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Medical Mission to Bring Smiles to Vietnamese Children Returns, 25 Years Later

November 20, 2014 - 2:31pm
In 1989, 35 Americans—including seven veterans of the Vietnam War—volunteered to operate on children deformed by cleft palate. Twenty-five years later, the mission continues.
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"Our Lander's Asleep": Philae Delivers Science as Batteries Fade

November 20, 2014 - 2:31pm
A landing mishap parked Europe's comet lander in the shadow of a crater.
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IUCN Recognizes World’s Top Reserves

November 20, 2014 - 1:17pm
The IUCN’s Green List establishes the first global standard for protected natural areas.
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Ebola Strikes Mali Just as Vaccination Effort Gets Under Way

November 20, 2014 - 11:02am
An imam crossed the border while ill with Ebola, potentially sparking an outbreak.
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Striking Pictures From International Space Station Reveal Gorgeous Earth

November 20, 2014 - 11:02am
These images from the International Space Station shed light on our dynamic planet.
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In New Delhi, It’s Back to the Future for a Star Architect

November 20, 2014 - 6:31am
Meet the man trying to make one of rising Asia's biggest cities work.
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Pictures: Explorers Descend Into Siberia's Mystery Crater

November 19, 2014 - 4:16pm
Scientists investigate a mystery crater that opened on Siberia's Yamal Peninsula this past summer.
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Watch the Leonid Meteor Shower for a Weekend Spectacle

November 19, 2014 - 3:01pm
The Leonid meteor shower will put on a show of shooting stars Sunday night into Monday morning.
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Centuries-Old Fishery at Risk in a South African Marine Park

November 19, 2014 - 3:01pm
As the number of fish traps in South Africa's protected Kosi Bay increases and commercial interests intrude, fish populations are in jeopardy.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: A Star Dies, Mars Cracks, and Neutrinos Are Born

November 19, 2014 - 2:01pm
Astronomers capture the brilliant glow of a dying star, ice on Mars begins to crack, and a supermassive black hole belts out exotic particles in this week's best space pictures.
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Watch: Can Drones Help Save Wildlife Around the World?

November 19, 2014 - 11:31am
From retired military aircraft to DIY jobs, drones are on the front lines of wildlife conservation around the world.
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Weird Animal Question of the Week: Animal Myths From Around the World

November 19, 2014 - 8:01am
From the baby-delivering stork to the sacrificial lamb, people ascribe magical or religious qualities to animals.
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Autism’s Gut-Brain Connection

November 18, 2014 - 5:31pm
Treatment for autism may one day come in the form of a probiotic - live, 'friendly' bacteria like those found in yogurt.
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Ears of Ancient Chinese Terra-Cotta Warriors Offer Clues to Their Creation

November 18, 2014 - 4:16pm
Technology yields new insight into how a Chinese emperor created an army for eternity within his tomb.
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Rare Southern Songbird Thrives in 'Biological Deserts': Pine Tree Farms

November 18, 2014 - 3:01pm
Swainson's warbler, a rare songbird, has weathered centuries of habitat loss and is now thriving in a surprising place: pine tree plantations in the southeastern U.S.
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Climate Change May Spark More Lightning Strikes, Igniting Wildfires

November 18, 2014 - 3:01pm
Climate change could have both good and bad effects on lightning across the continental U.S.
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How Better Glass Can Save Hundreds of Millions of Birds a Year

November 18, 2014 - 11:16am
We can prevent birds from flying into windows with current technologies—experts say we just need the will.
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Space Probe Philae Bounces to Stop on Comet—Now What?

November 18, 2014 - 11:16am
Rosetta mission's lander finds itself toppled over in a cliff's shadow, its future as a science probe unclear.
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Underwater Pictures Capture Life Inside World's Newest Marine Sanctuary

November 17, 2014 - 5:46pm
The protected area is home to great hammerhead sharks, manta rays, whale sharks, and tiger sharks.
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Watch: How Did a Young Elephant Drive Off 14 Lions?

November 17, 2014 - 3:16pm
The inexperienced youngster likely lucked out when it escaped the pride of hungry predators, expert says.
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