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An artist's rendering of the Chicxulub impact crater on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula from an asteroid that slammed into the planet some 65 million years ago. SPL/Science Source hide caption

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Asteroid Impact That Wiped Out The Dinosaurs Also Caused Abrupt Global Warming

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Scientists have videotaped sharks traveling a 500-mile-long "shark highway" in the Pacific Ocean. Andy Mann/Waitt Foundation/Pacifico hide caption

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Scientists Take A Ride On The Pacific's 'Shark Highway'

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The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission, shown in an artist's rendering, will measure tiny fluctuations in Earth's gravitational field to show how water moves around the planet. NASA/JPL hide caption

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NASA Launching New Satellites To Measure Earth's Lumpy Gravity

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Bishop Michael Bruce Curry delivering the sermon during the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. OWEN HUMPHREYS/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The debate over whether an audio clip says "yanny" or "laurel" is tearing the Internet apart. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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Noisy Clip

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The Estonian municipality has approved using the marijuana leaf as the official government symbol. It will appear as the government logo, on flags and crest. Susan Montoya Bryan/AP hide caption

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The planet, known as Kepler-452b, was believed to be about 60 percent larger than our planet and within the habitable zone of its star. NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle hide caption

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Earth's 'Bigger, Older Cousin' Maybe Doesn't Even Exist

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Jane Tansell, one of the two handlers responsible for the rodent detection dogs, looks on from the background as a camera captures wildlife on South Georgia Island earlier this year. Oliver Prince/Courtesy of South Georgia Heritage Trust hide caption

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Scientists say the lava from Kilauea's new eruption may continue to flow for months or even years. U.S. Geological Survey via AP hide caption

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Days, Weeks, Years? Scientists Say Hawaii Volcano Eruption Has No End In Sight

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An artist's rendition of NASA's InSight lander, which is expected to launch on Saturday morning. InSight will monitor the Red Planet's seismic activity and internal temperature. NASA/JPL-CalTech hide caption

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NASA Is Heading Back To Mars To Peer Inside The Red Planet

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Elon Musk speaks at the International Astronautical Congress on Sept. 29 in Adelaide, Australia. On Wednesday, the Tesla CEO took analysts and the media to task. Mark Brake/Getty Images hide caption

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Elon Musk To Analysts: Stop With The 'Boring, Bonehead Questions' On Tesla

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A CT-scan image of the skull of an ancient bird shows how one of the earliest bird beaks worked as a pincer, in the way beaks of modern birds do, but also had teeth left over from dinosaur ancestors. The animal, called Ichthyornis, lived around 100 million years ago in what is now North America. Michael Hanson and Bhart-Anjan S. Bhullar/Nature Publishing Group hide caption

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How Did Birds Lose Their Teeth And Get Their Beaks? Study Offers Clues

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Judges with London's Natural History Museum, which administers the Wildlife Photographer of the Year prize, determined that Marcio Cabral had faked The Night Raider with a taxidermy anteater — a charge he denies. Marcio Cabral/Natural History Museum hide caption

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Port Authority Ethics Committee Chairwoman Caren Turner flashed her credentials before berating an officer after a traffic stop involving her daughter. She resigned after video of the incident surfaced. Tenafly Police Department hide caption

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