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Map Shows All 21 Successful Moon Landings

Humans have walked on the moon six times, and robotic probes have been touching down on the lunar surface for decades—but there is still much to explore

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Ten Things We’ve Learned About Lions

Since the animated movie came out 25 years ago, zoologists have expanded our understanding of these fierce carnivores

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Georgia Beachgoers Help Save Stranded Pilot Whales

All but three of the animals that swam too close to shore made it back to the sea alive

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Scientists Are Using Eggshells to Grow New Bone

People with bones damaged by accidents, cancer or aging could one day benefit from bone grafts strengthened with chicken eggshells

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The Extraordinary Life Cycle of a Hornet Colony

After a hornet queen lays hundreds of eggs, her workers set about feeding the larvae chewed-up prey. With tiny waists, the workers can’t digest solid food; they instead subsist on drops of amino acid from the larvae

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