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Saturday, August 23, 2014

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    A Lethal, Gelatinous Beauty

    Pictures and Video of the Portuguese Man-of-War

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  • Photo of a the bubbly cloud of a supernova seen in two lights.

    Week's Best Space Pictures

    A supernova shines, debris streaks across space, and stars wheel around a tower.


  • A photo of the Bardarbunga volcano.

    Iceland’s Ice-Powered Volcanoes

    As another volcano rumbles in Iceland, author and reporter Alexandra Witze explores the nation’s long history of powerful eruptions.


  • A photo of an Atlantic goliath grouper

    Watch: Fish Eats Shark

    A goliath grouper snatches an "easy" meal when it downs a four-foot shark in one bite.


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    Pictures of a Lethal, Gelatinous Beauty

    The Portuguese man-of-war is infamous for its painful sting, but one photographer finds the beauty inside this animal's dangerous embrace.

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    Detroit Faces Water Woes

    Detroit cuts water to poor residents, inspiring widespread dismay and innovative relief efforts.


  • Photo of a Liberian Army soldier, part of the Ebola Task Force, beating a local resident while enforcing a quarantine on the West Point slum on August 20, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia.

    Photographer Captures Ebola's Toll

    John Moore has shot in war zones, but West Africa presents different risks.


  • Photo of the San Joaquin River in California.

    GPS Tracks West’s Lost Water

    Scientists discover that GPS can measure how much water has disappeared from the West. It's a bucketload.


  • A photo of icebergs in East Greenland.

    What Stalled Global Warming?

    The last decade was the warmest on record—but it could have been worse. New research finds the "missing heat" in the deep Atlantic.


  • A photo of a male ruby-throated hummingbird.

    A Hummingbird's Sweet Tooth

    A genetic mutation gave hummingbirds the ability to taste sweetness using other taste receptors, researchers discover.


  • An optical image of the star SDSS J0018-0939.

    Remnants of One of First Stars Found

    Astronomers have struggled to find evidence for the massive stars thought to populate the early universe. Now, some say they have.


  • A saltwater crocodile in the surf.

    Temperature Key to Crocs in the Sea

    Constantly changing ocean temperatures may be the reason seagoing crocodiles kept evolving and going extinct.


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    Did Seals Carry TB to the New World?

    Few people suspected seals. But they may explain the uncertainty around the smudgy history of tuberculosis in the Americas.


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    Peak Zone

    Researchers used words from Pelé’s autobiography to define a somewhat fuzzy psychological concept: being “in the zone."


  • An illustration of a Giant teratorn, the largest known flying dinosaur.

    Your Weird Animal Questions

    What was the biggest flying dinosaur, how do wasps get their zinc "drill tips", and how long does spider venom last in the body?


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