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Video: Horseshoe Crabs Mate in Annual Beach "Orgy"

June 23, 2014 - 7:16am
More ancient than the dinosaurs, horseshoe crabs show up early every summer to spawn on beaches in the eastern U.S.
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Shubhranshu Choudhary: Giving a Voice to a Ravaged, Neglected Region

June 21, 2014 - 8:46am
Shubhranshu Choudhary created a community news service using cell phones as the media platform in the area where he grew up.
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Pacific Nation Bans Fishing in One of World's Largest Marine Parks

June 20, 2014 - 4:01pm
Kiribati announces "very significant" step at U.S. Our Ocean conference.
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Spider's Personalities Determine Their Job Performance

June 20, 2014 - 1:31pm
Social spiders have personalities that determine which jobs they'll do best for their colonies.
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Beloved African Elephant Killed for Ivory—"Monumental" Loss

June 20, 2014 - 12:16pm
The giant-tusked Satao, one of Kenya's most adored elephants, has been killed for his ivory—a "monumental" loss, experts say.
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Amid U.S. Oil Bounty, a Growing Debate Over Exports

June 20, 2014 - 7:16am
A new report adds more fuel to the debate over whether to lift decades-old U.S. restrictions on the export of oil.
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Love in the Time of Padlocks: Has a Craze on the World’s Bridges Gone Too Far?

June 20, 2014 - 7:16am
Clipping locks to bridges as love tokens started in Paris and spread. Is it getting out of hand?
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The Cham: Ancient Rulers of South China Sea Watch Maritime Dispute From Sidelines

June 19, 2014 - 3:31pm
The South China Sea was once named for its ruling empire. Now Vietnam and China are sparring over the area.
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Virtual Dolphin on a Mission

June 19, 2014 - 3:31pm
A novel video game featuring a lifelike virtual dolphin may soon help stroke victims—and, eventually, real dolphins too.
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Walk Across England Reveals Civilization Before Romans

June 19, 2014 - 2:16pm
A coast-to-coast ramble puts the lie to the notion that civilization in England began with the Romans.
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Photographer Captures Drought Turning California Farms Into Kingdom of Dust

June 19, 2014 - 1:03pm
Photographer Matt Black has spent 20 years photographing his home region—California's Central Valley—as drought ravages the once fertile land of his childhood.
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Threatened Species 'Red List' Warns 90 Percent of Lemur Species Face Extinction

June 19, 2014 - 1:03pm
Experts on rare and threatened species issue a warning that lemurs and slipper orchids are at risk of widespread extinction.
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Efforts to Curb Ivory Trafficking Spreading, but Killing Continues

June 19, 2014 - 9:31am
Despite recent groundbreaking efforts to curb the illegal ivory trade, the slaughter of elephants in Africa goes on.
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New Evidence Ties Illegal Antiquities Trade to Terrorism, Violent Crime

June 18, 2014 - 5:16pm
In Cambodia and beyond, archaeologists and criminologists are fighting the underground trade in cultural treasures.
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Best Space Pictures: Sun Erupts, Gamma Rays Burst, and Fires Flare

June 18, 2014 - 2:46pm
Earth braces for a solar storm, the Milky Way cuts across a starry sky, and Cassini greets Phoebe in this week's best space pictures.
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What Ate a 9-Foot Great White Shark? Another Great White?

June 18, 2014 - 2:46pm
Researchers are trying to figure out what ate a nine-foot-long great white shark off the coast of Australia.
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With Millions of Tons of Plastic in Oceans, More Scientists Studying Impact

June 18, 2014 - 12:16pm
A surprising amount of our garbage ends up in the sea. Can it ever be cleaned up?
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Can California Conserve Its Way Through Drought?

June 18, 2014 - 10:01am
With worsening shortages, the Golden State turns to water conservation. Will it work?
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Why Does Friday the 13th Scare Us So Much?

June 18, 2014 - 8:46am
Why does Friday the 13th cause such anxiety? The answers may surprise you.
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Native Mexicans Didn't Mix Much, New Study Shows

June 17, 2014 - 5:46pm
New research on the genetic isolation of different groups in Mexico helps explain the settlement patterns of early Mexico.
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