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Friday, September 19, 2014

  • Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results are returned at a 'Better Together' event in Glasgow, Scotland, on September 19, 2014.

    Scotland Says No

    Pro-union Supporters Celebrate Scottish Referendum Results

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  • Photo of a firefighter battling the King Fire along Highway 50 in Fresh Pond, California.

    Drought Hastens California Fires

    The fast-spreading King fire is raising concerns about climate change's role in making droughts more frequent and wildfires more intense.


  • The last Galapagos tortoise from Pinta island shown with a female.

    Lonesome George Unveiled in NYC

    A taxidermied mount of the famous Galápagos Island tortoise, the last of his kind when he died in 2012, is on display at the American Museum of Natural History.



  • Photo of a coal mining camp in India.

    Behind India's Push for Renewables

    India faces pressure to cut emissions even as its new prime minister is promising to boost energy access. Can a push for renewable energy achieve both goals?


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    I Walk All Day, I Walk All Night

    Paul Salopek shares Turkish folk culture from the trail.


  • NASA photo of giant planet called WASP-18B.

    Week's Best Space Pictures

    Astronomers catch the blue light from a pulsar, a hurricane makes landfall, and an exoplanet sucks the life out of its star in the week's best space pictures.


  • Photo of a brown recluse spider on a white background.

    7 More Bug Myths Squashed

    Can roaches really get stuck in your ear? Will scarab beetles crawl into your body and eat you alive? We take on seven more bug myths suggested by our readers.


  • Artist's concept of the MAVEN spacecraft in orbit.

    Mars Ahoy!

    The red planet beckons like never before, with a host of nations planning Mars missions.


  • A girl suspected of having Ebola lies on a sidewalk, where her aunt left her after she was unable to get help, in Monrovia, Liberia, Aug. 31, 2014. Liberia remains desperately short on everything needed to halt the spread of Ebola, but an epidemiologist is working block by block to fill a crucial need: the support of residents. (Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times)

    Can Aid Fight Ebola Fear?

    U.S. aid to fight Ebola in West Africa could build trust in the health care system, helping to stop the epidemic and save the faltering economy.


  • Jess Piskor and Abra Berens are business partners on their Bare Knuckle Farm in Northport, Michigan. The small-scale farm grows sells produce through a CSA and at the local farmers market and also host private dinners on the farm.

    American Farmers Growing Old

    The nation's farmers are 17 years older than the average American worker, with younger would-be farmers hobbled by rising costs of land and technology.


  • Scottish independence referendum. Yes campaign supporters in George Square, Glasgow, as ballet papers for the Scottish independence referendum are counted through the night. Picture date: Friday September 19, 2014.

    Scotland Says No

    Rural areas, far-flung islands, and industrial cities the Yes side needed to win all voted to stay in the U.K.


  • Antarctic Minke Whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis) hunted by the Japanese, swims off ice edge, McMurdo Sound, Antarctica

    Japan to Resume Whaling

    The country will restart its controversial scientific whaling program next year.


  • A photo of a Cichlids fish

    Why Are Some Males Sneaky?

    Bigger males may get a lot of attention, but sometimes being smaller and having a different strategy is more successful when it comes to mating.


  • A photo of people bathing in the Ganges River.

    11 Billion People by 2100?

    Dueling projections of population growth present different visions of the world's future.


  • A photo of the ground smoking in Centralia Pennsylvania, where a coal fire rages underground.

    Farming's Bacterial Gold Rush

    Humble soil bacteria may help farmers grow more crops to feed the world.


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