As World’s Population Booms, Will Its Resources Be Enough for Us?

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 11:30
As world population projections soar, there are rising concerns about the impact billions more people will have on the planet.
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Conservationists Spar With Fishermen Over World’s Largest Marine Monument

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 11:30
Federal officials weigh arguments on President Obama’s proposal to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.
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Sneak a Peek at 9 Pictures of Sea Otters at Home

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 07:56
Flip through nine pictures of these marine mammals in honor of sea otter awareness week.
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Record Drought Hastens Dramatic Spread of California Wildfires

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:57
The fast-spreading King fire is raising concerns about climate change's role in making droughts more frequent and wildfires more intense.
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India's Push for Renewable Energy: Is It Enough?

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:57
India faces pressure to cut emissions even as its new prime minister is promising to boost energy access. Can a push for renewable energy achieve both goals?
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Week's Best Space Pictures: A Star Pulses, a Hurricane Rages, and a Pl

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:46
Astronomers catch the blue light from a pulsar, a hurricane makes landfall, and an exoplanet sucks the life out of its star in the week's best space pictures.
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With NASA Probe's Arrival, International Mars Invasion Gets Under Way

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:46
The red planet beckons like never before, with a host of nations planning Mars missions.
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U.S. Ebola Aid Could Tamp Down Fear in West Africa

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:46
U.S. aid to fight Ebola in West Africa could build trust in the health care system, helping to stop the epidemic and save the faltering economy.
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American Farmers Are Growing Old, With Spiraling Costs Keeping Out Young

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 08:35
The nation's farmers are 17 years older than the average American worker, with younger would-be farmers hobbled by rising costs of land and technology.
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In Record Turnout Demographics Shape Scotland's Emphatic No Vote

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:34
Rural areas, far-flung islands, and industrial cities the Yes side needed to win all voted to stay in the U.K.
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Japan to Resume Whaling Next Year, Defying International Whaling Commi

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:12
The country will restart its controversial scientific whaling program next year.
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A World With 11 Billion People? New Population Projections Shatter Ear

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:10
Dueling projections of population growth present different visions of the world's future.
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Why Tiny Microbes Mean Big Things for Farming

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:10
Humble soil bacteria may help farmers grow more crops to feed the world.
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Bear Mauling in Wyoming: Why Do They Attack?

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:59
A man attacked and killed by a bear in a remote forest in Wyoming is a reminder to always be prepared around the animals.
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Richard III Killed by Sustained Attack, Suffering 9 Wounds to Head

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:56
Shakespeare got it wrong. A new study shows Richard III died for want of a helmet, not a horse.
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Study: Artificial Sweeteners May Trigger Blood Sugar Risks

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:51
Artificial sweeteners might unexpectedly increase blood sugar levels in some people, a study of gut microbes suggests.
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Amid Drought, New California Law Will Limit Groundwater Pumping for Fi

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:49
As the epic drought persists, the state decides to limit groundwater pumping—but not before the 2020s at the earliest.
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Fascination With Chernobyl Inspires Surreptitious Visits

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 06:47
After the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in 1986, more than a thousand square miles were abandoned, inspiring the curious and adventurous to sneak into the exclusion zone.
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Hawaiian Volcano Sends Lava Oozing Toward Town, With No Telling When I

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 14:21
Residents await a slow-moving threat from the Kilauea volcano.
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It's Thanks to Evolution That No Two Faces Are Alike, Study Finds

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:17
A new study suggests that people evolved distinct faces because this variability eases recognition.
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