A minke whale photographed in Antarctica last year. The minke, smallest of the baleen whales, turned out to be the mysterious "bio-duck." Tony Beck/Barcroft Media/Barcroft Media/Landov hide caption

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A crewman on a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3 Orion searches for possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, in the southern Indian Ocean earlier this month. Kim Christian/AP hide caption

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According to a new report, unless more is done to combat climate change, extreme weather like the drought now gripping California will only grow more common. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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This statistical map guided searchers to an Air France flight that disappeared into the Atlantic Ocean in 2009. C. Keller/Metron hide caption

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The Russian ship Pyotr Velikiy (Peter the Great), seen here docked in the Cypriot port of Limassol in February, is part of the team involved in escorting shipments of Syria's chemical weapons material for destruction. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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