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Prince Charles's Newest Cause: Combating Ocean Trash

March 18, 2015 - 4:08pm
The oceans are on track to contain a ton of plastic for every three tons of fish.
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Ebola: Tracking the Outbreak

March 18, 2015 - 3:34pm
The Ebola virus outbreak has infected 21,698 people and caused 8,632 deaths in West Africa since March.
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Mysterious Dust Cloud and Aurora Spotted on Mars

March 18, 2015 - 3:21pm
NASA’s newest Mars orbiter discovers unexpected things in the planet’s atmosphere.
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Friday's Trifecta: Supermoon, Solar Eclipse, Spring Equinox

March 18, 2015 - 2:42pm
This week sees a rare combo of total solar eclipse, perigee moon, and the first day of spring.
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For World's Only Wild Red Wolves, a Fateful Decision

March 18, 2015 - 2:23pm
The controversial wolves have been reintroduced to North Carolina for 28 years, but now the state wants them removed.
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Does New Theory Pinpoint Lost City of Atlantis?

March 18, 2015 - 9:45am
An author’s obsessive quest leads to a site off the coast of Morocco.
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World’s Largest Single Marine Reserve Created in Pacific

March 18, 2015 - 8:01am
The area around the Pitcairn Islands is one of the most pristine places on Earth.
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Lost Tomb of 'Don Quixote' Author Cervantes Found in Madrid

March 18, 2015 - 7:27am
Writer’s colorful life included capture by pirates.
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What Comes Before Snake Sex? A Kama Sutra of Courtship Moves

March 18, 2015 - 6:53am
In the world's largest family of snakes, mating come-ons have evolved from chin-rubbing to "coital bites" to "tail quivers."
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New Titi Monkey Found: Fire-Tailed, With Sideburns

March 18, 2015 - 6:00am
The small primates, which live in the southern Amazon, have unique ochre sideburns.
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Burmese Pythons Chowing Down on Everglades Rabbits

March 17, 2015 - 6:01pm
Native mammals are unlikely to rebound while pythons are present, a study suggests.
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Solar Storm Could Dye Skies Green For St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2015 - 3:49pm
Giant blast could cause power disruptions or just spark a brilliant nighttime light show.
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Mysterious Bright Spots on Dwarf Planet Ceres May Be Water Ice

March 17, 2015 - 2:40pm
Strange features are most likely made of ice, and may be venting water vapor into space.
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In Ending Ebola, a Struggle to Track Victims' Elusive Contacts

March 17, 2015 - 1:07pm
Sierra Leone contact tracers seek to track down anyone who may have been exposed to the deadly disease.
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Watch: Bizarre Velvet Worms Shoot Slime Jets—Now We Know How

March 17, 2015 - 10:31am
Elastic glands are the secret to their sticky hunting strategy, a new study suggests.
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In Texas, Environmental Officials Align With Polluters

March 17, 2015 - 9:55am
The state of Texas is as aggressive as industry in battling a new national health standard for smog.
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Adjust Your Volume: Formula E’s New (Whiny) Era of Racing

March 17, 2015 - 9:31am
The superfast electric cars could drive innovation, but they’re not music to everyone’s ears.
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This Week’s Night Sky: Earthshine and an Exploding Star

March 16, 2015 - 4:43pm
A lucky few in the far north will also see a solar eclipse on the first day of spring.
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Hubble's Greatest Hits

March 16, 2015 - 3:24pm
Pictures from the space telescope have dazzled us for 25 years. Now, Hubble’s lead imaging scientist picks his favorite celestial views.
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Portraits Capture Unexpected Reactions to ISIS Beheadings

March 16, 2015 - 12:28pm
An Egyptian photographer finds family members who are happy that loved ones have become "martyrs."
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