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Millions of people enrolled in President Barack Obama's signature Affordable Care Act. But the future of that health care legislation under President Donald Trump and a Republican-led Congress...
Icebergs broken off of Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica

Antarctic Surface Ice Melt Could Be A Sign Of Things To Come

Scientists think strong El Niños, like the one that melted so much surface ice in Antarctica last year, will become more common in the future.


1:06NASA finds coronal holes in our sun
NASA/GSFC/Solar Dynamics Observatory

Our Sun May Have A Long-Lost Twin — Scientists Named It 'Nemesis'

1:03french fries
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French Fries Aren't Healthy — If You Didn't Already Know That

1:26A chimpanzee sits in a cage on the back of a truck
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Only 72 Of Nearly 600 Lab Chimpanzees Have Been Moved To Sanctuaries

1:04People marching against Dakota Access Pipeline
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Dakota Access Pipeline Activists Won A 'Significant Victory' In Court

1:21A boat in the ocean off the coast of Tangier Island, Virginia.
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Trump Aims To Save Receding Island, Won't Acknowledge Climate Change

0:44A fossilized wooly mammoth skeleton standing in Summers Place Auctions in England
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Animals Can Be Declared De-Extinct ... But How Does That Work?

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Astronomers Keep Finding More Moons Around Jupiter

1:11Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Nick Lyon.
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Michigan Health Chief Charged With Manslaughter In Flint Water Crisis

1:08A girl works at a coal mine in India
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Child Labor In India Could Be Getting More Dangerous. Here's Why

0:42An AED drone flies
Karolinska Institutet

These Drones Could Make A Big Difference In Medical Emergencies

1:00A satellite image of turquoise swirls in the Black Sea.
Norman Kuring, NASA

Why Turquoise Swirls Have Taken Over The Black Sea

0:42ATLASGAL image of Milky Way galaxy
ESO/APEX/ATLASGAL consortium/NASA/GLIMPSE consortium/ESA/Planck

Our Lonely Galaxy Probably Exists In The Middle Of Cosmic Nowhere

1:01GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
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Senate Republicans Are Using A Special Rule To Vote On Health Care

1:39Orion spacecraft takes off from launchpad.
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NASA Could Face Big Cuts, But We Might Still Go To Mars

1:35French President Emmanuel Macron
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France's President Launches Website To 'Make Our Planet Great Again'

0:41A nighttime view of the Houses of Parliament in London, England
Barry Marsh / CC BY 1.0

The UK Broke A Bunch Of Renewable Energy Records This Week

0:53The Block Island Wind Farm pictured off the coast of Rhode Island
Getty Images / Scott Eisen

Offshore Wind Turbines May Not Be Tough Enough To Endure Mother Nature

0:47NASA's new class of astronauts

NASA's New Astronauts Beat A Record Number Of People To Get The Job

1:00A Galápagos tortoise faces the camera.
Paul Krawczuk / CC BY 2.0

A Galápagos Tortoise Species Thought To Be Extinct Has Resurfaced

1:06President Trump holding a NASA flight jacket
White House

Trump Is Bringing Back The National Space Council ... What's That?

0:56Excavated fossil of Homo sapien's teeth and jaw
Jean-Jacques Hublin

Humans Might Be 100,000 Years Older Than We Thought

1:17Total solar eclipse

Einstein Doubted Scientists Could Prove Relativity Like They Just Did

0:45A man walks dogs through the street
Getty Images / Brian Harkin

A 'Highly Contagious' Dog Flu Has Re-emerged In The US

0:58Governor David Y. Ige
Flickr / Governor David Y. Ige

Hawaii Made Its Paris Commitment Official — By Signing It Into Law

1:33EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt
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The Trump Administration's Numbers About The Coal Industry Are Way Off

0:48Artist concept for KELT-9b and its star KELT-9

This Planet Is Hotter Than Most Stars, But It Won't Live Long

0:52California pledges to reduce emissions
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They'll Always Have Paris: California, China Sign Climate Deals

0:42Runners in the 2005 New York City Marathon
Getty Images / Spencer Platt

If You're Serious About Running And Fitness, Ditch The Treadmill

0:51An image from NASA of a mysterious hole on Mars' surface.
NASA / JPL-Caltech / University of Arizona

NASA Isn't Quite Sure What Caused This Deep Hole In Mars

1:23Mars: half as it is today and half covered in water and clouds

Mars May Have Been Really Watery And Could Have Had A Giant Ocean