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Give these reptiles some love.
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Plus, twin red panda cubs
The story of how one of the most polluted waterways in America came to be located in one of the country's most expensive neighborhoods. Also: dysentery, cancer, and arsenic poisoning.
Nearly half of this year's MacArthur "genius grant" recipients are advancing science and technology
Scientists say amphibian death could be the start of the first mass extinction since the dinosaurs
Plus, a gallery of endangered zoo babies born this year. Squee!
For oenophiles and chocoholics, it was a very good year. For clean air: not so much.
Some rare good environmental news.
Richard Stroud is the nation's chief medical examiner for wildlife, and he's getting a state-of-the-art lab. Poachers beware.
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Sightless, flightless, and 10 feet tall.
Plus a drone's-eye-view of Greenland
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Our 10 favorite science pics this week
Plus, glass on Mars