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A humpback whale feeds on a school of fish off Long Island, New York. Migrating whales have increased dramatically in this region in recent decades — but they're also facing human challenges. David 'Dee' Delgado/WCS/Ocean Giants/Image taken under NMFS MMPA/ESA Permit no. 18786-04 hide caption

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Offshore Wind May Help The Planet — But Will It Hurt Whales?

New York has awarded two contracts for large offshore wind farms, with more anticipated. Researchers are surveying whales in the area to craft strategies to mitigate dangers to them and their habitat.

Democrats have failed to allow for "a robust set of hearings" on impeachment in the House Judiciary Committee, says Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the committee. Mhari Shaw/NPR hide caption

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Top Judiciary Republican Says White House Should Participate In Inquiry, With Caveats

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The comet 2I/Borisov as imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope on October 12. Borisov will swing by the sun and then head back into deep space. NASA, ESA and D. Jewitt (UCLA) hide caption

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A Comet From Another Star Hints That Our Solar System Isn't One-Of-A-Kind

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Star Power I: Overture Foxygen
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Ruthless The Marías

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Scientists Find Surprising Age-Related Protein Waves In Blood

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Shopping for Blood Franz Ferdinand
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Lust for Life Iggy Pop

The Tennessee Aquarium says a system connected to an electric eel's tank enables his shocks to power strands of lights on the nearby tree. Thom Benson/AP hide caption

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Noeel: Electric Eel Lights Up Christmas Tree In Tennessee

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Everything's Gonna Be Cool This Christmas Eels
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Roundball Rock John Tesh
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A humpback whale feeds on a school of fish off Long Island, New York. Migrating whales have increased dramatically in this region in recent decades — but they're also facing human challenges. David 'Dee' Delgado/WCS/Ocean Giants/Image taken under NMFS MMPA/ESA Permit no. 18786-04 hide caption

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Offshore Wind May Help The Planet — But Will It Hurt Whales?

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At La Palma Calle Ocho in Miami, the churros are pulled hot from a fryer, placed into brown paper bags and drenched in granulated sugar. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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When Miami Temps Plunge Below 60, It's Time For Hot Churros

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Batida Diferente Roberto Menescal
Beck's Bolero Jeff Beck

Uber received a total of 5,981 allegations of serious sexual assault in the U.S. in 2017 and 2018, according to a new report. The claims range from unwanted touching and kissing to rape. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Uber Received Nearly 6,000 U.S. Sexual Assault Claims In Past 2 Years

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