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Want to meet a Martian or spark lunar conflict? Two former NASA specialists give tips for making the most of Google's 3-D space offerings—and offer hints for finding some little-known gems.Video

November 3, 2009
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New species discovered along Asia's Mekong River in 2008—including a leopard gecko and a fanged frog that eats birds—are already under serious threat because of climate change, WWF says. Video.

September 28, 2009
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To help save South Australia's rare black-footed wallaby, researchers are taking joeys from the wild and placing them in surrogate pouches, encouraging wild moms to trigger "backup" pregnancies. Video.

September 24, 2009
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See NASA's newly restored video of the first ever moonwalks in 1969—and find out what it took to capture it. Video.

July 16, 2009
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European scientists have combined virtual reality with treadmills to allow users to "walk through" the ancient city as it looked before the devastating volcanic eruption.

April 18, 2008
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From AIDS to cancer to suicide, see which causes of death hit hardest in which parts of the world using a unique new series of maps.

November 1, 2007
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A striking seaweed, ribbon-like metal, and twisted geometry are just some of the winners of the 2007 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.

September 27, 2007
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Groundbreaking new images have revealed the surprising sprawl of Cambodia's iconic imperial city.

August 13, 2007
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Take a virtual tour of Rome circa A.D. 320, and compare the city's digital re-creations with modern photos of the real-life monuments.

August 3, 2007
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As part of a new program in India, animal ringtones are the latest tool being employed to protect people when the big cats roam into villages.

June 5, 2007
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Philippine and Malaysian laws now allow only officially approved engineers to make GPS-based maps, a move that activists say will stifle tribes' efforts to win land rights.

April 26, 2007
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Images and survivor stories embedded in the virtual globe bring the violence up close and personal, while real-time spin-offs aim to track and perhaps deter armed militias.

April 25, 2007
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Low-lying regions at risk of being swamped by rising sea levels had their virtual equivalents flooded as part of a campaign to raise global warming awareness.

April 4, 2007
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A few simple rules have created a surprisingly complex ecosystem of cannon plants, gridlice, and other strange creatures in the virtual world of Second Life.

March 8, 2007
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Wearing tags traditionally used for tracking, the marine recruits are helping scientists collect data that could one day be used to generate ocean forecasts.

February 8, 2007

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