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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

  • A flag hangs at half mast near the site of the Oso, Washington mudslide.

    Living in Harm's Way

    Risks of Building in Nature's Danger Zones

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  • A photo of a border collie.

    What Dog Brains Tell Us

    Canine researcher Ádám Miklósi of the Family Dog Project gets us into the head of the family pooch—and how that could help us learn about our own brains.


  • A photo of Hawaiian Airlines 45.

    Surviving in a Plane Wheel Well

    An aerospace physiologist describes how a five-hour trip in extreme cold, at very high altitudes, affects the body.


  • A photo of a hagfish

    Hagfish Slime Studied

    A new study on the defensive goo raises new mysteries and suggests it could be an eco-friendly alternative to nylon.


  • A photo of a Nepalese rescue team rescuing a survivor of an avalanche on Mount Everest.

    Sherpas Recall Everest Avalanche

    Two injured Sherpas recount the horrific avalanche on Mount Everest.


  • Map of landslides in the United States.

    Interactive Map: Landslides in the U.S.

    The March 2014 landslide in Oso, Washington, a month ago today, called attention to the lack of a national system to monitor landslide data.


  • A photo of a sea lion after being rescued from an almond farm.

    Record Number of Seal Rescues

    A toxic algal bloom and other factors are leading to marine mammal distress off California, where the Marine Mammal Center is rehabbing animals.


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    Longest Land Mammal Migration

    Wyoming mule deer cross many obstacles, from low desert to high mountains, posing challenges for conservation.


  • A flag hangs at half mast near the site of the Oso, Washington mudslide.

    Living in Harm's Way

    Washington mudslide disaster highlights the risks of building in danger zones.


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    Brave Sage of Timbuktu

    Abdel Kader Haidara had made it his life's work to document Mali's illustrious past. When the jihadists came, he led the rescue operation to save 350,000 manuscripts.

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