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164 MILLION-YEAR-OLD PLANT FOSSIL IS THE OLDEST EXAMPLE OF A FLOWERING BUD -- Harry Baker -- Researchers in China have uncovered the oldest example of a fossilized flower bud ever.

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Curiosity rover finds 'tantalizing' signs of ancient Mars life -- Mike Wall -- NASA's Curiosity rover has found some interesting organic compounds that may be signs of ancient Mars life, but much more work is needed to vet that hypothesis.

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Will the Doomsday Clock move forward or back? Watch live to find out -- Mindy Weisberger -- The Doomsday Clock debuted 75 years ago to highlight the threat of nuclear weapons to our survival as a species, a risk now accompanied by escalating climate change and global pandemics.

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Ancient Chinese tombs hold remains of warriors possibly buried alive -- Tom Metcalfe -- The 3,000-year-old tombs of a wealthy clan, including warriors and warhorses that may have been sacrificed, have been unearthed in an ancient capital city of China.

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Ash from Tonga volcano eruption reaches record altitude but climate cooling unlikely -- Tereza Pultarova -- The volcanic eruption that destroyed a Polynesian island on Saturday injected ash into record altitude but won't cause any disruption to Earth's climate, experts said.

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Viruses unleashed into a woman's wound to slay superbug in her leg -- Nicoletta Lanese -- The viruses were bacteriophages, meaning viruses that infect bacteria.

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Did The Rock buy Stan, the most expensive Tyrannosaurus rex on record? -- Laura Geggel -- Rumors are swirling after a Tyrannosaurus rex skull was spotted in the home of The Rock in a recent interview. But is it real or a cast?

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Dramatic photos show horrific aftermath of massive Tonga eruption and tsunami -- Yasemin Saplakoglu -- New aerial photos show a blanket of dust and ash covering the Pacific nation of Tonga following a massive underwater volcanic eruption.

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Mysteriously magnetic rocks collected on Apollo mission finally get an explanation -- Ben Turner -- The new explanation suggests that giant, sinking slabs of titanium could have jump-started the moon's magnetosphere.

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You got omicron. Should you still get a booster? -- Jocelyn Solis-Moreira -- If you've had omicron, should you get a booster, and if so, how long should you wait after the infection has passed?

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A huge asteroid will fly safely by Earth today. Here's how to watch it live. -- Elizabeth Howell -- You can watch a nearly mile-wide asteroid make its closest Earth approach for the next 200 years today. Here's how.

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World's deepest-dwelling squid spotted 20,000 feet under the sea -- Brandon Specktor -- Scientists spotted the world's deepest-dwelling squid 20,000 feet below the Philippine Sea while hunting for a lost WWII battleship.

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Climate scientist and Netflix 'Don't Look Up' director talk comet metaphors and global warming (exclusive) -- Elizabeth Howell -- Adam McKay, creator of Netflix's popular satire-comedy movie "Don't Look Up," and climate scientist Kate Marvel talk why the world needs more films like the comet metaphor movie.

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Scorching alien planet takes seasons to an extreme -- Meghan Bartels -- Scientists have gotten a close look at an extreme case of seasons, thanks to a retired NASA telescope.

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Which animals have the longest arms? -- John Arnst -- Of all the living animals in the world, these are the ones with the longest arms, relative to body size.

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Why does slicing onions make you cry? -- Donavyn Coffey -- Here's why you may start tearing up while slicing an onion.

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Vast 4,500-year-old network of 'funerary avenues' discovered in Saudi Arabia -- Owen Jarus -- Archaeologists in Saudi Arabia have discovered 4,500-year-old "funerary avenues" alongside thousands of pendant-shaped tombs.

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Huge Tonga underwater volcano eruption captured in stunning satellite video -- Tariq Malik -- A powerful underwater volcano eruption in Tonga on Saturday (Jan. 15) was captured as it happened in stunning satellite images.

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How to watch the 'Ice Moon' rise on Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- Stephanie Pappas -- The first full moon of 2022 will rise at 6:48 p.m. EST on Monday (Jan. 17), which is also the day the U.S. observes the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Rare octopus video shows 'once-in-a-lifetime encounter' -- Patrick Pester -- A mesmerizing new video of an elusive blanket octopus swimming above the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia shows a "once-in-a-lifetime encounter."

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