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 2018-04-20 18:13 

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How the Environment Has Changed Since the First Earth Day...

When the first Earth Day was held in 1970, pesticides were killing bald eagles, and soot was darkening the sky. Now, habitat loss and climate change are imperiling the planet....

 2018-04-20 16:40 

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Enzyme That Eats Plastic Accidentally Found in Lab...

A surprise find may eventually help scientists clean up the glut of plastic pollution around the world....

 2018-04-20 15:24 

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Stench Leads to Home Crawling With Stolen Tortoises—10,000 of Them...

A gruesome discovery by authorities in Madagascar highlights a grave threat to a highly endangered species of tortoise....

 2018-04-20 15:09 

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Abandoned 'Battleship Island' Is Crumbling. Can It Be Saved?...

Japan's Hashima Island was once one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Now, scientists are trying to save it....

 2018-04-20 12:00 

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How to See the 2018 Lyrid Meteor Shower...

One of the oldest annual showers on record, the Lyrids will put on an good show this year thanks to dark, moonless skies during the peak....

 2018-04-19 21:20 

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How to Create a Music Score for Our Planet...

Following a premiere on Earth Day, this immersive composition will take off with an orchestral tour....

 2018-04-19 19:10 

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Beyond Picasso: 6 Female Artists Who Turned Modern Art On Its Head...

Picasso wasn't the only important turn-of-the-century artists. These six women influenced modern art around the world....

 2018-04-19 18:25 

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This Tea Master Is Preserving an Ancient Art for Future Generations...

The sensei from Japan began learning how to host the ceremonies when she was just six years old....

 2018-04-19 16:37 

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First-of-Its-Kind Footage Shows Cells Moving in Live Animals...

A newly developed technique excels at capturing 3-D images of cells in their natural environments....

 2018-04-19 16:11 

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Fruit Flies Likely Enjoy Sex, Offering Clues Into Drug Addiction...

Deciphering the brain mechanisms involved in pleasure may help scientists learn how to help people addicted to heroin and cocaine....

 2018-04-19 15:31 

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Prehistoric Toothless Whale Among Oldest of Its Kind...

Fossils unearthed in New Zealand belonged to an ancestor of minkes and humpbacks that lived about 27.5 million years ago....

 2018-04-19 15:11 

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'Sea Nomads' Are First Known Humans Genetically Adapted to Diving...

For hundreds of years, the Bajau have lived at sea, and natural selection may have made them genetically stronger divers....

 2018-04-19 14:45 

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'Exploding Ant' Rips Itself Apart To Protect Its Own...

When attacked, this otherwise assuming ant also releases a yellowish goo that smells like curry....

 2018-04-17 20:40 

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Biologists Attempt to Save Orphaned Baby Bat...

The effort spotlights how vulnerable and fragile this species is in its early days....

 2018-04-17 16:09 

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Diamonds From Outer Space Formed Inside a Long-Lost Planet...

A gem-studded meteorite that fell in Sudan offers clues about the protoplanets that likely existed in our solar system's violent past....

 2018-04-17 04:01 

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Ancient Chronicles Show Modern Demise of Snub-Nosed Monkeys...

China's 2,000-year-old enthusiasm for keeping meticulous records is providing scientists with an unusual resource to track the dwindling primate numbers....

 2018-04-17 04:01 

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This Film Crew Might Be the First to See Humpbacks Give Birth...

Follow along on their journey to capture this world first....

 2018-04-17 04:01 

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Why We Created This First-of-Its-Kind Digital Field Journal...

The new community platform is designed to empower the next generation of global explorers....

 2018-04-17 01:05 

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This is What One of the Last Great Migrations Looks Like...

Sandhill cranes have been migrating through Nebraska for thousands of years, and current efforts aim to make sure they can continue to flock there by the hundreds of thousands....

 2018-04-16 15:24 

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The Race to Save the World's Disappearing Languages...

Every two weeks a language dies. WikiTongues wants to save them....

 2018-04-16 14:42 

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Exclusive: How We Made the First 3-D Virtual Reality Video in Space...

Astronaut Paolo Nespoli had to get creative to shoot this stunning footage aboard the International Space Station....

 2018-04-14 04:01 

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How This New Probe Will Hunt for 'Alien' Earths...

Once in orbit, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey satellite will find whole new worlds at the right distances for us to spot signs of life....

 2018-04-14 04:01 

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Where Did Picasso's Genius Come From?...

Pablo Picasso's talent was fierce, dark, and revolutionary, but did it reach the level of true genius? It's complicated, a new book says....

 2018-04-14 04:00 

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As Koalas Suffer From Chlamydia, A New Clue For Treatment...

Scientists may have discovered how antibiotics can better help Australian marsupials infected with the sexually transmitted disease....

 2018-04-13 21:16 

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Watch Two Men Do Gymnastics 500 Feet Above the Ground...

