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Texas floods: What can communities do to reduce vulnerability? (+video)
New hominid species may have been neighbor to famed 'Lucy'
Scientists gather 'tremendous' new data on tiny ocean creatures
Antarctic glaciers thinning so fast, it's like a switch was flipped (+video)
How global warming may make forests shorter and scrubbier
Mountains hold climate change surprise, scientists find
In global fight against extreme poverty, a potential game-changer
How Brazilian beef industry became latest ally in fight against deforestation
Can Andromeda's vast halo of gas help explain how galaxies form?
Is Facebook to blame for making us more polarized? No, we are. (+video)
SpaceX successfully ejects crew capsule: Did space flight just get safer? (+video)
Can rockets have an eject button? SpaceX to take on key safety test (+video)
How would climate change regulations help now? Study seeks answer.
How many species will climate change push to extinction? Study offers clue.
What Nepal can teach about improving earthquake resilience in developing world (+video)
Chinese researchers alter embryo DNA: Do results cross ethical tripwires?
Can bees become addicted to pesticides?
Despite more risks, humanity is less vulnerable to floods, study finds
'Scientific wonderland' expected as spacecraft approaches Pluto (+video)
Galactic collisions rattle current theories of dark matter
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Iran nuclear agreement: Is a 'better deal' possible – and at what cost?
New guidelines for AP history: Are they still 'unpatriotic'?
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Deadly monsoon landslides spotlight Nepal's post-quake challenges
Cincinnati shooting tests ‘blue wall of silence’
Congress has been gridlocked on highway funding. Why that could be changing.
Is free speech on campus under threat in age of 'empathetic correctness'?
Mullah Omar's death: Will it make a difference in Afghan conflict? (+video)
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In a financial crisis, credibility counts
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Court blocks anti-abortion group's videos: What is Center for Medical Progress?
'Blue moon' to occur Friday: Where does the phrase come from?
Blue moon: What is a blue moon and where can you see it? (+video)
How Donald Trump hurts every GOP candidate, except one
Lithium discovered in exploding star clears up stellar mystery (+video)
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