Mind in the Mound: How Do Termites Build Their Huge Structures?

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Termites move a fourth of a metric ton of dirt to build mounds that can reach 17 feet (5 meters) and higher.
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The Smithsonian Disassembles Its Dinosaurs

1 hour 34 min ago
The Smithsonian is renovating its dinosaur hall, which means giant skeletons must come down.
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Promising Ebola Drugs Stuck in Lab Limbo as Outbreak Rages in Africa

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Lack of funds, regulatory hurdles hold up game-changing therapies.
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Big Cities Beckoned the Brainy Across History

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A massive births and deaths database reveals that cultural figures have migrated to cities in the same way for centuries.
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Oklahoma Grapples With Earthquake Spike—And Evidence of Industry's Role

1 hour 34 min ago
Oklahomans and local officials are trying to understand and react to a spate of earthquakes linked to the energy industry.
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Wooden Ship Unearthed at World Trade Center Site From Revolutionary-Era Philadelphia

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A wooden ship unearthed at the World Trade Center site is dated to Revolutionary-Era Philadelphia, according to clues contained in tree rings.
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The Extortion Plot That Shook France's Wine Country to Its Roots

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Telling the story of the poisoned vines, an American crime writer finds redemption in a French village.
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16-foot Waves Measured in Arctic Ocean Where There Was Once Only Ice

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 15:55
Researchers get the first measurements of wave heights in the Beaufort Sea north of Alaska, and they're big.
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Astronomers Unravel Secrets of Weirdly Tilted Solar Systems

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:50
Astronomers have spotted two solar systems forming on a slant, thanks to the influence of each other's stars.
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Amazing Maze: What Science Says About Solving Labyrinths

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:50
We encounter mazes every day when we navigate roads. But they are also a powerful tool for neuroscientists trying to figure out the brain.
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New Wildfire Science Shows That Small Steps Can Save Homes, Communities

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:47
In wildfire season, a few adjustments can be the difference between a saved and a destroyed home.
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Why Deadly Ebola Virus Is Likely to Hit the U.S. But Not Spread

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 14:41
The deadly virus devastating West Africa likely will make it across the Atlantic, but the U.S. is better able to deal with it.
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Pictures: The World's Tigers—There Are Only 3,200 Left in the Wild

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:37
Global Tiger Day was created to promote conservation of Asia's most iconic cat.
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Was Six-Million-Year-Old Turd Auctioned for $10,000 a Faux Poo?

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:37
A six-million-year-old piece of fossilized dung that sold for more than $10,000 at auction may not actually be of animal origin.
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Fatal Strike a Rarity in "Lightning Proof" Southern California

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 19:06
A lightning strike that left one man dead and 13 injured in Venice Beach is a rare event in Southern California.
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Social Octopus Species Shatters Beliefs About Ocean Dwellers

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 15:49
The discovery of an octopus that lives in big groups is shattering even the most expansive ideas of known octopus behavior.
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Q&A: Ebola Spreads in Africa—and Likely Will Spread Beyond

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 15:49
The Ebola virus has killed a Liberian doctor and infected two Americans in the worst-ever Ebola epidemic, which has now spread to Nigeria.
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Asteroid Timing Erased the Dinosaurs?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:14
Amid volcanoes and climate zig-zags, an asteroid impact bumped off dinosaurs at a weak moment for the giant beasts.
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Animals From Space: Polar Bears, Penguins Tracked Via Satellite

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:14
Keeping tabs on polar bears, penguins, and other creatures via satellite can be cheaper, easier, and more accurate, scientists say.
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On the Hundredth Anniversary of the Start of World War I, Remembering the Part Animals Played

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:14
Ten million men died during the 1914-18 conflict—and so did eight million horses.
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