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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • A photo of a highway patrol officer redirecting traffic away from a part of the highway that was damaged in a 6.0 earthquake.

    What Caused California's Earthquake?

    Different Type of Faults Explained

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  • A photo of a moving rock covered in frost.

    Death Valley's "Walking" Rocks

    Researchers have observed for the first time how Death Valley's mysterious "walking" rocks move across the desert floor.


  • A photo of a wolf yawning.

    Contagious Yawns in Wolves

    Contagious yawning in wolves gives researchers a glimpse into the origins of empathy.


  • Photo of the red outlines of 2 cats made from cardboard cut-outs.

    Quantum Trick Reveals the Invisible

    In a physics first, quantum entanglement of two-colored laser beams created pictures of otherwise unseeable objects, experimenters report.


  • Photo of  woman kissing a small boy in front of the Mar Tshmony church.

    Iraqi Christians Consider Arming

    Christian groups in northern Iraq are newly determined to defend their ancient homeland.


  • Photo of Atlantic puffins, Fratercula arctica, Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland.

    Massive Seabird Chick Deaths

    Climate and ocean changes blamed for huge losses of puffins, kittiwakes, and terns.


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    Mission to Pluto Is Like a Next-Gen Voyager

    A cosmic coincidence brought together two spacecraft, marking the passing of a torch from one generation of space explorers to another.


  • Photo of a dock worker for the Kenya Ports Authority standing amid rows of shipping containers.

    Tracking Illegal Ivory

    Efforts to stop the illegal killing of African elephants should focus on ivory transshipment ports and personnel.


  • In this photo taken June 3, 2014, the Elwha River flows into the Strait of Juan de Fuca near Port Angeles, Wash.

    River Undammed After 100 Years

    The last section of dam is being blasted from the Elwha River on Washington's Olympic Peninsula on Tuesday.


  • A female snowy owl rests on a ledge of a building in Washington, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.

    D.C. Snowy Owl Dies

    The famous bird, which delighted citizens in the nation's capital, is found dead in Minnesota.


  • Cassowary, a flightless bird of Australia

    Watch Endangered Bird Videos

    Threatened birds face polar bears and poop-sniffing reporters in some of our best videos about species facing extinction.


  • Carbon dioxide emissions from stacks at a coal-fired power plant in England.

    Committed to Carbon Emissions

    The world's existing power plants are locking in more than 300 billion tons of future emissions that aren't being accounted for, a new study says.

  • Employee checking server racks at the new data center of T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG on July 01, 2014, in Biere, Germany.

    Data Centers Wasting Energy

    U.S. data centers throw away billions of dollars in electricity every year because of inefficiencies in how they are run, according to a new report.


  • Photo of an osprey with fish prey.

    Ospreys Reveal Environmental Poisons

    As apex predators, ospreys get a mega-dose of contaminants—and help identify health threats.


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    5 Sky Events This Week

    A cosmic teapot steams while Neptune hits prime time this week in the night sky.



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