Building a bridge to clean water
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Building a bridge to clean water

Today, millions of people around the world are forced to drink dirty, contaminated water. Nearly 1,000 children die every day as a result of drinking unsafe water and…

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These bears mimic each other’s faces as well as people do
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These bears mimic each other’s faces as well as people do

An iconic bird just lost important habitat protections: What it means
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An iconic bird just lost important habitat protections: What it means

Last week, the Trump administration rolled back protections for the embattled greater sage grouse, an iconic bird that has become a symbol of the struggle over how to…

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Prehistoric birds were born ready to run, fossil shows
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Prehistoric birds were born ready to run, fossil shows

By shining lasers on one of the smallest avian fossils ever discovered, researchers have revealed that the ancient chick was likely born ready to run and maybe even…

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Clean water is vital during disasters
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Clean water is vital during disasters

Partnership is powerful, especially when the challenges are the greatest, the stakes the highest, and lives depend on the joining of forces. When Save the Children partners with…

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Oceans—facts and information
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Oceans—facts and information

The ocean is a continuous body of salt water that covers more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface. Ocean currents govern the world's weather and churn a…

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8 mighty rivers run dry from overuse
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First primate born using frozen testicle technique
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First primate born using frozen testicle technique

On January 15, 2018, doctors at Oregon National Primate Research Center performed a routine ultrasound on a rhesus macaque. Everything looked normal; the baby's head floated to one…

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Spectacular new fossil bonanza captures explosion of early life
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Spectacular new fossil bonanza captures explosion of early life

A wealth of ancient remains found by chance on the banks of a river in China are some of the most astoundingly preserved fossils now known on Earth,…

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Your best photos of the week, March 22, 2019
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Your best photos of the week, March 22, 2019

This week I was thrilled to see so many different views of the world right here from my desk in Washington, D.C.—scenes that I may never get to…

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Mysterious ocean ‘blob’ may have led to fewer baby whales
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Mysterious ocean ‘blob’ may have led to fewer baby whales

Just a few years ago, it looked as if humpback whale populations in the Pacific Ocean were booming. Receding sea ice due to climate change—though bad for polar…

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See eerie pictures inside a Namibian ghost town
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See eerie pictures inside a Namibian ghost town

Brightly colored wallpaper peeling off the walls, dilapidated houses now inundated in rolling banks of sand … this is Kolmanskop, a ghost town in southern Africa’s Namib Desert,…

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In a first, fossil bird found with unlaid egg
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In a first, fossil bird found with unlaid egg

About 115 million years ago in what's now northwest China, a female bird was on the verge of motherhood. But somehow, her life on an ancient lakeshore took…

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How one purchase can change lives
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Travel to the world’s happiest countries
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Uncover the secret of Sumatran coffee
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Uncover the secret of Sumatran coffee

Small farms in Aceh—the northernmost province on Indonesia’s island of Sumatra—produce coffee unlike any other on the planet. Earthen and syrupy with notes of tobacco and tropical fruit,…

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