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6 Pictures Highlight Climber Dean Potter's Extreme Moments


Climber, runner, BASE jumper: athlete Dean Potter continually pushed the boundaries of some of the most extreme sports in the world.

Published : Mon, 18 May 2015 22:06:00 GMT
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How Dean Potter Reinvented Climbing, Jumping, Flying


The BASE jumper who died over the weekend said facing his fear of falling to his death is what drove him.

Published : Mon, 18 May 2015 20:03:28 GMT
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Millions of Spiders Rain Down on Australia?Why?


In what's called a mass ballooning, the tiny arachnids used silk strands to catch air currents on their way to a new home.

Published : Mon, 18 May 2015 18:35:01 GMT
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Dean Potter?s Extreme Life in 7 Hair-Raising Videos


The pioneering climber, highliner, and wingsuit BASE jumper died while BASE jumping over the weekend.

Published : Mon, 18 May 2015 17:26:37 GMT
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Surprise: Jumping Spiders Can See More Colors Than You Can


Some species of jumping spiders use filters in their eyes to see colors like red and orange—an unexpected discovery.

Published : Mon, 18 May 2015 16:00:00 GMT
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This Week's Night Sky: See Saturn Shine as Lord of the Rings


Saturn will appear as a cream-colored star to the naked eye, and telescope users can gaze at its sunlit rings.

Published : Mon, 18 May 2015 15:31:00 GMT
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Will Big Game Hunters Trade Bullets for Tranquilizer Darts?


A dart hunt of an endangered antelope in Texas sparks debate over a new "green" approach to catch-and-release hunting.

Published : Sun, 17 May 2015 12:00:04 GMT
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Bedbugs: Coming to a Bed Near You


People take extreme measures to get rid of bedbugs. Some have been driven to suicide, says author.

Published : Sun, 17 May 2015 11:30:00 GMT
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Watch a Flying Hoverboard: Will We Soon Be Levitating?


The Hendo uses magnets to move riders on a cushion of air. A faster version debuts in October and skate parks may follow..

Published : Sat, 16 May 2015 21:22:00 GMT
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Ancient City Defied Rome, Now Faces Threat of Islamic State


ISIS closes in on World Heritage Site of Palmyra in Syria. Will this 2,000-year-old city face the same fate as Nimrud and Nineveh?

Published : Sat, 16 May 2015 13:48:45 GMT
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Do Bugs Sleep? Why They're Surprisingly Similar to People


Some insects, like honeybees and fruit flies, slumber just like us—and can get sloppy without their Zzzs, research shows.

Published : Sat, 16 May 2015 12:00:00 GMT
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12 Extraordinary Pictures Show Animals Headed for Extinction


On Endangered Species Day, there are thousands of species that may not be around for long.

Published : Sat, 16 May 2015 12:00:00 GMT
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Will Marijuana for Sick Kids Get Government to Rethink Weed?


The drug’s ability to reduce seizures in some children has softened opposition to research and may someday lead to changes in government policies.

Published : Fri, 15 May 2015 18:32:06 GMT
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Tornadoes Wreak Havoc And Galaxies Shine


Satellites capture a wild week in Earth's atmosphere, and telescopes capture galaxies in all their shining glory in this week's most amazing views from space.

Published : Fri, 15 May 2015 17:06:29 GMT
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Space in Motion: Watch Gorgeous GIFs of Mars Sunset, Spinning Giant Asteroid


Two of this week's most intriguing views of space combine NASA images into animated form.

Published : Fri, 15 May 2015 16:22:58 GMT
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Emirates Airlines Bans Hunting Trophies of Lions, Rhinos


The world’s biggest international carrier joins South African Airways in banning transport of trophies of exotic wildlife such as elephants and rhinos.

Published : Thu, 14 May 2015 21:18:32 GMT
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Watch: Mother Owl Takes On Snake?and Wins


A predator approached at night, but mama owl was ready to protect her young owlets.

Published : Thu, 14 May 2015 18:13:24 GMT
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Discovered: Quartet of Quasars, a 10-Million-to-One Find


It gets stranger: The four quasars are nestled in a gigantic cloud of cold hydrogen gas that theories say shouldn’t exist either.

Published : Thu, 14 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
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Do Sunscreens' Tiny Particles Harm Ocean Life in Big Ways?


Residues from consumer products may stop sea life from developing normally.

