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Rice revolution? New rice could help feed world, fight climate change.
With unprecedented $100 million effort, hunt for alien life ramps up (+video)
In latest close-up images of Pluto, details of big heart take center stage (+video)
Stunning images of Pluto and Charon: Not just ice balls anymore (+video)
Pluto flyby: New Horizons phones home, confirms more data is coming (+video)
Applause from 3 billion miles away as NASA waits for New Horizons to phone home (+video)
Why does Pluto look as though 'someone painted it for a Star Trek episode?' (+video)
New Horizons closes on dwarf planet: Is Pluto ready for its close-up?
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
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US-Turkey military deal: A turning point in Obama's handling of Syria crisis? (+video)
Blue moon: What is it and where can you see it?
Terrorism & Security
Afghan officials say Mullah Omar, Taliban leader, may be dead
China: As water demands grow sharply, supply is shrinking
Robots in war: Ethical concern, or a help for social ills?
Moving beyond suspicion, Muslims and Evangelicals seek common ground
How will rising interest rates (really) affect you?
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FDA cilantro ban: Why cilantro from Puebla, Mexico is prohibited in the US
Texas authorities hope Sandra Bland booking video will quell rumors
How did missing Florida teens end up so far off course? (+video)
Tom Cruise on 'Tonight Show': How the lip-sync battle segment got so big (+video)
How hackers can take control of your Android with one text message (+video)
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