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Beijing welcomes 6 cloned dogs to its police force


Created: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:15:07 +0000

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China appears to have achieved "volume production" of a super-capable K-9 police force

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SpaceX Starship prototype explodes during test in Texas


Created: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 04:43:58 +0000

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A dramatic test mishap damages a SpaceX Starship prototype in Texas

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Why farmers may want to paint their cows with zebra stripes


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 11:14:27 +0000

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Some people thought the stripy cattle in a Japanese pasture were a practical joke, but the science behind the camoflaged bovines could save farmers big money

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NASA discovery fuels hopes in search for life beyond Earth


Created: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 22:17:03 +0000

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"We are on the cusp of exploring what may be the best place in our solar system to look for life beyond Earth," NASA says of Jupiter's icy moon

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Bei Bei the giant panda leaving the National Zoo for China


Created: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:43:02 +0000

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Washington's National Zoo is saying goodbye to Bei Bei, the last of its beloved giant panda cubs. This could be the end of an era, as Bei Bei heads to China. Chip Reid explains.

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Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon is highest since 2008


Created: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 22:07:24 +0000

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The rainforest lost 3,769 square miles of its vegetation over the last year

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Nature up close: Salmon, a keystone species in the Pacific Northwest


Created: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:08:17 +0000

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How a species of fish that spends most all of its life in the ocean has a vital role in a forest ecosystem

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Measuring the changing climate's effects on California sequoias


Created: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:38:19 +0000

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Scientists ascend into the canopies at Sequoia National Park to study how the giant trees adapt to drought

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How drought is impacting giant sequoia trees


Created: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:54:23 +0000

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In our Eye on Earth series, we are walking among giants: ancient trees. The huge sequoia groves of California draw millions of tourists a year, but these forests are more than photo opportunities. They are longtime warriors in the battle against climate change. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

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Warning from watchdog on Superfund sites' climate change exposure


Created: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 10:16:07 +0000

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At least 60% of Superfund sites are vulnerable to climate change, a government watchdog says, adding that Trump administration policies are hindering protections

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Venice hit by record third exceptional tide in one week


Created: Sun, 17 Nov 2019 21:16:57 +0000

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Since records began in 1872, that level had never been reached even twice in one year, let alone three times in one week

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How to watch the Leonids meteor shower


Created: Sat, 16 Nov 2019 18:08:03 +0000

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Colorful shooting stars will streak across the night sky during one of the most famous annual meteor displays

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NASA watchdog warns of possible delays in launching new U.S. spacecraft


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:28:20 +0000

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NASA argues concerns raised in new inspector general's report are "worst-case" and ignore mitigation efforts

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High tide in Venice could hit twice normal level


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 19:51:53 +0000

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Venice, Italy, is facing the second worst flooding in nearly 100 years, and high tide could hit nearly twice the normal level on Friday. At least two people have died, and the city's mayor has closed the historic St. Mark's Square. Holly Williams reports.

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Spacewalkers do "open heart surgery" to repair cosmic ray detector


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 18:50:08 +0000

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Four spacewalks will be needed to repair the $2 billion Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer

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Supermassive black hole ejects star from Milky Way Galaxy


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 18:13:44 +0000

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Astronomers spotted the star just 29,000 light-years away from Earth — "practically next door by astronomical standards"

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Disaster declared as Venice deals with historic flooding


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 05:33:42 +0000

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One of the world's most popular tourist destinations was declared a disaster on Thursday. Venice, Italy, has been swamped by the worst flooding in a half-century. As Holly Williams reports, the damage has left the city in deep trouble.

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Venice council floods after officials reject climate change measures


Created: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:31:03 +0000

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The regional council chambers, located in the Ferro Fini Palace, started to take on water Tuesday night as members were discussing climate change funding

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"I cannot think of a greater health emergency"


Created: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 09:56:51 +0000

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Health experts sound alarm about climate change's growing and potential impact on kids, as detailed in annual report in medical journal The Lancet

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SpaceX test fires crew capsule's abort engines


Created: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 00:11:50 +0000

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The test will help clear the way for an in-flight abort test as early as next month

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