Published : Thu, 14 May 2015 17:09:16 GMT
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For Nepalis, Earthquakes Send Humans Warning From the Gods


In Nepal the gods speak through disasters, and shaking ground is seen as a wake-up call to humanity.

Published : Thu, 14 May 2015 16:00:00 GMT
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How Indiana Jones Actually Changed Archaeology


Blockbuster film series led to spike in archaeology courses, careers.

Published : Thu, 14 May 2015 14:30:00 GMT
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Is Exotic Diet Giving Giant Tortoises a Boost in Galapagos?




Published : Thu, 14 May 2015 12:37:00 GMT
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Watch: Ants Use Giant Jaws to Catapult Out of Death Trap


Trap-jaw ants can escape predators' sand pits by using their powerful jaws to fling themselves away from danger, a new study finds.

Published : Wed, 13 May 2015 18:12:52 GMT
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Will Everest's Climbing Circus Slow Down After Disasters?


Avalanches and earthquakes prompted the cancellation of two seasons—and more soul searching about the ethics of climbing the world's tallest peak.

Published : Wed, 13 May 2015 17:04:00 GMT
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Forget Renaissance Italy?Modernity Got Going With the Vikings


The North Sea is small, but its cultural influence spread from Dublin in the west to Poland in the east, says author.

Published : Wed, 13 May 2015 15:30:00 GMT
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14-Year Old Wins National Geographic Bee Championship


Ten finalists from a field of four million contestants competed on geographic knowledge.

Published : Wed, 13 May 2015 12:56:00 GMT
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10 Pictures Capture Shock of Another Nepal Earthquake


A second major earthquake—magnitude 7.3—rattled Nepal on the heels of a 7.8 magnitude quake that killed thousands in April.

Published : Tue, 12 May 2015 15:51:00 GMT
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Rare Spanish Shipwreck From 17th Century Uncovered Off Panama


The cargo ship went down in 1681 with crates of swords, nails, and bolts of cloth.

Published : Tue, 12 May 2015 15:00:00 GMT
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Geological Hell of Nepal Earthquakes May Not Be Over


A magnitude 7.3 quake sets off a new wave of deadly destruction and landslides, a reminder that region is one of world’s most quake prone.

Published : Tue, 12 May 2015 13:04:00 GMT
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Video of Yellowstone Bear Chasing Tourists Isn't What You Think


In a viral video shot last week, a black bear mother and her young seem to chase panicked tourists in Yellowstone National Park. But that's not what really happened.

Published : Mon, 11 May 2015 18:53:03 GMT
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This Week's Night Sky: Spot a Trio of Spiral Galaxies




Published : Mon, 11 May 2015 17:04:00 GMT
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A Darwin Finch, Crucial to Idea of Evolution, Fights for Survival


One of the world's rarest birds, the mangrove finch has dwindled to a habitat the size of just 12 city blocks. Here's how scientists are trying to bring it back from near-extinction.

Published : Mon, 11 May 2015 16:39:05 GMT
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How Tornadoes Form and Why They?re so Unpredictable


A look at storm science after severe weather kills in the Midwest.

Published : Mon, 11 May 2015 15:33:36 GMT
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How Tallahassee Beat the Old South at Its Own Game


On the battleground of an epic presidential election, George W. Bush may have claimed the state by 537 votes, but Al Gore will always have Tallahassee.

Published : Sun, 10 May 2015 12:00:53 GMT
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Why to Fight for the World's Last Wild Places


A 9,000-mile long journey in the steps of two writers who celebrated the American West.

Published : Sun, 10 May 2015 12:00:00 GMT
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Why Do Animals?Including Your Dog?Eat Poop?


Most snack on feces because it contains some undigested food—and thus vital nutrients—that would otherwise go to waste, experts say.

Published : Sat, 09 May 2015 12:00:09 GMT
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15 Adorable Pictures of Mothers and Children Around the World


For Mother’s Day, see our favorite photos of families, from Mali to Mongolia.

Published : Sat, 09 May 2015 12:00:00 GMT
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Watch: WWII Planes Fly Over the Nation?s Capital


On 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, salute to veterans fills the skies

Published : Fri, 08 May 2015 22:30:00 GMT
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Nepal Desperate for Helicopters to Reach Shattered Villages


Mountainous terrain, washed out roads, government bureaucracy slow relief to remote regions.

Published : Fri, 08 May 2015 20:12:06 GMT
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Watch: Crab Tickles Shellfish for Hours to Find Love


Newly released video shows how male pea crabs gain access to females—and it's behavior never before seen in a crustacean.

