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Planetary Parade: Watch the Night Sky For a Celestial Line-up This Week

Most of Earth's residents will get a chance to...
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Reach for the Sky: Footage Shows Lightning that Strikes Upwards

There's nothing better than watching something fast slowed down...
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Iconic Polish Climb Finally Goes Free in Winter ‘Classic’ Style

When the Heinrich-Chrobak went up in 1964, it stood...
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Twisted Nails in Roman Tomb Show Fear of ‘Restless Dead’

Ancient Romans widely held superstitions involving nails. And researchers...
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Asteroid Discovery Suggests Origin Of Life on Earth Came From Space

Scientists have long pondered how life began on Earth,...
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A Treasure Map to Falling Stars? This Glaciologist Made One

Imagine you're a planetary geologist who studies meteorites. You...
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Weekend Warm-Up: ‘Dhauj Diaries’ Tells Classic Story of A Crag Restored

Any climber who's earned their stripes will immediately recognize...
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80 Pitches, 45 Hours of Climbing: Another Great Winter Enchainment in the Alps

There's a reason that enchainments have become one of...
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The Possible ‘Alien Spaceship’ That Puzzled Astronomers is a Hydrogen-Farting Rock

A splinter-like object darting around deep space captured astronomers’...
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French Phenom Enchains Three Peaks In Ecrins Massif

When Benjamin Vedrines sees a “logical, elegant line traveling...
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Iconic Paddling Race Returns to Hawaii’s ‘Channel of Bones’

Heavy water and wild weather often wrack the 51-kilometer...
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NASA Unveils First New Spacesuit in 40 Years. It’s Pretty Cool Looking

For a trip to the moon's South Pole, NASA...
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Music Of Melting Earth Blurs Line Between Art And Science

Polar Force. Energy Field. Permafrost. Weather Report. If those sound...
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Four Rescued After Whale Sinks Sailboat in Mid-Pacific

Captain Rick Rodriguez and his crew of three spent...
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A 1,600-Year-Old Grave in England Could Shed Light on ‘Dark Ages’

A mass grave discovered in Northern England last year...
Brachiosaurus Altithorax Herd And A Flock Of Pterosaurs

Huge Dinosaur Had A Neck Eight Times as Long As A Giraffe’s

In the seemingly endless slew of Jurassic Park spinoffs,...
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NASA Uncovers Old Venus Secret: An Erupting Volcano!

The excitement around NASA's forthcoming Venus mission inspired a...
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Think You’ve Got Wanderlust? Check Out the Most Traveled People List

There's a tradition in the U.S. of visiting as...
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Weekend Warm-Up: Liquid Lines, Entrancing Tunes, Mesmerizing Moments in ‘MALIA’

Surfing is an ancient sport — but I’m glad...
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A Modern Puzzle: Why Did Humans Lose Their Fur?

While human beings have many living ancestors — bonobos,...
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Scientists Find ‘Plastic Rocks’ on Remote Turtle Refuge

Scientists say they have discovered rocks made of plastic...
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Spring Snow Brings First Descent of a Big New Ski Line

In Norse mythology, Niflheim represents the cold, dark realm...
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Watch: Near Miss as Massive Avalanche Sweeps Through French Ski Resort

For my money, avalanches are right up there with...
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Mysterious Sand Dunes on Mars Form Almost Perfect Circles

Leave it to the Red Planet to serve up...

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