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

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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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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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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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Federal Brain Science Project Aims To Restore Soldiers' Memory

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