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Thursday

A 3D model of a short section of the stone wall. The scale at the bottom of the image measures 50 cm. Photos by Philipp Hoy, University of Rostock; model created using Agisoft Metashape by J. Auer, LAKD M-V hide caption

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Scientists scanning the seafloor discover a long-lost Stone Age 'megastructure'

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Intuitive Machines' Odysseus lunar lander was carried into orbit by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Feb. 15. Gregg Newton/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Private company Intuitive Machines is set to land on the moon. Here's what to know

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Wednesday

Scientists in the Florida Keys haven't had great success revitalizing coral reefs

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A wind turbine is seen near Pinnacle Wind Farm in Keyser, West Virginia. This onetime coal town is emblematic of a nation-wide attempt to shift to renewable energy. Haiyun Jiang/NPR hide caption

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Wind Power Is Taking Over A West Virginia Coal Town. Will The Residents Embrace It?

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The International Space Station is pictured from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour during a fly around of the orbiting lab on Nov. 8, 2021. NASA hide caption

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The International Space Station retires soon. NASA won't run its future replacement.

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The sun emits a mid-level solar flare releasing a burst of solar material. NASA hide caption

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Despite being addictive and deadly, menthol cigarettes were long advertised as a healthy alternative to "regular" cigarettes — and heavily advertised to Black folks in cities. Jackie Lay/NPR hide caption

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In this April 30, 2021, file image taken by the Mars Perseverance rover and made available by NASA, the Mars Ingenuity helicopter, right, flies over the surface of the planet. NASA via AP hide caption

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Tuesday

This illustration provided by the European Southern Observatory this month depicts the record-breaking quasar J059-4351, the bright core of a distant galaxy that is powered by a supermassive black hole. M. Kornmesser/AP hide caption

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Monday

By accident, scientists found an underwater 'megastructure' from the Stone Age

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Feb. 15, 2024. The rocket is carrying Intuitive Machines' lunar lander on its way to the moon, with a planned Feb. 22 touchdown. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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Julius Csotonyi

One woolly mammoth's journey at the end of the Ice Age

Lately, paleoecologist Audrey Rowe has been a bit preoccupied with a girl named Elma. That's because Elma is ... a woolly mammoth. And 14,000 years ago, when Elma was alive, her habitat in interior Alaska was rapidly changing. The Ice Age was coming to a close and human hunters were starting early settlements. Which leads to an intriguing question: Who, or what, killed her? In the search for answers, Audrey traces Elma's life and journey through — get this — a single tusk. Today, she shares her insights on what the mammoth extinction from thousands of years ago can teach us about megafauna extinctions today with guest host Nate Rott.

One woolly mammoth's journey at the end of the Ice Age

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Sunday

Wind turbines are visible from the highway in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The state and the country are betting big on offshore wind power as a means to combat climate change. Rachel Wisniewski/For the Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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A Second Wind For Wind Power?

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A new study finds the memory systems that give trivia champions an edge

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