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Ranger Killed, Others Injured in Africa's Oldest National Park

June 26, 2015 - 11:29am
Scores of rangers have been killed in Virunga National Park in recent years. But 2015 had been relatively peaceful.
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Why the Confederate Flag Made a 20th Century Comeback

June 26, 2015 - 11:00am
The popularity of the Confederate battle flag today has more to do with the Civil Rights Movement than the Civil War.
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Black Bears Are Rebounding—What Does That Mean For People?

June 26, 2015 - 8:20am
The North American omnivores have expanded their ranges in recent years thanks to healthier forests and stricter laws—which means more run-ins with people.
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Beyond Marriage: Photos of LGBT Life

June 26, 2015 - 8:19am
The Supreme Court has struck down bans on same-sex marriage. In light of the decision, here are photos of LGBT life from the archives.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Auroras Bloom and an Exoplanet 'Bleeds'

June 26, 2015 - 6:51am
The northern lights bloom over Earth, while radiation blasts an exoplanet's atmosphere.
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Lost Myanmar Empire Is Stage for Modern Violence

June 26, 2015 - 6:00am
Centuries ago the region around Mrauk U was a realm of remarkable ethnic harmony. Today it is roiled by sectarian violence.
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Could Flying Bikes, Cars Be Next? Toyota and U.S. Army Explore

June 25, 2015 - 1:40pm
Hoverbikes and boards that lift off the ground are no longer sci-fi. Even the U.S. Army is considering how to use them.
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Map Shows Which American Cities Are Most Racially Segregated

June 25, 2015 - 1:39pm
Some of the racial tensions in the news today may stem from how communities separate themselves by race.
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Controversial Export of Elephants to China Appears Under Way

June 25, 2015 - 12:15pm
A grim fate likely awaits young elephants plucked from Zimbabwe's wild.
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Electric Light Means Later Bedtimes

June 25, 2015 - 9:50am
A study finds Argentinian hunter-gatherers without electricity sleep longer than those with power.
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Inside the Fight to Stop Giraffes’ ‘Silent Extinction’

June 25, 2015 - 5:00am
Numbers of the famous African animal have fallen by nearly half in the past 15 years, prompting urgent—and sometimes risky—actions to help.
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Photographer Revisits Places Where Hate Crimes Happened

June 24, 2015 - 2:00pm
It happens on a city street, in a field, or in a historic church. Charleston is only the latest in a litany of sorrow.
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Watch: Mother Rabbit Viciously Attacks Snake—Find Out Why

June 24, 2015 - 11:30am
In a new YouTube video, a female cottontail attempts to disembowel a snake preying on its young—a strategy to prevent it from returning to the nest.
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Where Young Girls Are Worshipped as Living Goddesses

June 24, 2015 - 11:30am
Worship of the Kumari, Living Goddesses who represent the divine, has increased post-earthquake to make amends for offending Mother Earth.
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Invasive Pacu Fish With Human-Like Teeth Found in New Jersey

June 24, 2015 - 10:57am
But fish’s testicle-eating reputation is a myth, scientists say.
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New Species: Hairy-Chested Yeti Crab Found in Antarctica

June 24, 2015 - 9:00am
The deep-sea crustacean, which lives near hydrothermal vents, is only the third species of yeti crab known to science.
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Racehorses Are Getting Faster—It Could Be Evolution

June 23, 2015 - 5:01pm
In Britain, horses have improved their race times since 1850, especially those that run short distances. But why is another question.
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Will Humans Survive the Sixth Great Extinction?

June 23, 2015 - 3:52pm
Species are disappearing at an alarming rate, a new study finds. Author Elizabeth Kolbert says that raises questions about our survival.
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Rare, Huge Basking Shark Caught Off Australia

June 23, 2015 - 12:03pm
The giant fish hasn’t been seen there in 80 years.
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