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Dung Beetles Roll With It

April 18, 2015 - 7:31am
How do starry-eyed dung beetles get around during the day?
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How Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Train Journey Made History

April 18, 2015 - 7:28am
On the 150th anniversary of that trip, historian Adam Goodheart reflects on the rail splitter’s special connection to railroads.
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First Ever Picture Taken of a Rare African Monkey

April 18, 2015 - 7:22am
The Bouvier’s red colobus monkey had not been seen in some 40 years and was thought by many to be extinct.
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Why Did ‘Shocking' Amounts of BP Oil Fall to the Seafloor?

April 18, 2015 - 6:00am
A newly discovered process that makes oil drop like stones may inspire better cleanup strategies, experts say.
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For Earth Day, 14 Pictures of Extraordinary Trees

April 18, 2015 - 6:00am
See photographs of surreal, tall, and tiny trees.
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Ultra-Rare Black Flamingo Spotted in Cyprus

April 17, 2015 - 2:45pm
The unusually colored bird could be one of a kind, experts say.
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Why Shroud of Turin's Secrets Continue to Elude Science

April 17, 2015 - 12:25pm
As the venerated relic goes on public exhibition, its origin remains a mystery wrapped in an enigma.
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Watch Incredibly Rare White Monkeys Ghost Through a Forest

April 17, 2015 - 11:24am
In addition to these spider monkeys, the world of unusually white animals includes lions, bears and squirrels.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Pluto Comes in Color And A Moon Shines

April 17, 2015 - 10:14am
A spacecraft sends the first ever color picture of Pluto and a Saturnian moon basks in reflected light in this week's best space pictures.
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Oldest Stone Tools Discovered in Kenya

April 16, 2015 - 3:52pm
3.3 million-year-old artifacts reveal primitive ancestors like “Lucy” may have been capable of tool-making
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Asteroids Bear Scars of Moon’s Violent Formation

April 16, 2015 - 12:00pm
Asteroids contain signs of the colossal collision that formed the moon.
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How Oil Spills Can Literally Break Fish Hearts

April 16, 2015 - 10:20am
Tiny amounts of Gulf oil, toxic to baby fish, could have worldwide implications, scientists say.
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Pictures: Centuries After Death, Mummies Still Telling Stories

April 16, 2015 - 10:00am
A crypt in Vilnius, Lithuania, offers insights into 18th- and 19th-century life and health.
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Is This Picture-Taking Octopus as Smart as She Seems?

April 16, 2015 - 8:55am
Octopuses can be trained to do many things, but this one may be getting too much credit.
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Do Chimps Trade Food for Sex?

April 15, 2015 - 10:00pm
When male chimpanzees seek sex but female chimps are more interested in food, the result is a passionate clash of appetites.
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Bighorn Sheep Are Helicoptering Their Way Back From the Brink

April 15, 2015 - 12:26pm
California Fish and Wildlife is helping endangered bighorn sheep reclaim their old range—by lifting them over the humans and mountain lions.
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Dark Matter May Be Less Mysterious Than We Thought

April 15, 2015 - 12:18pm
Unlike ordinary particles, dark matter seems to feel only gravity, not the other forces of nature. But new observations show that might not be true after all
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Ancient Cosmic Smack-Up May Have Made Earth’s Molten Core

April 15, 2015 - 12:09pm
Ancient collision explains presence of radioactive elements that keep planet’s center from solidifying.
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How Two Sisters’ Love Helped Them Survive Auschwitz

April 15, 2015 - 11:46am
Lessons in the triumph of love and compassion over intolerance and hate.
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Rare Video Captures Sperm Whale in Deep Sea

April 15, 2015 - 10:55am
An ROV captured dramatic footage in the Gulf of Mexico 2,000 feet below the surface.
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