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Say hello to Earth's cousin! 
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has spotted more than 500 new potential alien planets, including an Earth-like planet amid a dozen that may be capable of supporting life.
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Earth looks pretty good from 1 million miles away. 
NASA released today (July 20) the first image of the sunlit side of Earth taken by the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) spacecraft from its final science orbit, and the beautiful photo has already made quite an impact.
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Where are we most vulnerable? 
An emerging infectious fungus that causes salamanders to die in droves could soon land on North American shores, scientists warn.
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Check out the video from this week's big discovery at Jamestown. 
Remains of 4 men buried at the Jamestown church where Captain John Smith and Pocahontas married have now been identified. One grave also held a ‘reliquary’ box, suggesting the deceased may have been Catholic. Jamestown was the first permanent British settlement in the Americas. (Full Story) Animation created by Smithsonian X 3D
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We can't wait for this! 
Bacon-flavored seaweed is the new kale.
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What caused it? 
During the dinosaur age, ichthyosaurs — large marine reptiles that look like dolphins — flourished in prehistoric oceans. But as competition in these areas grew, ichthyosaurs lost both territory and species before gradually going extinct, a study finds.
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Ever wonder? 
Photos have been circulating that show bodies being unearthed beneath the famous Easter Island head statues. Are they real?
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It may be 750 million years older than had been previously thought. 
Earth's magnetic field, which protects the planet from harmful blasts of solar radiation, is much older than scientists had previously thought, researchers say.
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The dinosaur's acute nose likely helped it to be a competitive predator. 
While pursing his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, Steven Jasinski fulfilled a childhood dream: he discovered a brand new dinosaur.
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If you are in New York this Saturday you may want to check out the Empire State Building! 
Getting people to pay attention to a huge, global problem is easier when you have an enormous billboard at your disposal.
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OurAmazingPlanet explores the wonder and beauty of Earth through news, features and images. Our team of experienced science reporters and editors explain the latest discoveries, interviewing expert sources to help explain how the world works. We also feature articles about scientific exploration and adventures, plus lots of imagery, so you can explore the planet, from top to bottom, from the sky to mountains to the depths of the oceans, every day.