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This Alaskan Airport’s New Best Friend: a Robot Dog

The Fairbanks, Alaska airport wildlife patrol staff is about...
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‘Spaghetti Monsters’ Menace Texas Beachgoers

This week in “nobody should have to tell you...
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Dine Well, Save Earth From Near-Space For $500K a Plate

Eager to get off this rock, but not in...
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Legendary Mt. Rainier Guide Lou Whittaker Dies at 95

A Mount Rainier icon has lapsed into the alpenglow. The...
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Sweet Spot in Size Lets Cheetahs Run So Fast

What makes a cheetah so fleet? According to one...
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Birding Controversy: Two Birders Claim 10,000 Species Record on the Same Day

In early February, 70-year-old Peter Kaestner announced he had...
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Museum Creates Free Online 3D Scans of 13,000 Vertebrates

The dissection industry just took a major hit. The Florida...
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3,000-Year-Old Bronze-Age Discovery Called the British Pompeii

When a fire broke out in a 3,000-year-old village...
A Pacific Ocean fault line punctured by hydrothermal vents

2,000 Earthquakes in a Day Hammer Fault Line Off Pacific Coast

Deep beneath the north Pacific Ocean, a slumbering giant...
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Belugas Reshape Their Melon Heads at Will in Secret Language

Want to learn to talk to a beluga? Better...
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Common Insect May Hold Key to Invisibility Devices

Could a common backyard insect lead to future invisibility...
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Tiny, Venomous Visitors Invade Texas Coast — Don’t Touch

If you’re moderately aware of general outdoor safety, you...
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All Sides Battle Over $17 Billion Shipwreck

There might not exist a more highly coveted shipwreck...
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We’re Doomed: Watch These Robots Dance to Pop Music

In a terrifying development, a Chinese company has unveiled...
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Famed Everest Documentarian David Breashears Dies at 68

The mountaineering community has lost a luminary. David Breashears died...
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Hidden Martian Volcano Taller Than Everest Could Hold Glacier

Astronomers in Houston announced a Texas-sized discovery on the...
Fish swim among pink coral in the Lophelia Reef.

Canada’s First Known Coral Reef Found

No Canadian coral reef had ever graced the radar...
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Diabetic Rower Dies on Trans-Atlantic Voyage

One long-distance rower set out across the Atlantic Ocean,...
gold artifacts

Inside a Powerful Ancient Man’s Tomb: Dozens of Human Sacrifices

A newly discovered tomb in Panama contains a fortune...
A nomad's ger in deep snow, left, and a sheep pen with the dead sheep piled outside.

Herders Struggle to Survive Deadly Mongolian ‘Dzud’ Winter

Herders in Mongolia are undergoing an unusually harsh winter...
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Magnet Fisherman Hauls Rare Viking Sword From English River

Any angler will tell you, you never know what...
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Found: World’s Oldest Forest, Which Changed Life Forever

If you were hiking through the world’s oldest forest,...
A wooly mammoth recreation at the Shanghai Natural History Museum

Breakthrough Draws ‘De-Extinction’ of Mammoth Nearer

Colossal Biosciences announced yesterday that it has created cells...
A platypus preying on a worm

Platypus Stings Woman in Rare Event

Platypus survival may be jeopardized — but don’t tell...

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