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Scientists have unveiled the discovery of a potentially habitable planet circling the star closest to our sun—a red dwarf called Proxima Centauri. Here's what you should know.
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Photo of the Day: A hula-hoop performer lets her talent show at a yoga camp in Karise, Denmark.
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New research indicates that lions sync their fertility cycles in order to rear young as a group, rather than individually.
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Photo of the Day: A couple poses for wedding photos on a ledge at Panna Meena ka Kund, a 16th-century stepwell in Jaipur, India.
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In a year's time, the continental U.S. is set to have its first total solar eclipse in over three decades. Here's everything you need to know.
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From tiny crustaceans to nocturnal primates, take a look at some of the biggest eyes in the animal kingdom.
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+Ana Dias They don't do anything. They're nocturnal and they're so small they fit in your hand... super cute!
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A decade after being demoted to the status of dwarf-planet, here's how teachers are tackling Pluto in the classroom.
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Watch: Recent research reveals how octopuses and related animals create the perfect camouflage. 
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From star clusters to a close planetary encounter, check out what to look for in this week's night sky.
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I think that it is called "sky" in English.
"Taivas" in Finnish, which in some religions is the place where dead people live.
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Watch: After a winter of hibernation, see how a mother black bear and her three young cubs prepare for the summer.
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A Chinese airport employee and several accomplices face prison time after attempting to smuggle 316 rare radiated tortoises into the country. See this and more in this week's biggest wildlife crime busts.
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Chinese and Vietnamese again! Time and time again it's people from those two countries involved.
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Photo of the Day: Rain does little to hamper the bustling night life along a street near Bejing, China's Jingshan Park.
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