Published : Fri, 08 May 2015 16:54:51 GMT
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Week's Best Space Pictures: The Sun Flares For Cinco de Mayo


Plus, see Saturn's "Death Star" moon and pull out your 3-D glasses for a new view of Ceres in this week's most intriguing views from space.

Published : Fri, 08 May 2015 16:13:42 GMT
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Solar Plane Set for 5-day?Earhart Leg? of Epic Flight


Swiss pilot has little room for error during a long journey over Pacific

Published : Fri, 08 May 2015 15:16:00 GMT
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Which California Crops Are Worth the Water? Check for Yourself


As the historic drought continues, see which top export crops are efficient at turning water into nutrition—and which aren't.

Published : Fri, 08 May 2015 14:42:02 GMT
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NASA Technology Finds Nepal Survivors by Their Heartbeats


FINDER technology deployed for first time in real disaster situation.

Published : Thu, 07 May 2015 21:48:10 GMT
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Medieval Death Sculptures Were Least Flattering Selfies Ever


Sculptors in England and Wales may have paid doctors for corpse models in order to carve full-body portraits of the wealthy, says scholar.

Published : Thu, 07 May 2015 19:15:00 GMT
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After Oil Spill, Unique Mangrove Forest Faces More Threats


A new report calls the December 2014 accident a“serious wake-up call”—although its effects appear less serious than first feared.

Published : Thu, 07 May 2015 19:02:02 GMT
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Energy Vampires Suck Up Home Power: 5 Ways You Can Stop Them


Your home’s gadgets and appliances, even when in “sleep” or “standby” mode, are jacking up your utility bills. Here’s what you can do.

Published : Thu, 07 May 2015 18:28:00 GMT
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First Rhinos in Massive African Airlift Released in Botswana


It's the first stage of the world’s largest rhino airlift, meant to protect a dwindling population of the animals.

Published : Thu, 07 May 2015 18:03:45 GMT
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Where Will the Great White Shark Celebrity Mary Lee Go Next?


The 3,456-pound top predator shot all the way from Maryland to New Jersey overnight.

Published : Thu, 07 May 2015 16:40:00 GMT
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7 Things You Don't Know About Mother's Day's Dark History


The holiday started as an antiwar statement. But battles over who owned Mother's Day kept coming.

Published : Thu, 07 May 2015 16:17:46 GMT
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These Long-Suffering Animal Mothers Deserve a Day Too


Human mothers carry a child for only nine months, while some animals—including sharks, elephants, and even scorpions—can be pregnant for years.

Published : Thu, 07 May 2015 15:25:00 GMT
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Farthest Galaxy Spotted Yet Is 13 Billion Light-Years Away


The star cluster, only 15 percent the size of the Milky Way, dates to just 670 million years after the big bang—not long after the first stars turned on.

Published : Wed, 06 May 2015 20:26:00 GMT
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Astronomers May Have Found Volcanoes 40 Light-Years From Earth


Wild temperature swings on a distant exoplanet called 55 Cancri e could be evidence of gigantic eruptions on a super-Earth.

Published : Wed, 06 May 2015 19:13:02 GMT
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Bill Nye: We Can Afford to Go to Mars?Here's How


Instead of landing on the first mission to Mars, the Science Guy wants to focus on getting to Mars orbit instead.

Published : Wed, 06 May 2015 17:27:00 GMT
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Watch a Mysterious Lake Disappear Down a Hole


Oregon’s Lost Lake drains down a lava tube every year, only to reappear on schedule.

Published : Wed, 06 May 2015 16:00:18 GMT
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Searching for Clues to Mystery of Ancient Americans


Among the things they left behind are beautiful ruins, a gorgeously woven basket and a nearly impossible to get to granary on a cliff.

Published : Wed, 06 May 2015 15:31:00 GMT
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Watch: Cave-Climbing Fish Found?Is It Evolution in Action?


Filmed shimmying up a cave wall in Ecuador, the catfish is likely a known species with a never before seen behavior, a new study says.

Published : Wed, 06 May 2015 15:02:00 GMT
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Pictures: Baby Goats, More Animal Survivors Rescued in Nepal


An animal-rescue team is scouring villages near Kathmandu to help the four-legged survivors of the devastating earthquake, many of which are important to their families as sources of income or pets.

