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What could have caused it? 
Thousands of dead seabirds have washed up on Alaskan shores over the past nine months. And while a dead bird washing ashore is a fairly common occurrence, these large numbers are leaving scientists concerned and confused.
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They were discovered at a site called Wadi Ameyra in Egypt’s Sinai Desert.
Sprawling hieroglyphs dating back around 5,000 years have been discovered in Egypt's Sinai Desert. Carved into stone, the symbols reveal secrets of the early pharaohs, including a queen named Neith-Hotep who ruled Egypt.
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Most trees have this in common. 
Trees made of hard and soft wood, or of hefty or slender cross-section, all tend to break at roughly the same wind speed, and a new study explains why.
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These cats were of a different species than the ancestors of today's house cats.
Wild leopard cats may have been domesticated by farmers in China more than 5,000 years ago, according to a new study of feline fossils.
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It will zoom past on March 5. 
The near-Earth asteroid 2013 TX68, which is thought to be about 100 feet long, will zoom past our planet on March 5. The space rock could come as close as 11,000 miles or stay up to 9 million miles away during the flyby, researchers say.
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It provides a window into what life on Earth may have been like before oxygen permeated the atmosphere.
A little oxygenated slice of paradise survives deep in an icy Antarctic lake, providing a window into what life on Earth may have been like before oxygen permeated the atmosphere.
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Neanderthals, the closest extinct relatives of humans, lived in Eurasia from about 200,000 to 30,000 years ago. 
Neanderthals had protruding facial features because of the way their bodies deposited and dealt with bone, a new study finds.
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One is about 37 miles long and 22 miles wide. 
A newly released photo captured by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft during its historic Pluto flyby last July shows that the vast Sputnik Planum region within the dwarf planet's "heart" is studded with chains and clusters of water-ice hills.
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Just call it "The Spider in Black." 
Tarantulas take a starring role in a new study that reorganizes their group, reclassifying the majority of 55 known tarantula species and adding 14 new ones.
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Could this explain why big earthquakes hit there? 
The near-Earth asteroid 2013 TX68, which is thought to be about 100 feet long, will zoom past our planet on March 5. The space rock could come as close as 11,000 miles or stay up to 9 million miles away during the flyby, researchers say.
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Tomb robbers illegally dug up most of these antiquities at ancient cemeteries in central Italy's Umbria and Lazio regions. 
Archaeological treasures — including Etruscan coffins, statues, and busts that were hidden in a Geneva warehouse, likely by a disgraced British art dealer — have found their way back to Italy.
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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.