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Water found on Mars

Water found on Mars

Scientists have discovered the strongest evidence yet that "flowing liquid water" exists on Mars, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Monday morning.Imaging instruments aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter identified evidence of "hydrated minerals" called perchlorates that ha

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Extremely Rare Baby Rhino Captured in Camera Trap

Extremely Rare Baby Rhino Captured in Camera Trap

A young rhino scuttles out of the underbrush, its outsize ears swiveling. Not far behind, its mother follows, watching cautiously. This isn't just any baby, though. It's one of three new Javan rhinoceros calves caught by camera traps in Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon National Park, the last ref

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Tiny Birds Fly Without Landing for Three Days

Tiny Birds Fly Without Landing for Three Days

Warblers that weigh about as much as a stack of 12 business cards fly thousands of miles across the Atlantic during their fall migration. Imagine a journey that requires you to first pack on the pounds, then get rid of your intestines, and finally to forgo eating and sleeping for three days. For

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Dog Runs For First Time In His Life

Dog Runs For First Time In His Life

Some might say Derby the dog is disabled, but clearly they haven't seen him in action. "He has always been the happiest dog I know," Derby's adopted human, Sherry Portanova, tells The Dodo. But before he met Sherry, things weren't so bright for him. Derby was born with underdeveloped front lim

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Smart People Live Longer — Here's Why

Smart People Live Longer — Here’s Why

Smarter people tend to live longer than those with less luck in the intelligence department. Now, a new study hints at why: It's (almost) all about good genes. About 95 percent of the relationship between intelligence and longevity is explained by genetic influences on both traits, researchers r

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What a ‘Tree of 40 Fruit’ Tells Us About Agricultural Evolution

What a ‘Tree of 40 Fruit’ Tells Us About Agricultural Evolution

Compass, Mirabelle, Long John, and Early Golden—they’re not a fleet of ships headed for the high seas. These are actually a few of the plum varieties artist Sam Van Aken worked with while creating his “Tree of 40 Fruit,” which as its name suggests, bears 40 varieties of stone fruit, includ

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Little girl, 3, saves  two children by donating her organs

Little girl, 3, saves two children by donating her organs

Olivia Swedberg was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer on May 7. The three-year-old from North Platte, Nebraska, had a tumor known as diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), which has a 0 percent survival rate and only affects children. Her parents decided they needed to do whatever they could

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My disability has never come in the way

My disability has never come in the way

Manikandan Kumar, aka Mani Rogers, is India’s first world Para-climbing Champion, a feat for anyone in India, where recognition for outdoor activities and sports is a rarity.  However, in the case of Mani Rogers, this was taken a step further. Apart from breaking the norm, this young 28-year-old

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Cuba stamps out mother-to-child HIV

Cuba stamps out mother-to-child HIV

Cuba has successfully eliminated mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The head of the WHO, Dr Margaret Chan, called it one of the greatest public health achievements possible. It follows years of efforts to give pregnant women early acc

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Blind French hikers use new technology to cross mountains

Blind French hikers use new technology to cross mountains

A new smartphone app helped five blind hikers to cross a mountain range in eastern France without any help from sighted guides. The technology offers new freedom to visually impaired people to lead fuller, more adventurous lives. The hikers - some fully blind and some partially-sighted - successf

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