The pair had been planning to do so for years, and in February they finally got their chance....

 2018-04-13 21:03 

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Turtle With Green Mohawk Faces Extinction...

On a list of endangered reptiles, the Mary river turtle turned heads, but it's only one of many facing extinction....

 2018-04-13 21:00 

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Squirrels Brought Back From the 'Dead'—Thanks to CPR...

Experts caution intervening with sick wildlife is risky, and should always be a last resort....

 2018-04-13 20:32 

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How This African-American Filmmaker Was Inspired By African Indians...

Feeling a connection to their struggles, Asha Stuart sought to shine a light on the resilient Siddi community....

 2018-04-13 19:02 

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8 Lion Cubs Killed in Suspected Poison Attack...

Poisonings are a grave threat to the survival of wild lions as humans encroach on their available habitat....

 2018-04-13 17:04 

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Ancient Forest Home of Squatter Communities Is Doomed by Coal...

Germany's Hambach Forest sits in the crosshairs of coal mining, stirring debate about conservation and energy production....

 2018-04-13 16:33 

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When Rescuing Wildcats Can Do More Harm Than Good...

One man thought he was rescuing a domestic kitten, but experts say he may have separated a wild cat from its mother....

 2018-04-13 14:23 

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Ancient Shark Fishermen Found Buried with Extra Limbs...

Archaeologists are stumped why these 1,900-year-old Peruvians were buried with bonus body parts—in one case, with two extra left legs....

 2018-04-13 13:56 

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No, the World Will Not End on April 23...

No matter how you interpret the latest cosmic signs, history tells us people don't have the best track record at predicting the apocalypse....

 2018-04-11 16:11 

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Innovative Greenhouses Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change...
 2018-04-11 15:29 

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Exclusive: Fatal Disease Likely Found in Lion Cubs for First Time...

Caused by a mineral deficiency, the paralyzing disease normally affects sheep, cattle, and goats....

 2018-04-11 14:25 

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Chimps Eat Baby Monkey Brains First—A Clue to Human Evolution...

The apes have surprising strategies for how they eat meat, a new study says....

 2018-04-11 04:01 

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How One Country Is Restoring Its Damaged Ocean...

Belize was criticized for putting its stunning coral reefs and other marine resources at risk. The country responded with innovative solutions....

 2018-04-10 19:45 

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Tiny Gold Monkeys and Pumas Are Getting Their Own Highway...

Conservationists say a new wildlife corridor will help save what's left of a Brazilian forest fractured by development....

 2018-04-10 16:44 

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Head-Banging Gopher Tortoise Shows Why The Species Matters...

On Gopher Tortoise Day, the charismatic reptile sheds light on an animal crucial to the ecosystem of the southeastern U.S....

 2018-04-10 14:20 

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These Are the 10 Most Endangered Rivers in the U.S....

America's waterways face renewed threats from industry-friendly environmental policies, a new report finds....

 2018-04-10 04:01 

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Origin of Mysterious 2,700-Year-Old Gold Treasure Revealed...

New analysis unveils the origin of the storied Carambolo Treasure, and despite previous claims, it has nothing to do with Atlantis....

 2018-04-09 21:51 

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This Man Has Helped Give 460 Dead Whales a Second Life—As Art...

Hori Parata handles dead whales on New Zealand beaches the Maori way: He extracts the bones so they can be carved into jewelry or art....

 2018-04-09 19:00 

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These Beetles Use Booze-Soaked Trees to Farm Their Food...

Ambrosia beetles have a surprising reason for seeking out trees full of ethanol....

 2018-04-09 18:00 

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Prehistoric 'Sea Monster' May Be Largest That Ever Lived...

Finding the 85-foot ichthyosaur hints that other isolated bones from the U.K. may also belong to ancient behemoths....

 2018-04-09 16:15 

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See How Spiders 'Fly' Around the World on Their Silk...

By releasing a silky sail, the crawlers can "balloon" far distances—sometimes over entire oceans. See how they catch the wind....

 2018-04-09 16:11 

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Why Space Fans Flock to This Eerie Landscape...

"It's almost like outer space coming to you," a photographer says of the aurora-filled skies over this otherworldly locale....

 2018-04-09 15:00 

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88,000-Year-Old Finger Bone Pushes Back Human Migration Dates...

The find, from a prehistoric lake site in Saudi Arabia, challenges the idea that modern humans did not leave Africa until 60,000 years ago....

 2018-04-09 12:00 

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Changing the Way We Think About Plastics...

Sponsor Content: Evian is Changing the Way We Think About Plastics....

 2018-04-07 04:01 

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Meet the Beetles that Harvest Fog in the Desert...

It's just one weird way animals drink....

 2018-04-07 04:01 

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How Animal Rescues Like Justin Beaver Help Their Species...

Plucky rescues like "JB" and Arnie the Armadillo can serve as educational ambassadors, but their care can be tricky....

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