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Friday, February 27, 2015

  • Picture of an artist’s illustration of a quasar with a supermassive black hole

    'Monster' Black Hole Found

    It Appeared Less Than a Billion Years After Big Bang

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  • Photo of the the compound where Osama Bin Laden was killed.

    The Doctor Who Helped Find bin Laden

    Pakistani doctor helped lead the CIA to bin Laden—and unwittingly inspired a backlash against vaccines.


  • Picture of the Kasem family outside their home in Greensboro, North Carolina on January 27, 2015

    Syrian Family Flees War

    A family of seven, driven from their country by violence, is building a new life in North Carolina with help from the U.S. government, resettlement workers, and volunteers.


  • Picture of two nebulas

    Week's Best Space Pictures

    Curiosity makes its third foray into Martian soil, nebulae light up a winter night, and Hubble peers into deep space in this week's best space photos.


  • Picture of a polar bear sleeping on pack ice

    Cool Polar Bear Pictures

    Take a peek at polar bears playing, swimming, and sleeping in their changing habitat.


  • Picture of a girl with a dog on a farm in Australia

    Your Dog Has a Supershort Memory

    Human ability to remember past events is unique, according to a new study of animals' limited short-term memories.


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    Miami's Choice: Bigger Ships or Coral Reefs?

    Dredging in Biscayne Bay inflicts heavy damage on North America's only coral reef tract.

  • Picture of a frog with a fungus in Madagascar

    Fungus Endangers Madagascar's Frogs

    Chytrid fungus, responsible for amphibian declines and extinctions around the world, is now confirmed in Madagascar.

  • Picture of a water vendor standing next to his cart with water bottles

    Drought, Floods Share Common Cause

    With severe water shortages in Brazil's cities and destructive floods in the Amazon, the boom-and-bust phenomenon may be South America's new normal.

  • Picture of Camelback water bottles with BPA-free stickers

    BPA Free May Not Mean Risk Free

    Consumers may not be protecting their health as much as they think with some BPA-free products because a chemical that replaced BPA seems to have similar effects.


  • Picture of Dr. Eugenie Clark examines deep water sharks from Suruga Bay Japan

    Influential Biologist Known as 'Shark Lady' Has Died

    Eugenie Clark, a marine biologist and ichthyologist, helped the public understand and appreciate the much maligned shark.

  • Picture of an artist’s illustration of a quasar with a supermassive black hole

    Whopper of a Black Hole Found

    Astronomers struggle to explain how a gigantic black hole could have appeared less than a billion years after the big bang.


  • Photo of Saif Ulah, a man who got polio as a child, begging on a street in Karachi, Pakistan.

    Behind Polio's Resurgence in Pakistan

    After the U.S. used a health program to track down the al Qaeda leader, volunteers fighting polio became the hunted.


  • Picture of people drinking beer and listening to music at a festival in Denmark

    Practically Perfect Scandinavians

    Thanks to big government, high taxes, and redistribution of wealth, Scandinavia is educated and safe. But there are a few smudges on the portrait—alcoholism, for one.


  • Picture of brown rats emerging from a hole in a suburban yard

    Rats Return a Favor

    The more a rat helps another, the more it'll receive in return, a new study says—the first such discovery in nonhumans.


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