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Why Deadly Ebola Virus Is Likely to Hit the U.S. But Not Spread

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The deadly virus devastating West Africa likely will make it across the Atlantic, but the U.S. is better able to deal with it.

Pictures: The World's Tigers—There Are Only 3,200 Left in the Wild

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Global Tiger Day was created to promote conservation of Asia's most iconic cat.

Was Six-Million-Year-Old Turd Auctioned for $10,000 a Faux Poo?

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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.

Fatal Strike a Rarity in "Lightning Proof" Southern California

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A lightning strike that left one man dead and 13 injured in Venice Beach is a rare event in Southern California.

Social Octopus Species Shatters Beliefs About Ocean Dwellers

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The discovery of an octopus that lives in big groups is shattering even the most expansive ideas of known octopus behavior.

Q&A: Ebola Spreads in Africa—and Likely Will Spread Beyond

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The Ebola virus has killed a Liberian doctor and infected two Americans in the worst-ever Ebola epidemic, which has now spread to Nigeria.

Asteroid Timing Erased the Dinosaurs?

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Amid volcanoes and climate zig-zags, an asteroid impact bumped off dinosaurs at a weak moment for the giant beasts.

Animals From Space: Polar Bears, Penguins Tracked Via Satellite

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Keeping tabs on polar bears, penguins, and other creatures via satellite can be cheaper, easier, and more accurate, scientists say.

On the Hundredth Anniversary of the Start of World War I, Remembering the Part Animals Played

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Ten million men died during the 1914-18 conflict—and so did eight million horses.

Amelia Earhart’s 1935 Story on Becoming First to Fly From Hawaii to California

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Amelia Earhart's first-person account on becoming the first pilot to fly from Hawaii to California

How World War I Helps Explain Today's Middle East Bloodshed

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Bloodshed in the Middle East today can be traced back to the war that began a hundred years ago tomorrow.

Q&A: Was Teen Pilot's Tragic Round-the-World Flight Attempt Too Risky?

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A teen and his father took on too much risk in trying to set a world flight record in 30 days, says Barrington Irving, a young pilot who set his own record in 2007.

Pictures: Nice Day for a Picnic—a Century of Outdoor Eating Around the World

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Campers dine in the desert, workers take a midday break, and sweethearts kiss near the Eiffel Tower.

Week's Best Space Pictures: A Cosmic Cluster, a Heavenly Halo, and a Supernova's Ashes

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A halo of stars highlights a galaxy and a supernova image is spiffed up in this week's best space pictures.

Tropical Fish Cause Trouble as Climate Change Drives Them Toward the Poles

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Climate change drives sea creatures toward the Poles and into conflict with established communities.

Q&A: Scientist Studied His Poop for a Year to Learn About Gut Bugs

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From flossing to food poisoning, scientists saw life's up and downs altering their gut bugs.

Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

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A Siberian fossil of a new dinosaur species suggests most were probably feathered.

Opinion: It's Time to Stop Thinking That All Non-Native Species Are Evil

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Have we been obsessing too much about invasive species? Is it time to stop hating them and focus on more important things—like preventing extinction?

Video: How (and Why) to Sail a 19th-Century Whaling Ship

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A modern crew learns the secrets of sailing a restored New England whaling ship.

Dramatic Pictures of Recent Sinkholes Reveal Hazards Lurking Below

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Natural and human-caused sinkholes have swallowed cars and houses in Florida, Minnesota, England, China, Latin America, and beyond.