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The world sets a record for temperature in 2016

The world sets a record for temperature in 2016 — for the third year running

"We are heading into a new unknown," a scientist says — speeding at night, without headlights, eyes on the rearview mirror.

Obama's record-breaking creation of national monuments is an enduring gift

The three newest monuments honor places of key importance in America’s history of struggle and progress on race.

New insight on bird migrations, and how climate change may reshape them

It turns out the longest flights are anything but direct, with long pauses to rest and eat — assuming plentiful food is available.