'Forecast Bust:' Why 2013 Hurricane Predictions Were So Wrong

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Phantom Traffic Jams: What Causes Mysterious Highway Backups?

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Brain Cells 'Geotag' Memories To Cache What Happened — And Where

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Study Finds Plan B Pill Less Effective In Overweight, Obese Women

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Comet ISON on Nov. 14. Courtesy of Mike Hankey hide caption

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Comet Fans Psyched For A Celestial Feast On Thanksgiving Day

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The EPA tries to keep track of all sorts of methane producers — including herds of methane-belching cattle. Emmett Tullos/Flickr hide caption

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U.S. May Be Producing 50 Percent More Methane Than EPA Thinks

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Graduate student Zach Dunseth carefully excavates wine jugs found in the ruins of a Canaanite palace that dates back to about 1700 B.C. Eric H. Cline/Courtesy of Eric H. Cline/George Washington University hide caption

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There's more than one reason to aim for a good night's sleep. Charles Taylor/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The average temperature in winter is about -72 degrees Faharenheit. The IceCube Lab is illuminated in the moonlight. Emanuel Jacobi/NSF hide caption

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'Ghost Particles' In Antarctica Offer Glimpse Of Deep Space

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Study: Commuting Adversely Affects Political Engagement

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The beef rib mummy that the researchers tested came from the tomb of Yuya and Tjuiu (sometimes spelled Tuyu). Seen here is a mask of Tjuiu, made out of gilded cartonnage, that was also found in their tomb. Andreas F. Voegelin/AP/Museum Of Antiquities Basel hide caption

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President Obama has pledged millions of dollars to fuel research into understanding the workings of the human brain. Zephyr/Science Source hide caption

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Federal Brain Science Project Aims To Restore Soldiers' Memory

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