Published : Tue, 05 May 2015 17:56:00 GMT
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Watch: Cigarette Butts, World's #1 Litter, Recycled as Park Benches


A growing movement targets cigarette waste as a solvable problem.

Published : Tue, 05 May 2015 13:57:00 GMT
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Is Captive Lion Hunting Really Helping to Save the Species?


Global pressure is building to end the importation of lion trophies from "canned" hunts in Africa. But those hunts are getting more popular.

Published : Tue, 05 May 2015 13:49:00 GMT
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Can This Scientist Unite Genetic Engineers and Organic Farmers?


Pamela Ronald isolates genes in rice that feeds millions. Her integrative approach to agriculture could be an even bigger game-changer.

Published : Mon, 04 May 2015 19:26:00 GMT
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Trash Trucks Go Electric With Help From Tesla Co-Founder


Ian Wright calls his range-extending generator a "game-changer" for the trucking industry.

Published : Mon, 04 May 2015 19:01:00 GMT
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New Glowing Millipede Found; Shows How Bioluminescence Evolved


Some California millipedes first evolved bioluminescence to cope with harsh desert living, according to scientists who may have cracked the mystery of glowing millipedes.

Published : Mon, 04 May 2015 19:00:00 GMT
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This Week's Night Sky: Mercury Hits Prime Time


Venus guides the way to a pretty star cluster, and remnants from Halley’s comet streak by in the night.

Published : Mon, 04 May 2015 16:11:26 GMT
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How Austin Helps So Many Young Creatives Find Themselves


For many, Austin is where you come to find that thing inside you that makes you you.

Published : Sun, 03 May 2015 12:00:27 GMT
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How Geography Shaped American History, Law and Politics


Many of the divisions today between“red” and “blue” states correlate sharply with geography, says author.

Published : Sun, 03 May 2015 12:00:14 GMT
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How Injured Birds Get New Feathers?It May Surprise You


Wildlife rehabilitators help wild raptors wing it by implanting new feathers—sometimes from other bird species.

Published : Sat, 02 May 2015 20:00:00 GMT
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Millions of U.S. Chickens Have Bird Flu. Are Humans At Risk?


Experts answer questions about the avian flu outbreak in the American Midwest.

Published : Sat, 02 May 2015 14:28:48 GMT
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Beyond Cinco De Mayo: 14 Pictures That Transport You to Mexico


Raise a glass and celebrate Mexican history and culture with these pictures from National Geographic's archive.

Published : Sat, 02 May 2015 12:00:00 GMT
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End of World in 2012? Maya "Doomsday" Calendar Explained


Even if the world does end in 2012, the Maya calendar deserves no credit for predicting it, experts say.

Published : Fri, 01 May 2015 21:27:47 GMT
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Fossil Ink Sacs Yield Jurassic Pigment?A First


Still soft ink sacs from 160-million-year-old squidlike animals have yielded pigment matching that of modern cuttlefish.

Published : Fri, 01 May 2015 21:27:33 GMT
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World's Oldest Blood Found in Famed "Iceman" Mummy


Using new nanotech—which might be a boon to modern murder investigations—scientists find that Stone AgeÖtzi"definitely" died quickly.

Published : Fri, 01 May 2015 21:27:32 GMT
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Meteors Delivered Gold to Baby Earth, New Study Hints


New clues from some of the world's oldest rocks support the notion that space rocks carried precious metals to our planet, scientists say.

Published : Fri, 01 May 2015 21:27:30 GMT
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How Microsoft?s New Age Detection Software Works (and Doesn't)


We got some surprising results when we scanned pictures of our staff—and of our Neanderthal sculpture.

Published : Fri, 01 May 2015 18:45:36 GMT
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Giraffes, Zebras Face Surprising Top Threat: Hunting


Demand for meat is driving some of the world’s iconic herbivores toward extinction, new study finds.

Published : Fri, 01 May 2015 18:00:51 GMT
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Volcano Erupts and Sun Flares


Chile's Calbuco volcano blows its top and a solar flare bursts from the sun in this week's most intriguing views from space.

Published : Fri, 01 May 2015 17:15:17 GMT
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This Map Shows How U.S. Oil Train Accidents Skyrocketed


Incidents since 2010 have risen dramatically and hit more U.S. states.

Published : Fri, 01 May 2015 16:08:00 GMT
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How 'Crisis Mapping' Is Shaping Disaster Relief in Nepal


Volunteers use a growing digital toolkit to chart passable roads and structurally sound buildings after the quake.

