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The Big Thaw
From Greenland to Antarctica, the world is losing its ice faster than anyone thought possible. Can humans slow the melting?
Vanishing Sea Ice
Polar bears could face extinction, whales go hungry, and seals have nowhere to rest—all because of the warming Arctic.
The Name Giver
Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus believed that every kind of plant and animal on Earth should be named and classified.
China's Instant Cities
How one province cranks out lightbulbs, buttons, and bra rings, as well as instant cities for the factory workers.
More than 300,000 Americans—from privates to Presidents—are buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Seventy-four species of bats flourish on one small Panamanian island, carving out distinct niches for habitat and forage.
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