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Earth Day: An animated tribute

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In honor of Earth Day's 43rd anniversary, MNN takes an animated look back at the past four decades of U.S. environmentalism in this video.

Stunning new orchid species discovered

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Discovering new orchid species is a rare thing as the flowers tend to grow in either inaccessible places or in regions where their habitats are being rapidly destroyed.

Weather-controlling super lasers get closer to reality

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Researchers 'fix' the inherent weakness of a laser beam, making it capable of creating rain and lightning from afar.

12 million misdiagnoses occur yearly in U.S.

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The researchers caution that since their study likely did not capture all types of diagnosis errors that the true rate of misdiagnoses could be much higher.

Hawaiian Airlines flight stowaway may have survived in 'suspended animation'

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A combination of low oxygen levels and low temperatures probably put the teenage boy's cells into a frozen state, medical experts suggest.

Alton Brown hard cooks his eggs in the oven

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Is creating perfect hard-boiled-like eggs in the oven cray-cray? Alton Brown’s new web cooking show Cook Smart shows us it’s not.

How Google Glass is saving rhinos

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World Wildlife Fund teams up with Google to create an app that allows field researchers to study threatened animal species. Rhinos in Nepal are the first creatures to be studied.

Do you know your national parks?

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See how much you know about our nation's treasures!

Obama Administration Again Delays Keystone XL Decision

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WASHINGTON –- The Obama administration is delaying a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline to gain clarity on the pipeline's proposed route through Nebraska and allow more time for comment from other government agencies.In February, a state...

5 creative ways people get around cities

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It's not all planes, trains and automobiles. How about painted buses, cable cars, electric bikes and rickshaws?

12 quinoa recipes for any time of day

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Quinoa is one of my favorite grains, and now I can enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert with these recipes!

Thousands to rally in Washington in support of pit bulls

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More than 5,000 people are expected to attend the One Million Pibble March organized by comedian and pit bull advocate Rebecca Corry.

The week in wildlife - in pictures

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A hare on hind legs, technicolour savannahs and rare snow leopards are among the pick of this week's images from the natural world

Meet Dillie, the rescued deer that rules the roost

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Dillie the deer was rescued as a fawn. She now shares a home with her adoptive family and has even inspired a book.

2014 Lyrid meteor shower to peak on Earth Day

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Our planet is now passing through debris left by Comet Thatcher, which hasn't visited the inner solar system since 1861.

Spring's most beautiful blooming bulbs: Who's who

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Few things in nature are as heartening to the winter-weary as the emergence of spring’s first flowering bulbs. After a season of dormancy underground, the earliest of the earnest bunch are so tenacious that not even snow will keep them at bay. As spring marches on, more varieties ...

26 photos of cats sleeping wherever they want, however they want

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When a cat's tired, there's no telling where it will plop down for a nap.

15 sage quotes from Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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In memory of the master of magical realism, we offer these words of wisdom from the pages of Gabriel Garcia Marquez' books.

The 7 happiest babies on YouTube

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They say there's nothing sweeter than the sound of a child's laughter; these videos prove it.

'Where did I put my keys?': 5 strange facts about memory

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Our brains are bizarre machines that can forget something just because we walked through a doorway.

Building highways doesn't reduce gridlock, thanks to "The fundamental law of road congestion."

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Studies show that in successful cities the roads just clog up again.

The beautiful reason you should plant milkweed

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It may take a grassroots gardening effort to bring migrating monarch butterfly populations back from the brink of danger.

Tips for dealing with rising food prices

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Prices for beef, pork, poultry, dairy and eggs are on the rise. Apply the Meatless Monday theory to a few other days of the week and take other steps to keep your grocery budget from exploding.

DIY Diva: Natural food dyes for Easter

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Fruits and vegetables give Easter eggs and foods safe, healthy color.

How to make delicious homemade Peeps

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Making these classic Easter treats yourself opens them to a wide range of yummy interpretations. What will yours taste like?

15 Of The Most Beautiful Scenic Trails In The World

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Let the magic of the outdoors take you to some breathtaking places! Take a hike and see what life's like from the summits of Israel and elsewhere worldwide.

Get free fees this weekend at your favorite national park

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Celebrate National Park Week with a free pass to any one of our country's 401 national treasures.

Portland flushes 38 million gallons of water after teen tinkles in reservoir

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Portland authorities faced a tough decision this week: To drain a large reservoir or provide residents with pee-tainted tap water? To some controversy, they opted for the former.

MNN Quiz: Can you name these cat breeds?

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Do you consider yourself a cat person, or maybe you're simply curious about cat breeds? This quiz will test how well you know some of the most popular and more obscure breeds of Felis catus.

There’s reason to be optimistic this Earth Day

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Guest post by Mark Tercek, The Nature Conservancy's President and CEO.

The 5 best environmental books of all time

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Award-winning environmental news junkie Peter Dykstra ranks his favorite books about how science, politics, ideology, money and personal passion collide.

A boy and his rescue dog … with matching headgear?

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Meet Zoey and Jasper: Grace Chon turns the camera on her 10-month-old baby and 7-year-old rescue mutt for this comically adorable photo series.

14 unique animals of the Galapagos Islands: Blue-footed boobies

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The funny name almost matches these creatures' funny look. Blue-footed boobies are most easily recognized by their signature feet. The birds' mating ritual is also an entertaining affair, as males lift their feet up and down in a strutting display for the females. Interestingly, the blueness of their feet ...

Dunkin’ Donuts Breaks Ground on 3rd LEED Certified Green Location

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