Plankton make up 98 percent of the biomass of ocean life and provide half of the oxygen on the planet. Scientists are working to figure out how climate change may be affecting these important microorganisms. M. Ormestad/Tara Oceans hide caption

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A Tiny Ocean World With A Mighty Important Future

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The Emperor's Himalayan lavender tea is popular at Washington, D.C.'s Park Hyatt Tea Room, but please don't put milk in it. Courtesy of Park Hyatt hide caption

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Health Benefits Of Tea: Milking It Or Not

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A prison official examines the damage a day after a powerful earthquake hit the west coast of Indonesia in Banda Aceh on April 12. Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Big Quakes Signal Changes Coming To Earth's Crust

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CEOs May Find It Lonely At The Top, But Not Stressful

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The African spiny mouse has the ability to regrow large patches of skin and hair without scarring. Ashley W. Seifert/Nature hide caption

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Mammalian Surprise: African Mouse Can Regrow Skin

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There's no industry standard size for food and drink portions, so it's hard to compare a Big Gulp with a McDonald's medium soda. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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How Food And Clothing Size Labels Affect What We Eat And What We Wear

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A mural in an ancient tomb in China shows a troupe of eunuchs. How long did they live? Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Scientists Parse Genes Of Breast Cancer's Four Major Types

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Researchers say that springtime snow is melting in the Arctic even faster than Arctic ice. That means less sunlight is reflected off the surface. Bare land absorbs more solar energy, which can contribute to rising temperatures on Earth. Above, a musher races along the Iditarod in the Alaskan tundra in 2007. Al Grillo/AP hide caption

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As Arctic Ice Melts, So Does The Snow, And Quickly

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What The Doctor Ordered: Building New Body Parts

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Printing Solar Panels In The Backyard

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Surgeons transplant a kidney in 8-year-old Sarah Dickman at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta in 2008. The proposed changes in the transplant list attempt to maximize kidney life in young patients. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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Who's Next In Line For A Kidney Transplant? The Answer Is Changing

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The genetic factors responsible for a cat's stripes might help researchers understand disease resistance in humans. kennymatic via Flickr hide caption

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Could Genes For Stripes Help Kitty Fight Disease?

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Italian farmer Giorgio Fidenato picks up what's left of his genetically altered corn after anti-GMO activists trampled it, back in 2010. Paolo Giovannini/AP hide caption

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