Published : Fri, 01 May 2015 15:48:10 GMT
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These Chemicals in Pizza Boxes and Carpeting Last Forever


More than 200 scientists around the world document the threats of perfluorinated compounds and call for more government control.

Published : Fri, 01 May 2015 13:38:00 GMT
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Energy-Poor Nepal Looks to Solar for Post-Quake Power


Nonprofit groups are raising money to provide emergency food aid, build latrines, and install free solar panels atop health clinics.

Published : Fri, 01 May 2015 13:20:00 GMT
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Tesla Unveils Home Battery: 5 Reasons It's a Big Deal


The electric car maker isn't the first to offer energy storage, but its impact on the market could be sizable.

Published : Fri, 01 May 2015 12:20:19 GMT
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What Animals Are Likely to Go Extinct First Due to Climate Change


Australia, New Zealand, and South America are among the hardest hit as rising temperatures could drive the extinction of one in six species worldwide.

Published : Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT
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Lava Lake on Moon of Jupiter Revealed in Remarkable Detail


The two mirrors of an Arizona telescope reveal heat rising from the horseshoe-shaped Loki lava lake on the moon Io.

Published : Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:11:41 GMT
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Spacecraft Crashes into Mercury at Insane Speed


MESSENGER ends a four-year study of Mercury that revealed surprises about the hot little planet.

Published : Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:51:24 GMT
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Watch: Chernobyl Fox Makes and Eats Six-Layer Sandwich


A viral video of a red fox got us wondering: Just how much can they eat?

Published : Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:30:00 GMT
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How Impoverished Nepal Can Rebuild for the Next Earthquake


The earthquake in Nepal was a reminder: Billions of people live in houses that can't withstand shaking. Yet safer ones can be built cheaply.

Published : Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:00:00 GMT
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How Little Seeds Shaped Human History in Big Ways


The secret life of seeds includes the transformation from tiny to immense and a role in the most famous assassination of the Cold War.

Published : Wed, 29 Apr 2015 19:36:59 GMT
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Graveyard of Stars May Lie at Milky Way's Center


An unidentified blast of powerful X-rays suggests something violent is happening at the core of the galaxy—but astronomers aren't sure what it is.

Published : Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:00:02 GMT
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Will Huge Batteries Save Us From Power Blackouts?


In projects across the United States, batteries are providing backup power and integrating renewable energy into the nation's electric grid.

Published : Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:46:06 GMT
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Father and Son Capture Ravaged Nepal Hometown in 13 Pictures


As photographers rush to cover the earthquake's aftermath, a team attempts to shoot their hometown with compassion.

Published : Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:11:00 GMT
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Did Nepal Earthquake Change Mount Everest?s Height?


Scientists race against the clock to retrieve data that will also help them understand the devastating quake.

Published : Tue, 28 Apr 2015 22:01:34 GMT
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Read an Everest Guide's Diary of Chaos Amid Quake, Avalanche


An American mountain guide tapped his account of the avalanche and ensuing rescue into his smartphone.

Published : Tue, 28 Apr 2015 20:18:31 GMT
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5 Strange Ways Animal Mothers Carry Their Babies


With Mother's Day around the corner, we take a closer look at how animals tote their youngsters, from putting them on their heads to literally embedding them in their backs.

Published : Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:20:00 GMT
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Cars That Run on Air and Water? Audi Rolls Out E-Diesel


As research into clean cars expands, Audi unveils a synthetic diesel that’s made with water, air and carbon dioxide.

Published : Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:33:00 GMT
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Nepali Mountain Villages 'Completely Washed Away' By Quake


With roads and communication networks down, rescuers worry about ominous silence from remote areas.

Published : Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:35:00 GMT
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Nepal's 8 Key Historic Sites: What's Rubble, What's Still Standing


Five sites of global cultural and religious significance are reported heavily damaged, but the shrine of Buddha's birthplace appears unharmed.

Published : Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:47:38 GMT
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This Week's Night Sky: Glimpse the Sombrero Galaxy


As last week's meteor shower tails off, you can spot the hat-shaped galaxy and, in a sky-watching challenge, see the Pleiades pair with Mercury.

Published : Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:23:53 GMT
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Watch: Bizarre Caterpillar With Erupting Tentacles Filmed


Deep in the Amazon, a scientist recently recorded—possibly for the first time—a caterpillar that shoots out its tentacles like a jungly jack-in-the-box.

Published : Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:13:00 GMT
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