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Ancient life may be just one possible explanation for Mars rover’s latest discovery

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Steve Jenkins, 69, Dies; His Children’s Books Brought Science to Life

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7 stunning new Maldives resorts to visit in 2022

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New Jersey teacher accused of pulling student’s hijab won’t face charges, prosecutor says

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It was just a flute of champagne after Sunday’s final Broadway performance of her play “Clyde’s,” but Lynn Nottage was genuinely happy to have it — not only to toast the end of the limited run with the rest of the company, upstairs at the Hayes Theater, but also to sneak a brief, rare moment…

A North Sea Auction Produces Big Plans for Scottish Wind Farms

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BBC Funding Frozen for 2 Years as Cabinet Minister Attacks Public Fee

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Mexican TV host unloads on anti-vaxxers in on-air rant

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