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Cecil Is One of Hundreds of Lions Killed Recently in Zimbabwe

a shared story    6 hours 34 minutes ago
Cecil the lion's killing sparks an evaluation of the country’s hunting and conservation programs. 

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Failed stars have aurora that glow a million times brighter than northern lights

a shared story    7 hours 34 minutes ago
So-called failed stars, which are difficult to detect and also remain hard to classify, host powerful aurora just like Earth, researchers have found. 

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Video from fatal Virgin Galactic crash released as co-pilot talks about the accident

a shared story    12 hours 34 minutes ago
Video from onboard cameras revealing the fatal crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship last year has been released, along with surviving pilot's recollection of his harrowing fall to Earth. 

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How a Piece of Malaysian Flight 370 Drifted 2,300 Miles

a shared story    15 hours 34 minutes ago
Indian Ocean debris moves in predictable patterns and confirms searchers are looking in the right spot for the missing plane. 

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Best Space Photos of the Week – August 1, 2015

a shared story    16 hours 34 minutes ago
From an amazing view of Africa from space to a tint galaxy bursting with stars, don't miss these stunning space images. 

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Remains of Nazi-Destroyed Synagogue Found Using Radar

a shared story    17 hours 34 minutes ago
Ground-penetrating radar is helping archaeologists locate the buried remains of the Great Synagogue of Vilna in Lithuania, a Jewish place of worship that was destroyed by the Nazis during World War II, the Israeli Antiquities Authority reports. 

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See Which States Use Coal the Most as New Climate Rules Loom

a shared story    18 hours 34 minutes ago
As the Clean Power Plan aims to tamp down emissions from the nation's power plants, coal-dependent states face big decisions. 

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Blue Moon Photos of 2015: Amazing Full Moon Views by Stargazers

a shared story    19 hours 34 minutes ago
The second full moon of July 2015, a so-called Blue Moon, wowed stargazers around the world on July 31, 2015. See their amazing photos in our gallery here. 

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How Maps Are Saving the World

a shared story    20 hours 34 minutes ago
Maps. They’ve been around longer than photographs. They’ve defined empires,guided explorers, told stories, and captured the imagination of many a hopeful traveler for years. While most appreciate the beauty and power of a good map, few recognize the dynamic and vital applications they have today. 

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Giant old galaxies, not Milky Ways, are best for life to thrive

a shared story    22 hours 34 minutes ago
Looking at how quickly stars form can nail down the galaxies that should be best for life – and our own doesn't come out on top 

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Highly active volcano erupts on Reunion amid media frenzy

a shared story    23 hours 34 minutes ago
PITON DE LA FOURNAISE, Reunion (AP) -- Journalists arriving this week to the Indian Ocean island Reunion to report about the discovery of a jet wing fragment were met with another spectacular sight: the eruption of one of the Earth's most active volcanoes.... 

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