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Saving West's iconic landscapes from wildfires, one steppe at a time
SpaceX rocket explodes: How big a setback?
Good news for reefs: how corals could survive a warming planet
Galactic Light Masters
Ultra-diffuse galaxies: a 'Rosetta Stone' for galaxy formation?
How elephant tusks, dung, and DNA research can help preserve the species
Who was Kennewick Man? DNA test offers surprising answer to mystery. (+video)
The ethics of killer robots
Why US might protect 38,000 miles of coral habitat in middle of Atlantic
Scientists unlock secrets of Saturn's humongous dust ring
No more raw food diet? Chimps can cook, and would, if they had tools (+video)
Weighing the risks of a southern California tsunami
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
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Charlotte street protests: Where the new South meets the old South
Should Charlotte still have hosted an NFL game?
When will Dunkin' Donuts get rid of its Styrofoam cups?
If Syria cease-fire is officially abandoned, what can be done next?
How one man is creating a 'positive gang' for Latino youth
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Pope Francis calls out journalists: Does the media needlessly foster fear?
Justified in fleeing police? Mixed views on Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling
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Jordan’s small light in a dark Mideast
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Why more young men are playing video games instead of working
China begins test of world’s largest radio telescope: What might it find?
Did the Vikings help bring cats around the world?
What J.K. Rowling said about Harry Potter post-'Cursed Child'
Does US election history predict a Trump victory?
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