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extinct animals

Once Extinct in the Wild, World's Last Wild Horses Return Home

Przewalski's horses were for decades absent from their natural habitat.
March 7, 2016
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telescopes

Astronomers Eye The Most Distant Galaxy Ever Seen

The galaxy existed just 400 million years after the Big Bang.
March 4, 2016
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disease

The Protein That Might Be Cancer's Undoing

Scientists say they've discovered cancer's "Achilles heel."
March 4, 2016
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oceans

The Fascinating, Terrifying Sounds in the Deepest Ocean Trench in the World

Scientists recorded 23 days worth of material nearly seven miles below the surface.
March 3, 2016
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graffiti

Did Academics Unmask Banksy?

A new study used geographic profiling to finger the man suspected of being the artist.
March 3, 2016
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nasa

Drought in the Middle East Was the Worst in Over 900 Years

The severity of the drought, NASA scientists say, is further evidence of climate change.
March 3, 2016
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forest

Harvard, IKEA, and the Battle For Romania's Forests

Bribery, toxic assets, and thousands of acres of timberland.
March 2, 2016
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world record

World's Longest Filibuster Ends After 192 Hours of Orwell and Internet Comments

South Korea has nabbed the record from Canada.
March 2, 2016
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presidents

How Search Engines Are Predicting Super Tuesday

The projections have been impressively accurate.
March 1, 2016
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subways

A Giant Simulated Disaster Has Hit the London Underground

Thousands are training for what might happen if a tower fell on London's busiest station.
March 1, 2016
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art

Artist Gets Exclusive Rights to Blackest Black Ever Created

Is it innovation in art or a publicity stunt?
February 29, 2016
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oceans

Notorious Poaching Vessel Captured After Years On The Run

Indonesia plans to intentionally sink the ship known as 'Viking.'
February 29, 2016
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supreme court

For the First Time in 10 Years, Clarence Thomas Asked a Question in Court

The justice has been curiously silent in oral arguments.
February 29, 2016
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north carolina

Meet the Professor Behind The First Printed Use of 'Shit Happens'

February 26, 2016
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mars

Will Russia and India Be The First to Send Humans to Mars?

A Russian official recently raised the prospect of a joint mission.
February 26, 2016
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gold

Massive Cyanide Spill At Gold Mine Leaked Into 5 Different Rivers

February 25, 2016
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underwater

Brazil's Plans For A $250 Million Spy-Proof Underwater Cable To Europe

February 25, 2016
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supreme court

The Secret Society Antonin Scalia Spent His Final Hours With

February 25, 2016
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canada

Descendants of Black Loyalists Fight For Land Given to Them During Revolutionary War

February 24, 2016
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antarctic

Why 150,000 Penguins Missing From Antarctica May Actually Be Alive

February 24, 2016
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trees

How Scientists Are Using Tree Damage to Measure Storm Surge

February 23, 2016
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birds

13 Bald Eagles Found in Mysterious Mass Death Incident

February 23, 2016
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video

The Unsettling Mystery of the Creepiest Channel on YouTube

February 22, 2016
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australia

Residents Mostly Chill About Hairy Panic Invading Australian Town

February 19, 2016