spain has yielded a cache of ancient Neanderthal skulls that point to early facial evolution in our ancient cousins.
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Mother Yaks Are a Step Above the Rest

June 25, 2014 - 5:16am
A new study of Tibetan yaks—close relatives of American bison—finds that mothers climb highest when seeking food or safety.
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