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Former astronaut John Glenn

John Glenn, Astronaut And Former US Senator, Dies At Age 95

He was the first American to orbit Earth, and he holds the record for being the oldest person to travel in space.


Hands holding PrEP aka Truvada
Newsy / Ben Schamisso

Meet The People Battling For Better Access To HIV-Fighting PrEP Drugs

The Eiffel Tower
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Paris Bans Cars To Fight Pollution — Again

An illustration of a feathery dinosaur
Chung-tat Cheung and Yi Liu

In Case You Forgot, Dinosaurs Were Actually Feathery

Shadow of a cemetery worker cast on gravestones.
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Life Expectancy In The US Has Dropped For The First Time In Decades

Two giraffes
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Giraffes Are Under Threat Of Extinction

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A Hexagonal Storm Really Is Over Saturn's North Pole

Okla. Attorney General Scott Pruitt at Trump Tower.
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Trump's Choice To Lead EPA Has A History With The Agency

Polar bears
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Climate Change Is Melting Away Polar Bears' Chance Of Survival

Shoppers at the seafood section of a grocery store.
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One Way To Help The World's Overfishing Problem: Buy American

A campsite near the Dakota Access Pipeline route
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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Leader Asks Activists To Go Home

Huw Williams

Google Sets Goal To Be 100 Percent Green By 2017

A mother rinses mud off her son
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Modern Life Is Too Clean For Fighting Allergies

Man falls asleep behind the wheel.

AAA Wants You To Know Just How Dangerous Drowsy Driving Is

Doctors deliver a baby by C-section.
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C-Sections Could Be Changing How Humans Evolve

Former Vice President Al Gore
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Al Gore Had An 'Extremely Interesting' Meeting With Donald Trump

Photo of a pair of mummified leg bones found inside Queen Nefertari's royal tomb in Egypt.
Habicht et al / CC BY 4.0

Experts Have Finally Identified These Ancient Mummified Knees

Native American and other Dakota Access Pipeline protesters celebrate
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The Battle Over The Dakota Access Pipeline Might Not Be Over Just Yet

Hand pumps diesel fuel into car
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These Four Major Cities Want To Ban Diesel Vehicles

Camp at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in winter
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DAPL Protesters Plan To Stay Despite The Risks Of A Harsh Winter

Mount Tambora in Indonesia.

The Right Volcanic Eruption Can Cancel Summer

Atlas rocket
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Want To Design A Rocket? Here's Your Chance

An illustration of two black holes colliding.
LIGO / T. Pyle

We're Trying To Use Gravitational Waves As Cosmic Tape Measures

Reindeer pulling a sled
Twitter / @dominos_JP

Domino's Tries (And Fails) To Deliver Pizza Via Reindeer In Japan

Overweight people walking
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7 In 10 Americans Are Overweight, And Many May Not Even Realize It

The Great Barrier Reef
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Australia Is Going To Spend A Lot Of Money On The Great Barrier Reef

Pills being counted
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House Passes Cures Act And Obama Administration Supports It

Stephen Hawking hosts a press conference.
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Stephen Hawking Says Only Cooperation Can Save The Planet

Ivanka Trump speaking
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Ivanka Trump, Chief Climate Change Advocate?

A tornado.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Tornado Outbreaks Are More Common — But We Don't Know Why

Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals LLC., listens to questions.
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Teenagers Recreated A $750 Drug For Just $2 Per Dose