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Less mutiny, less death, more exploration. [Read More]
Two days of record-breaking heat in Australia last November killed about 23,000 spectacled fruit bats. [Read More]
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It only happens when the sun, moon, and Earth align just right. [Read More]
Tags: Earth - Total - Lunar
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It's back to the future. Three decades after the Reagan administration's Strategic Defense Initiative, Trump wants to explore space-based missile defenses. [Read More]
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It's not in the trunk. There is no trunk. [Read More]
Tags: Probably - trunk - Guess
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The iconic butterfly species has hit its lowest population yet. [Read More]
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Police are still investigating the tragic incident. ... [Read More]
Tags: Police - Infant - Girl
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That is loud as hell. ... [Read More]
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Carrell and an Office cocreator are behind the mysterious project. ... [Read More]
Tags: Carrell - TV - Show
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In the form of a 14-channel tape recorder using one-inch magnetic tape. [Read More]
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The 105-millimeter howitzer is by far the largest gun on any combat aircraft today. [Read More]
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It's Playoff time in the NFL, and while some teams will fight it out under the comfort of a dome, others will compete exposed to... [Read More]
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The $5.2 billion deal will keep doors open, for now. [Read More]
Tags: Deal - Sears - Saved
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The computer-science-philosophy-horror film was a good movie in 2015, but it's a perfect movie now. [Read More]
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The newly-discovered system could lead to finding even stranger distant planets. [Read More]
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The ditching of Flight 1549 into an icy river was unprecedented, jaw-dropping—and sometimes misunderstood. Here's a pilot's-eye view of what went right. [Read More]
Tags: Flight - River - Landing
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The fallout from the shutdown is complicating the use of a cardinal direction. ... [Read More]
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This theory suggests that the building blocks of life were present on our planet hundreds of millions of years earlier than formerly believed. [Read More]
Tags: Life - Earth - Born
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The captain who landed US Airways flight 1549 in the Hudson River explains how his father helped prepare him for that heroic moment. [Read More]
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It works with your always-listening gadget, but also against it, all for your benefit. ... [Read More]
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