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Let the Stream Run Through It

Let the Stream Run Through It

The Berkeley Pit, a mile-wide hole in Butte, Mont., where copper used to be mined, currently holds 50 billion gallons of contaminated water. It's hoped that the water, once treated, could be a new "headwaters" for a section of the Silver Bow Creek that remains unrestored.

Eagles Take to South African Agriculture

Eagles Take to South African Agriculture

Verreaux’s Eagles nesting in South Africa’s mountains are not as successful as their neighbors nesting in an agricultural landscape.

Why Scientists Are Battling Over Pleasure

Why Scientists Are Battling Over Pleasure

Is the pleasure of enjoying a Leonardo da Vinci painting really any different than the pleasure we get from eating chocolate?

A Long, Frozen Rescue and Sharks on Twitter

A Long, Frozen Rescue and Sharks on Twitter

A helicopter from the nearby Chinese icebreaker Xue Long arrived to pick up the first batch of passengers from the stranded Russian ship Akademik Shokalskiy.

NASA’s New Horizons Takes Photos of Ultima Thule, 4 Billion Miles Away

NASA’s New Horizons Takes Photos of Ultima Thule, 4 Billion Miles Away

S. Alan Stern, center, New Horizons’ principal investigator, surrounded by children at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., on Tuesday.

Climate Change Is Altering Lakes and Streams, Study Suggests

Climate Change Is Altering Lakes and Streams, Study Suggests

The Sorpe reservoir in northwest Germany, one of four freshwater reservoirs observed in a recent study that found that carbon dioxide absorbed in lakes, rivers and streams can affect entire ecosystems.

Sea Turtles Use Magnetic Fields to Find Their Birthplace Beach

Sea Turtles Use Magnetic Fields to Find Their Birthplace Beach

Loggerhead turtles are known to use the earth’s magnetic fields to nest on Florida’s Gulf beaches within about 40 to 50 miles of where they were born decades earlier.

Moving, Without Feet to Do So

Moving, Without Feet to Do So

Cilia are hairlike structures that project from cells. They can move in coordinated, rhythmic waves that propel organisms through water.

79 Moons of Jupiter and Counting

79 Moons of Jupiter and Counting

Europa, one of Jupiter’s larger moons, lower left, and the shadow of Io, another moon, upper right, are joined by 12 recently discovered moons orbiting the solar system’s largest planet.


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