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Hard Times for 'Red Gold' Divers in Morocco's El Dorado

Harvesting mineral-rich seaweed on Morocco's Atlantic coast, Attibari Lemkhanter worries that the plant known locally as "red gold" is becoming increasingly scarce. 

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New Dinosaur Species Unearthed in Tanzania

A rare discovery of dinosaur bones in Tanzania has led scientists to identify a new species of long-extinct, leaf-eating dinosaur, according to research published on Monday.

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Study: Faraway Moon Mimics Earth Tectonics

This 12-frame mosaic released by NASA on March 6, 2000, provides a high resolution view of the side of Jupiter's moon Europa that faces the giant planet

Jupiter's icy moon Europa may have active tectonic plates similar to those that shape the Earth, which had long been thought unique in this respect, scientists said Sunday.

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Tropical Storm Norbert Weaker, but Still Lashing Mexico Coast

Tropical storm Norbert weakened quickly over cool waters in the Pacific Ocean, forecasters said Sunday, after the storm left some 2,500 people homeless in Mexico.

The storm had surged to a category three hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale but by Sunday had lost much of its punch and was downgraded to a tropical storm, packing top sustained winds of 60 miles (95 kilometers) per hour, said the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

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Agency: Cutting Fossil Subsidies Must to Advance Renewables

Renewable energy, essential for meeting global CO2 emission targets, needs a stable regulatory framework, a cut in fossil fuel subsidies and more interconnected power grids to develop, a global energy agency said Sunday.

The development of renewable energy will lead to a "new industrial paradigm" for electricity production, as it should expand by 70 percent globally between 2011 and 2030, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency.

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Lebanese Advances to Second Round of Colonize Mars Competition

Chady Assaad is a Lebanese national, who was selected along with 1,028 others to advance to the second round of a global competition to help colonize Mars.

Assaad, 33, is a telecommunication Engineer who hails from the Borjein village in Mount Lebanon and is interested in discovering the universe.

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Robots Do Battle over Mars Exploration

Members of the Kielce University of Technology team watch their "Impuls" …

Robots built to traverse the rugged terrain of Mars battled it out in Poland on Friday in a competition to find the best way to explore the Red Planet.

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Kangaroos Abound But Fears Abound for Smaller Cousins, Warns WWF

Australia's big kangaroos are thriving, but wildlife campaigners hold fears for their smaller cousins, including the little-known bettong and the rock wallaby, WWF Australia has warned.

"The kangaroo is probably the most recognisable Australian animal of all," WWF-Australia spokesperson Darren Grover told Agence France Presse ahead of national threatened species day on Sunday.

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Panama Canal Expansion Dredges Up Historical Treasures

Panama Canal expansion work has uncovered an unexpected trove of archeological and paleontological treasures, scientists said, as the massive construction project winds down.

Workers who have blasted through mountains and dug up thick vegetation, have also uncovered the fossils of some 3,000 invertebrates and 500 vertebrates, as well as of more than 250 plants -- including the remains of a forest consumed by fire after a volcanic eruption.

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A Look at Hawaii Volcano Sending Lava Toward Homes

Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos is creeping slowly but steadily through cracks in the earth toward a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island. Scientists warn that if the lava flow from Kilauea continues on its path, it could reach a small patch of homes in about a week.

Here's a look at Kilauea, which has been continuously erupting since 1983:

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