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Week's Best Space Pictures: Curiosity Drills, Nebulae Illuminate, and Hubble Peers

March 4, 2015 - 8:46am
Curiosity makes its third foray into Martian soil, nebulae light up a winter night, and Hubble peers into deep space in this week's best space photos.
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Yaks May Be Climbing Higher Due to Climate Change

March 4, 2015 - 7:12am
A lack of snow on the Tibetan Plateau is pushing thirsty yak females into steeper habitat, a new study says.
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As Smog Thins in L.A., Dramatic Evidence of Kids' Healthier Lungs

March 4, 2015 - 7:06am
New study shows Los Angeles-area kids have fewer breathing problems now than they did in the 1990s.
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Pharaoh of "Lost Dynasty" Died Brutal Death, Forensic Study Reveals

March 3, 2015 - 10:32pm
Forgotten pharaoh may have been earliest Egyptian ruler to die in battle.
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In Honor of International Polar Bear Day, Spectacular Pictures of a Threatened Species

March 3, 2015 - 5:31pm
Take a peek at polar bears playing, swimming, and sleeping in their changing habitat.
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Arctic Ship Breaks Free of Ice for Historic Expedition

March 3, 2015 - 5:03pm
A Norwegian research vessel will spend six months on the sea ice to study the changing Arctic.
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How Geothermal Could Cleanly Power the Planet: Indonesia's Tale

March 3, 2015 - 4:11pm
The Earth's heat could power homes and businesses worldwide, but it's barely been tapped. Indonesia is trying to change that.
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Many Animals—Including Your Dog—May Have Horrible Short-Term Memories

March 3, 2015 - 3:01pm
Human ability to remember past events is unique, according to a new study of animals' limited short-term memories.
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Miami's Choice: Bigger Ships or Coral Reefs?

March 3, 2015 - 2:01pm
Dredging in Biscayne Bay inflicts heavy damage on North America's only coral reef tract.
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Deadly Frog Fungus Pops Up in Madagascar, an Amphibian Wonderland

March 3, 2015 - 2:01pm
Chytrid fungus, responsible for amphibian declines and extinctions around the world, is now confirmed in Madagascar.
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Quirky Winds Fuel Brazil's Devastating Drought, Amazon's Flooding

March 3, 2015 - 12:46pm
With severe water shortages in Brazil's cities and destructive floods in the Amazon, the boom-and-bust phenomenon may be South America's new normal.
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Chemical in BPA-Free Products Linked to Irregular Heartbeats

March 3, 2015 - 10:35am
Consumers may not be protecting their health as much as they think with some BPA-free products because a chemical that replaced BPA seems to have similar effects.
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'Shark Lady' Eugenie Clark, Famed Marine Biologist, Has Died

March 3, 2015 - 10:35am
Eugenie Clark, a marine biologist and ichthyologist, who died on Wednesday, helped the public understand and appreciate the much maligned shark.
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Taliban Assassins Target Pakistan's Polio Vaccinators

March 3, 2015 - 10:35am
Pakistani health workers—many of them women—continue to face Taliban bullets and bombs in their quest to inoculate children.
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Europe's Languages Were Carried From the East, DNA Shows

March 3, 2015 - 9:02am
Geneticists have uncovered evidence of a westward migration in Europe about 4,500 years ago—and that may explain a long-standing mystery about language.
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Pictures: 8 Amazing Animals at Risk From Wildlife Crimes

March 3, 2015 - 7:03am
In observance of the World Wildlife Day's mission of highlighting wildlife crimes, here are some of the animals that fall prey to people's thirst for trophies and exotic cures.
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Dramatic New Video Shows Volcano Forming an Island

March 2, 2015 - 8:03pm
New footage reveals rise of Japan's Nishino Shima, formerly "Snoopy Island."
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5 Sky Events This Week: Moon Confers With a Jovian Giant and a Celestial Maiden

March 2, 2015 - 8:02pm
The first week of March brings an eclipse of Jupiter and an opportunity to spot Uranus.
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Gigantic Black Hole Discovered From the Dawn of Time

March 2, 2015 - 7:31pm
Astronomers struggle to explain how a gigantic black hole could have appeared less than a billion years after the big bang.
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How the bin Laden Raid Put Vaccinators Under the Gun in Pakistan

March 2, 2015 - 2:31pm
After the U.S. used a health program to track down the al Qaeda leader, volunteers fighting polio became the hunted.
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