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Russian secrets? Here’s the ultimate Moscow itinerary

Tour architectural wonders, discover Soviet history, and savor local flavors in this gold-domed city.

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Why the Apollo missions made Florida synonymous with space

Launch safety and orbital dynamics played key roles in turning a sleepy 72-mile stretch east of Orlando into the nation's Space Coast.

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Orcas eat great white sharks—new insights into rare behavior revealed

Though the great white is considered the top marine predator, orcas may actually rule the oceans, new observations suggest.

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Episode 6: Harem Conspiracy Papyrus

Murder, succession, and a 18-foot scroll of papyrus that reads like an ancient Egyptian episode of Law and Order. We get the lowdown on the Judicial Papyrus of Turin.

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See a lunar eclipse on the Apollo 11 launch anniversary

Lucky sky-watchers will see the moon fall into partial darkness on the same night as the 50th anniversary of the start of the historic mission.

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To prepare for rising temperatures, scientists map urban ‘hot spots’

Heat islands can run 17 degrees F hotter than a city’s cooler areas. Studying them now may yield ideas for mitigating future warming.

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In the 21st century, we are all migrants

Humans are in motion across time as well as geography. Why must we be divided, the migrant versus the native?

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How we’re covering migration, one of this century’s critical stories

After successive refugee waves, more people have been forcibly displaced than at any other time since World War II—68.5 million by the UN’s latest count.

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Our three favorite scientific breakthroughs this month

What do rare orchids, crocodiles, and meteorites have in common? Science.

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Surfboard shapers hone the means to catch a perfect wave

The materials for surfboards have expanded from wood to polyurethane, but the artisans known as shapers still customize boards by hand.

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