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Week in Space: Martian Blasts, Saturn's Moons, and Hawaiian Skies

March 19, 2014 - 3:01pm
Space wonders abound, from Saturn's gleaming moons to the skies over Mauna Kea, seen in the week's best space pictures.
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St. Patrick's Day 2014: Facts, Myths, and Traditions

March 19, 2014 - 3:01pm
Who was St. Patrick? What's a shamrock, really? Learn more about this green-themed holiday that heralds the start of spring.
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Behind the Headlines: Who Are the Crimean Tatars?

March 19, 2014 - 1:47pm
Sunday's referendum on joining Russia is illegal, say leaders of the Tatar minority. Comprising about 12 percent of Crimea's population, these ethnic Sunni Muslims have a long, troubled history with Moscow.
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10 U.S. Cities With High Natural Gas Leak Risk

March 19, 2014 - 11:46am
10 U.S. Cities With High Natural Gas Leak Risk
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Why Pi Deserves Its Own Day (and How It Can Help You Find the Best Pizza Deal)

March 19, 2014 - 10:31am
Maybe you met pi in grade school. Maybe you didn't appreciate it. The magical, practical number that goes on forever and forever is celebrated on the day that matches its first digits: 3/14.
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Causes of the Furred and Feathered Rule the Internet

March 19, 2014 - 9:16am
Animal advocacy groups get their messages out better than anyone else, thanks to the Internet and social media.
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The Flattest U.S. States? Not What You Think

March 19, 2014 - 8:16am
Kansas is not as flat as a pancake, despite common perceptions.
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Why the Cancer Cases in Fukushima Aren't Likely Linked to the Nuclear Disaster

March 19, 2014 - 5:46am
Thyroid cancer is being found in children from the area at a higher than normal rate. But that's not necessarily a cause for concern.
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Missing Malaysian Plane Spotlights 4 Ways Aircraft Talk to the Ground

March 18, 2014 - 3:01pm
The most critical information about the Boeing 777's flight path is locked up in the black box on the aircraft.
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New Science Reveals Secrets of Night-Shining Crystal Clouds

March 18, 2014 - 3:01pm
National Geographic Your Shot photographs depict the haunting beauty of noctilucent clouds. New observations reveal their secrets.
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Extinct Porpoise Found to Be First Mammal With Major Underbite

March 18, 2014 - 11:16am
A newly described extinct porpoise species had a pronounced underbite, the first seen in mammals.
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Young Farmer Saves Water in Innovative Ways

March 18, 2014 - 5:16am
Zach Hauser leaves his mark on the picturesque Verde Valley in Arizona by saving water on his farm.
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New Pygmy Tyrannosaur Found, Roamed the Arctic

March 17, 2014 - 2:16pm
At 20 feet long, the polar-dwelling Nanuqsaurus hoglundi measured about half the size of T. rex, a new study says.
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Could an Ancient Indian Village Stop a New Hotel in Miami?

March 17, 2014 - 2:16pm
The discovery of a 1,500-year-old Tequesta Indian village in downtown Miami has ignited a battle between developers of a hotel, restaurant, and movie complex and preservationists.
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Q&A: How Do Explosions Cause Building Collapses Like Harlem's?

March 17, 2014 - 1:04pm
Room-size explosions can collapse older brick-and-mortar buildings in rapid fashion, say structural engineers.
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East Harlem Explosion Highlights Risk of Natural Gas Leaks

March 17, 2014 - 10:46am
A natural gas leak is suspected of causing a deadly explosion Wednesday in New York's East Harlem. Recent studies have shown that older cities with aging cast-iron pipes are at high risk.
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A Message From Your Brain: I'm Not Good At Remembering What I Hear

March 17, 2014 - 6:16am
A new study shows that we are far better at remembering what we see and touch than what we hear.
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Good News for Animals in Nepal: A Full Year Without Poaching

March 16, 2014 - 1:03pm
Last year more than 700 wildlife criminals were arrested in Nepal, thanks to a multilayered system of information gathering, enforcement, and swift justice.
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Were Volcanoes Ice Age Refuges for Life?

March 16, 2014 - 10:46am
New research suggests that volcanoes and other geothermal refuges may have sheltered life in Antarctica during glacial periods.
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Invasive Asian Carp Found Breeding in "Surprising" Location

March 15, 2014 - 3:31pm
The notorious Asian carp has been found in the upper Mississippi.
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