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Coming to a fall festival near you: thousand-pound pumpkins and the growing sport of competitive gardening.

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The Hubble Space Telescope has detected large deposits of oxygen-rich minerals on the moon that could help astronauts and robots "live off the land," NASA scientists announced today.

Leaf peepers visiting the Cohocton Fall Foliage Festival in New York this weekend will get an unusual eyeful of local color—tree sitters.

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The National Storytelling Festival, held each year in a small Appalachian town, is striving to preserve—and revive—the art of storytelling.

Why is quicksand easy to sink into but hard to escape from? A new study digs up some answers.

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Equipped with spandex masks and outrageous names like Son of the Devil, Mexico's professional wrestlers appeal to a global fan base.

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A festival this weekend in California's Joshua Tree National Park aims to literally drum up support for one of the most endangered national parks in the U.S.

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In South Africa nonnative triffid weed threatens to overrun a premier nature reserve, displacing rare black and white rhinos.

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Winning pictures from the 2005 Banff Mountain Photography Competition range from a snowboarder catching extreme air in Austria to a lakeside shrine in Tibet.

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Equipped with only bare hands and a willful disregard for self-preservation, "noodlers," or handfishers, ply the muddy waters of U.S. rivers and lakes in search of monster catfish.

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A park ranger has rediscovered a 400-foot (122-meter) waterfall in northern California that languished unseen for decades, hidden by rugged terrain and faulty maps.

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Smelly, greasy, and possibly harmful, DEET has long been the only proven mosquito repellent. But now the U.S. is recommending two rival repellents.

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The annual Mongolian sporting festival of Naadam traces its roots to warrior training in the days of Genghis Khan

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Global warming may activate vast blowing sand dunes in southern Africa, adversely impacting wildlife, farming, and tourism, a new computer model suggests.

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Nearly nine feet long (2.7 meters) and as big as a grizzly bear, a huge catfish caught in northern Thailand may be the largest freshwater fish ever recorded.


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