Greenland ice melts most in half-century: US
Greenland ice melts most in half-century: US

Greenland's ice sheet melted the most it has in over a half century last year, US government scientists said Tuesday in one of a series ...

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Asteroid Zips Past Earth, Avoiding Collision
Asteroid Zips Past Earth, Avoiding Collision

Those of you who were worried about having to dodge an asteroid on your lunch hour yesterday can breathe a sigh of relief. The 2011 MD aster...

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Video:This Shark Decides To Jump The Surfer
Video:This Shark Decides To Jump The Surfer

Ever caught a shark? Jacob Langston did last week. But he had no idea until he left the beach. The Orlando Sentinel photographer was takin...

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New Uncontacted Group Confirmed in Brazil
New Uncontacted Group Confirmed in Brazil

The Brazilian government has confirmed the existence of a previously unknown group of so-called uncontacted people who have remained isolate...

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No tsunami for coastal Alaska after magnitude 7.2 strong quake.
No tsunami for coastal Alaska after magnitude 7.2 strong quake.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook a large swath of Alaska's Aleutian Islands on Thursday evening, sending residents o...

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55-foot 'Sea Monster' Washes Up In China
55-foot 'Sea Monster' Washes Up In China

A massive sea creature has washed up on a beach in Guangdong, China. So badly decayed it cannot be positively identified, the "sea mons...

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Tiny camera reveals inside of ancient Mayan tomb
Tiny camera reveals inside of ancient Mayan tomb

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A tiny remote-controlled camera peered inside the tomb of a Mayan ruler that has been sealed for 1,500 years, reveal...

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Video: Spider Spins Zero-Gravity Web in Space
Video: Spider Spins Zero-Gravity Web in Space

A pair of golden orb spiders, named Gladys and Esmerelda, were shot into space aboard NASA’s penultimate shuttle mission in May. The exper...

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Simmering Sun: Summer Solstice Starts with Solar Storm
Simmering Sun: Summer Solstice Starts with Solar Storm

The sun unleashed a powerful solar flare and eruption Tuesday (June 21) just in time for the summer solstice: the first day of the summer in...

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Japan's tsunami debris set for 10-year Pacific tour
Japan's tsunami debris set for 10-year Pacific tour

PARIS (AFP) – Debris sucked from the shoreline of Japan by the March 11 tsunami has embarked on a 10-year circuit of the North Pacific, posi...

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Scientists develop new approach for cancer vaccine
Scientists develop new approach for cancer vaccine

LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists have developed a technique that uses a library of DNA taken from organs in which tumors can form and harnesses...

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New Closeup of Saturn’s Largest Moons Reha and Titan
New Closeup of Saturn’s Largest Moons Reha and Titan

This beautiful new image, captured June 16 by NASA’s Cassini orbiter, highlights the stark differences between Saturn’s two largest moons. ...

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Arabian 'unicorn' thrives again in wild
Arabian 'unicorn' thrives again in wild

GENEVA – The Arabian Oryx, whose distinctive horns are widely believed to have given rise to the unicorn legend, is back from the brink of e...

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French village Miviludes seen at threat from 2012 Apocalypse sects
French village Miviludes seen at threat from 2012 Apocalypse sects

PARIS (Reuters) – The tiny southern French hamlet of Bugarach has drawn scrutiny from a government sect watchdog over droves of visitors who...

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Ancient Toolmakers Plied Craft Near Niagara Falls
Ancient Toolmakers Plied Craft Near Niagara Falls

An ancient campsite where people were manufacturing tools has been discovered near the Niagara Falls. This find, combined with other archae...

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Black hole shreds star, sparking gamma ray flash
Black hole shreds star, sparking gamma ray flash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A monster black hole shredded a Sun-like star, producing a strangely long-lasting flash of gamma rays that probably w...

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Little Ice Age? Sunspot Drop Won’t Cause Global Cooling
Little Ice Age? Sunspot Drop Won’t Cause Global Cooling

News that solar activity might fizzle for a few decades has prompted talk of a new “Little Ice Age,” even a quick fix for global warming. Bu...

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Video: Year of Moon Motion in 2.5 Minutes
Video: Year of Moon Motion in 2.5 Minutes

Many claim to see a man in the moon, but now an animation has been made that showcases a year’s worth of moon movements in less than three m...

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Bald eagles attack post office at Alaska port
Bald eagles attack post office at Alaska port

(Reuters) - A pair of bald eagles nesting near the Post Office in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, has taken to dive-bombing customers, in one case dra...

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Scientists predict rare 'hibernation' of sunspots
Scientists predict rare 'hibernation' of sunspots

WASHINGTON (AFP) – For years, scientists have been predicting the Sun would by around 2012 move into solar maximum, a period of intense flar...

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Ashdown dino:Tiny Fossil May Be World's Smallest Dinosaur
Ashdown dino:Tiny Fossil May Be World's Smallest Dinosaur

A new fossil discovery could be the world's smallest known dinosaur — a feathered, birdlike creature that lived more than 100 million ye...

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Japan: rabbit with no ears born close to Fukushima nuclear plant
Japan: rabbit with no ears born close to Fukushima nuclear plant

The discovery of a rabbit born with no ears close to the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant has triggered new concerns across Japan about the ...

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Roswell UFO, "Area 51" controversies: Nazi link?
Roswell UFO, "Area 51" controversies: Nazi link?

(CBS News) Did aliens crash a flying saucer in Roswell, New Mexico more than 60 years ago? And was the wreckage taken back to the mysterio...

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Galaxy boasts two monster black holes
Galaxy boasts two monster black holes

Viewed in visible light, Markarian 739 resembles a smiling face, with a pair of bright cores underscored by an arcing spiral arm. The obje...

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Earth to be Hit by Biggest Solar Flare in Years
Earth to be Hit by Biggest Solar Flare in Years

The sun emitted an unusual solar flare, a small radiation storm and a spectacular coronal mass ejection (CME) from a sunspot complex on the ...

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‘Living Laser’ Engineered From Human Cells
‘Living Laser’ Engineered From Human Cells

Medical researchers from Harvard University have created the first “living laser”; a biological cell that’s been genetically engineered to p...

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New 'Subatomic Particle' Likely a Fluke, Test Finds
New 'Subatomic Particle' Likely a Fluke, Test Finds

A report in April suggesting a giant atom smasher may have detected a never-seen-before subatomic particle had physicists at the edge of the...

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Is All the Wild Weather Connected?
Is All the Wild Weather Connected?

This has been a wild year, weather-wise. In the winter, there was the record snowfall across the Northeast. Record rainfall and floods in O...

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Total lunar eclipse next week, not visible in US
Total lunar eclipse next week, not visible in US

LOS ANGELES – The year's first total eclipse of the moon will last an unusually long time, a rare celestial treat for a wide swath of th...

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New Tevatron Particle May Be a Mirage
New Tevatron Particle May Be a Mirage

The Tevatron’s Hail Mary shot at particle-physics glory may be fizzling in a puff of protons. New particles recently claimed one of the part...

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Greenhouse Gas Pains: Shoot the Farting Camels?
Greenhouse Gas Pains: Shoot the Farting Camels?

Australian officials are hoping to curb carbon emissions by killing off feral camels in the outback, but U.S. researchers say the cows are t...

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Explore the Deep Seas With Google Oceans Update
Explore the Deep Seas With Google Oceans Update

Thanks to a Google Earth update containing two decades of data from seafloor-scanning expeditions, armchair explorers can take a virtual sub...

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