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See a roundup of the week's news and events, from the world's tallest tower to Arabic coins found in Sweden, a hot-air balloon festival in Japan, and more.

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The nearly 3.2-million-year-old bones will start a six-year tour of the U.S. next year. But at least one museum is refusing to accept the display, saying the remains are too fragile to travel.

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A young Maya Indian helps spruce up her grandmother's grave as part of a ritual leading up to the Mexican Day of the Dead.

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Gulf sturgeon have long been known to leap out of the water by as much as six feet (two meters)—sometimes colliding with people on boats. A scientist says he now knows why the giant fish are jumping.

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With bats' many natural roosts disappearing, bat lovers are taking action to boost the fortunes of a misunderstood mammal.

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Tour London's opulent Ham House, and see the mansion's modern-day caretaker give her own accounts of ghostly encounters there.

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National Geographic explorer Todd Skinner died when his gear broke during a descent on October 23. Skinner pioneered free climbing—avoiding rope use as much as possible.

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Meet the man who calls himself the manatee warrior, and join him as he patrols Florida waters in search of the giant, gentle sea creatures.

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Florida's manatees have rebounded from the brink of extinction, but experts say their survival depends on finding food and warm waters along the state's increasingly busy coast.

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Damn the clouds, full speed ahead! Eco-explorers powered out of port this week in a sun-powered, sail-less boat bound for the New World.

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Armed with GPS devices and an open-source ideology, some grassroots groups are putting street maps in the hands of the people—and are smashing a few "Easter eggs" in the process.

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At least eight colorful new species of orchid have been discovered during surveys of previously unexplored forests in the Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea.

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Take a tour of this unspoiled waterway and discover the mounting pressures it faces as human populations expand.

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An altar and a monolith discovered near the city's central square may be one of the most significant Aztec discoveries in years, archaeologists say.

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Electronic versions of the rodents' bristles could one day help bots inspect oil pipelines and explore remote locations from the deep sea to outer space.


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