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The end of Australia as we know it

Fueled by climate change and the world’s refusal to address it, the fires that have burned across Australia are not just destroying lives or turning forests as large as nations into ashen moonscapes. They are also forcing Australians to imagine an entirely new way of life.

Changing counts show calorie measures to be inexact science

Almonds used to have about 170 calories per serving. Then researchers said it was really more like 130. A little later, they said the nuts may have even less.

NASA shutting down space telescope, infrared eyes to cosmos

NASA is pulling the plug on one of its great observatories -- the Spitzer Space Telescope -- after 16 years of scanning the universe with infrared eyes.

Spacewalking astronauts wrap up battery improvements

A pair of spacewalking astronauts successfully wrapped up battery improvements outside the International Space Station on Monday, completing a job begun last fall.

Dogs are helping save Florida’s citrus groves from a devastating disease

As HLB continues to spread with deadly efficiency, some hope dogs will be the heroes to vanquish this crop-destroying foe.

‘My life came crashing down overnight’: How one Boston-area woman nearly died from vaping

A 33-year-old veterinary technician thought she could trust her dealer’s legitimate-looking vapes to help her relax and treat her migraines. Instead, she ended up hospitalized for two weeks.


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