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Green Fracking? 5 Technologies for Cleaner Shale Energy

March 25, 2014 - 4:01pm
As U.S. oil and gas production from fracking grows, new technologies aim to curb water and chemical use and emissions. Can hydraulic fracturing go green?
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Amid Hunt for Malaysian Plane, Ocean Swims With Missing Vessels

March 25, 2014 - 1:31pm
The oceans' huge expanses and turbulent, poorly understood currents often thwart technology designed to locate lost ships.
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White House Launches Website App to Visualize Climate Change

March 25, 2014 - 9:01am
The Obama Administration has unveiled the Climate Data Initiative to demonstrate real-world risks of global warming.
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Rare “Albino” Redwood May Hold Clues to the Super-Trees’ Longevity

March 25, 2014 - 7:46am
The white needles on this California specimen may hold secrets about the world’s tallest trees.
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Salmon Farming Gets Leaner and Greener

March 24, 2014 - 2:16pm
The aquaculture industry improves its environmental footprint.
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Big Bang Discovery Opens Doors to the "Multiverse"

March 24, 2014 - 1:03pm
Gravitational waves that rippled through the first moments of the Big Bang point to the birth of multiple universes, not just ours.
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Our Favorite Pictures From India's Holi Celebrations

March 24, 2014 - 1:03pm
Northern India celebrates the end of winter with dance and a dash of color.
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Chicken DNA Challenges Theory That Polynesians Beat Europeans to Americas

March 24, 2014 - 1:03pm
Study of chicken DNA raises doubts that Polynesian seafarers reached the coast of South America.
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Narwhal's Trademark Tusk Acts Like a Sensor, Scientist Says

March 24, 2014 - 12:01pm
A new study describes the weird anatomy of a narwhal's tusk, but researchers still argue over what the whale uses it for.
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Behind the Cover: April 2014

March 23, 2014 - 9:01am
We wanted an exotic pet that would catch the reader's eye. A hedgehog was the choice—but catching its eye turned out to be quite challenging.
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Ancient City of Petra Built to Align With the Sun

March 22, 2014 - 7:46am
An ancient civilization built Petra so that the sun would illuminate their sacred places like celestial spotlights, a new study says.
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Ancient Moss Revived After Ages on Ice

March 22, 2014 - 7:46am
Ancient moss from a frozen island has been revived in the lab after more than a millennia of icy dormancy.
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Big Bang's "Smoking Gun" Confirms Early Universe's Exponential Growth

March 21, 2014 - 3:16pm
Astronomers have for the first time witnessed signs of gravitational waves rippling through the explosive first moments of the universe.
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Climate Change Will Test Turtles’ Mettle

March 21, 2014 - 7:01am
Warming oceans, rising sea levels, more frequent and violent storms—these predicted effects of climate change put sea turtles at risk. Can they rise to the challenge?
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Mercury, the Smallest Planet, Is Getting Even Smaller, Scientists Say

March 21, 2014 - 7:01am
New analysis of MESSENGER spacecraft images of Mercury show the planet has shrunk almost nine miles in diameter.
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Who Was Carl Sagan?

March 20, 2014 - 2:16pm
He was a celebrity, scientist, and star of the original Cosmos, but who was the real Carl Sagan?
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How Finding Debris Could Quickly Solve Mystery of Malaysian Airlines Flight

March 20, 2014 - 2:16pm
After a long search for Flight 370 answers could come quickly. Here's how.
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Did St. Patrick Really Drive Snakes Out of Ireland?

March 20, 2014 - 11:46am
The Ice Age is to blame for the dearth of snakes in Ireland, not the Christian missionary who inspired St. Patrick's Day.
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Pictures: California Before the Stars Arrived

March 20, 2014 - 10:46am
An extraordinary collection of rare photographs shows Los Angeles and Santa Monica in the late 1800s.
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Scientists Study What to Do If You Drop a Cookie on the Floor

March 20, 2014 - 10:46am
A new study says it's safe to eat food that's been on the floor for less than five seconds. But another study champions the "zero-second" rule of bacterial contact.
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