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In Pictures: Journey to the Stars

In the Milky Way Galaxy alone, there are hundreds of billions of stars. But that hasn't always been the case... Take a look at the life cycle of stars in this photo gallery.

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In Pictures: Climate Change

Burning fossil fuels like coal and oil provide the energy that we need … but also contribute to climate change. Find out more about Earth's warming climate, its consequences, and what we can do.

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In Pictures: Fossils

What was Earth like millions of years ago? Explore fossil evidence about our planet’s past to discover how different Earth once looked. 

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In Pictures: Fascinating Fish

Travel to Africa's lower Congo River with ichthyologist Melanie Stiassny, and explore one of the most diverse fish communities in the world.

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Meet the OLogist: Ed Mathez

From Greenland to South Africa to the bottom of ocean, Ed Mathez has journeyed to study rocks. Find out where his interest began and what he’s discovered on his travels.

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Meet the OLogist: Ross MacPhee

Ross MacPhee has always loved dirt. To him it means the opportunity to find lost things — from bones and teeth to pirate treasure. Learn more about what he’s discovered recently.

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Meet the OLogist: George Amato

Tracking a gorilla can get hairy. Literally. Just ask George Amato, who collects hair from endangered eastern lowland gorillas to study their DNA.

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Silk Road Fables

As merchants, missionaries, and other travelers made their way between the cities of Asia, they told stories. See three of the tales that traveled the Silk Road. 

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Sounds of the Silk Road

Because travelers along the Silk Road often spoke different languages, music was a good way from them to communicate. Sample some of the music they shared.

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