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Polar Bear Numbers Plummeting in Alaska, Canada—What About the Rest?

November 26, 2014 - 10:01am
The southern Beaufort Sea has lost almost half its polar bears in the past decade, but those in the remote Arctic remain a mystery.
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Weird Animal Question of the Week: How Do Moose Get So Big Eating Plants?

November 26, 2014 - 7:31am
Carnivores may be at the top of the food chain, but herbivores are often heftier. What gives?
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More Than Ebola, Other Tropical Diseases Pose Growing Threat to U.S.

November 25, 2014 - 3:16pm
Dengue, chagas, and chikungunya may establish U.S. footholds.
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Why Is Record Cold and Epic Snow Hitting U.S. So Early?

November 25, 2014 - 12:47pm
Unusually early winter weather stems from jet stream and Asian typhoon.
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Sister Secret Agents in World War II Fought Alongside Men

November 25, 2014 - 12:47pm
As secret agents in World War II, British women fought alongside men, practicing the black arts of sabotage and silent killing.
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Rise in Weight Linked to Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

November 25, 2014 - 12:47pm
New research links obesity in older adults to shrinkage of the brain's memory-forming hippocampus—an indicator of cognitive decline.
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Stunning NASA Visualization Reveals Secret Swirlings of Carbon Dioxide

November 24, 2014 - 3:01pm
A NASA simulation reveals the secret swirlings of the main culprit in climate change.
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Doctor's Death Stirs Quest for Faster, Better Ebola Tests

November 24, 2014 - 12:16pm
The recent death of a doctor in Nebraska after a false-negative test result shows the need for earlier detection.
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Should U.S. Government Kill Thousands of Birds to Save Salmon?

November 23, 2014 - 6:16am
In Oregon, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposes to shoot 16,000 cormorants that prey on steelhead and salmon in the Columbia River.
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6 Questions About What's Next for Keystone XL as U.S. Senate Votes

November 23, 2014 - 6:16am
Whatever Congress does, the proposed pipeline faces obstacles.
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Monkeys Steer Wheelchairs With Their Brains, Raising Hope for Paralyzed People

November 22, 2014 - 9:01am
A brain-controlled exoskeleton and wheelchair offer insights into how the brain creates movement, scientists report.
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5 Sky Events This Week: See the Andromeda Galaxy and a Jovian Moon-Over-Moon Eclipse

November 22, 2014 - 8:01am
See the Andromeda galaxy, the most distant object visible to the naked eye, and an eclipse of two of Jupiter's moons.
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Mapping the World's (Few) Protected Seas

November 21, 2014 - 4:32pm
Gabon and the U.S. have new marine reserves, but just a fraction of the seas are protected.
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Marcela Uliano da Silva’s Crusade Against the Golden Mussel

November 21, 2014 - 3:16pm
This molecular biologist believes that DNA sequencing is the key to protecting the Amazon River from an invasive mussel species.
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Why Are Millions of Starfish 'Melting'?

November 21, 2014 - 12:49pm
A virus is the culprit behind a gruesome wasting disease that has struck sea stars along the West Coast of Canada and the U.S.
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Once Thought Extinct, North America's Rarest Mammal May Bounce Back

November 21, 2014 - 11:46am
A captive-breeding program to restore one of North America's most endangered mammals to the western prairies of the United States may be starting to pay off.
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Tiny Batteries Could Revolutionize Green Energy

November 21, 2014 - 11:46am
Researchers are "blown away" by the performance of tiny batteries for electronics, cars, and buildings.
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How DNA Is Reshaping How We See Ourselves—and Our History

November 20, 2014 - 3:32pm
Many of our traits and decisions are shaped by our ancestors, author says.
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Medical Mission to Bring Smiles to Vietnamese Children Returns, 25 Years Later

November 20, 2014 - 2:31pm
In 1989, 35 Americans—including seven veterans of the Vietnam War—volunteered to operate on children deformed by cleft palate. Twenty-five years later, the mission continues.
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"Our Lander's Asleep": Philae Delivers Science as Batteries Fade

November 20, 2014 - 2:31pm
A landing mishap parked Europe's comet lander in the shadow of a crater.
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