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The 60-Mile 'Hail Scar' Left by a South Dakota Storm
Balls of ice cause hundreds of millions of dollars in crop damage each year.
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The Spirited Life and Sad End of the First Indian-American Children’s Book Author
Dhan Gopal Mukerji was a prolific writer and an early cultural ambassador between East and West.
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The Crab Nebula Is Ready for Its Close-Up
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A Giant Permafrost Crater Grows in Siberia
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How the Leatherdykes Helped Change Feminism
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Tracing the Circulatory System Behind Antarctica's Blood Falls
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April 26, 2017
Seeing Earth From Between Saturn's Rings, Nearly a Billion Miles Away
This is what it feels like to feel small.
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A 'River Pirate' Can Be a Criminal—Or Another River
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Do Meteors Hiss, Sizzle, and Pop?
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April 17, 2017
Were Vikings All Show?
Some of their swords were made for looks, not for battle.
April 13, 2017
If You Live in the Ocean, Odds Are You're Glowing Right Now
Bioluminescence is the lingua franca of life in the seas, both shallow and deep.
April 12, 2017
When Ostrich Eggshells Were Luxury Goods
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A Piece of a WWII 'Bouncing Bomb' Washed Up on an English Beach
It was just for practice.
March 31, 2017
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