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Study: Humans Were Born To Run Barefoot

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Workers ride past cooling towers at a coal-fired power plant on the outskirts of Beijing. Such power plants are at the center of a debate about the future of energy production in China and the U.S. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Future Of Coal Power Will Require Hard Choices

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The ring-tailed lemur is one of many pint-sized creatures on the island of Madagascar. Scientists have long noted that despite the great diversity of fauna on the island, there are few large beasts, like the lions and elephants found on mainland Africa. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Did Madagascar's Menagerie Float From Africa?

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Experts: Aid Must Target Haiti's Underlying Issues

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Haiti's Buildings Weren't Fit To Withstand Quakes

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This decorative shell ornament, attributed to Neanderthals, shows signs of being painted with orange pigment. It's one of several examples of ornamentation that researchers have found in Spain, at sites that were used by Neanderthals as far back as 50,000 years ago. Courtesy of Joao Zilhao hide caption

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Study: Neanderthals Wore Jewelry And Makeup

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Mountaintop removal coal mining approaches a home on the Mud River in Lincoln County, W.Va. The mine site is part of the Hobet 21 mine. Courtesy of Vivian Stockman hide caption

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Experts Urge Officials To End Mountaintop Mining

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U.S., China Step Forward In Climate Debate

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Dinosaur May Have Used Venom To Kill Prey

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Soon, ranchers like this one might be able to use their land to offset carbon emissions. Some are excited that they could use the land to earn a profit, while others don't want to invest in the idea just yet. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Scientists Help Ranchers Wrangle Carbon Emissions

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