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Crumbling Comet Could Create New Meteor Shower and an Epic Outburst

Crumbling Comet Could Create New Meteor Shower and an Epic Outburst

Plan to head outside on the night of May 30, when we could see the birth of a brand new meteor shower called the tau Herculids.

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New Mexico Fire Now State's Largest Ever, Resort Evacuated: What You Need to Know

New Mexico Fire Now State's Largest Ever, Resort Evacuated: What You Need to Know

Wind-whipped wildfires and severe drought have combined to destroy more than a hundred buildings over an area larger than all of New York City.

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See Skydiving Salamanders Show Off Their Complex Aerial Maneuvers

See Skydiving Salamanders Show Off Their Complex Aerial Maneuvers

Wandering salamanders are the flying squirrels of the amphibian world.

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New Mexico Fire Now State's Largest Ever, Resort Evacuated: What You Need to Know

New Mexico Fire Now State's Largest Ever, Resort Evacuated: What You Need to Know

Wind-whipped wildfires and severe drought have combined to destroy more than a hundred buildings over an area larger than all of New York City.

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A World Without Koalas? What We Can Do Before It's Too Late

A World Without Koalas? What We Can Do Before It's Too Late

It's difficult to imagine Australia without the endangered marsupial, and scientists don't want to.

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Biden reverses Trump by pausing oil drilling in Arctic

Biden reverses Trump by pausing oil drilling in Arctic

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has been a battleground between environmentalists and industrialists for decades.

'Clobbered by Climate Change': UN Warns of Failure to Adapt to Global Warming

'Clobbered by Climate Change': UN Warns of Failure to Adapt to Global Warming

Humanity's ability to deal with climate change will become more difficult unless we rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, scientists say.

'Heartbreaking' loss: Climate crisis spurs push for compensation in 2022

'Heartbreaking' loss: Climate crisis spurs push for compensation in 2022

Amid the ravages of climate change, hard-hit lands look to wealthy nations for funds.

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NASA's Voyager 1 Space Probe From the '70s Troubled by Mysterious Glitch

NASA's Voyager 1 Space Probe From the '70s Troubled by Mysterious Glitch

The farthest spacecraft from Earth is beaming back weird telemetry data.

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Webb Space Telescope Hits Major Milestone, Sends Back Crisp Galaxy Images

Webb Space Telescope Hits Major Milestone, Sends Back Crisp Galaxy Images

All of the telescope's instruments are aligned and in excellent shape, bringing us closer to unveiling the unfiltered universe.

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Crumbling Comet Could Create New Meteor Shower and an Epic Outburst

Crumbling Comet Could Create New Meteor Shower and an Epic Outburst

Plan to head outside on the night of May 30, when we could see the birth of a brand new meteor shower called the tau Herculids.

Dusty NASA Mars Lander Snaps What Will Likely Be Its Final Selfie

Dusty NASA Mars Lander Snaps What Will Likely Be Its Final Selfie

I'm not tearing up. That's just Martian dust in my eyes.

'Tornado of Fire' Is Latest Sight on the Sun's Tumultuous Surface

'Tornado of Fire' Is Latest Sight on the Sun's Tumultuous Surface

Sunspots, solar flares and now a cyclone on the surface of our local star as the solar cycle heats up.

Biology

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See Skydiving Salamanders Show Off Their Complex Aerial Maneuvers

See Skydiving Salamanders Show Off Their Complex Aerial Maneuvers

Wandering salamanders are the flying squirrels of the amphibian world.

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'Dragon of Death' Unearthed in Argentina Is One of the Largest Pterosaurs Ever Discovered

'Dragon of Death' Unearthed in Argentina Is One of the Largest Pterosaurs Ever Discovered

The ancient flying terrors were as large as school buses.

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Mysterious Ancient Eggs Traced to 'Demon Ducks of Doom'

Mysterious Ancient Eggs Traced to 'Demon Ducks of Doom'

Thanks to DNA sequencing, we now know that a prehistoric bird gang is responsible for decades of scientific debate.

Tiny Robot Crab Doctors Could Roam the Human Body One Day

Tiny Robot Crab Doctors Could Roam the Human Body One Day

They could even be joined by beetle bots, cricket bots and inchworm droids.

Dolphins Taste Their Pals' Pee to Identify Them

Dolphins Taste Their Pals' Pee to Identify Them

Know the group urine. Dolphins don't have a sense of smell, but they can follow friends by their flavor.

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