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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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9 Beautiful Night Pictures From Your Shot

June 24, 2014 - 5:01pm
See fishing bats, moonlit boats, and monsoon rains in these pictures from our After Midnight Your Shot assignment.
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Fish-Eating Spiders Can Catch Prey 5 Times Their Size

June 24, 2014 - 2:31pm
A new study finds there are more fish-eating spiders, in more parts of the world, than previously thought.
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Earth’s Most Abundant Mineral Finally Gets a Name

June 24, 2014 - 12:16pm
Meet bridgmanite, which is found deep beneath Earth's surface and was identified in a meteorite.
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Iraq Crisis: "Ancient Hatreds Turning Into Modern Realities"

June 24, 2014 - 11:01am
A Middle East expert and former policy adviser explains the dangers ahead as ISIS militants press onward to Baghdad.
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Will Venus Express Spacecraft Crash or Keep Decoding Planet's Secrets?

June 24, 2014 - 9:48am
After a lifetime spent orbiting the planet Venus, a spacecraft's final mission promises to be its most daring.
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2500-Year-Old Greek Statues Sparkle After Facelift

June 24, 2014 - 9:48am
Stripping decades of grime from five marble statues in Athens has restored their beauty.
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Opinion: We Could Find Life on Another Planet. Do We Have the Will?

June 24, 2014 - 5:16am
The discovery of geysers on Jupiter's moon Europa has made it easier and cheaper to determine whether life exists there.
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Canada Approves Controversial Northern Gateway Pipeline: What Now?

June 24, 2014 - 5:16am
Canada has approved the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline, but construction hinges on overcoming steadfast opposition by First Nations.
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