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A view of the shallow coral reefs of Henderson Island

A graveyard in the ocean…the end of coral as we know...

Coral reefs are vanishing faster than rain forests. Why? Every day for the last decade, our ocean has absorbed roughly 22 million tons of carbon dioxide.
NASA astronaut Ellen Ochoa looking out window toward Earth (NASA)

Breaking the glass ceiling in outer space

NASA's first female astronauts paved the way for a generation of girls, like 13-year-old Alyssa Carson.
Alyssa Carson in astronaut suit, with helmet in hand (Facebook)

Will she be the first person on Mars?

“I am the Mars Generation,”  wrote 13-year-old Alyssa Carson on Facebook in January. She wants to be the first person to set foot on the...

Can tolerance be taught?

Tolerance is the wrong word, says Erin Gruwell. What people can learn, and what she hopes babies are born with, is acceptance. The former...

Melting away

“Ice is alive in some strange kind of way," says James Balog, who has chronicled the disappearance of glaciers through the Extreme Ice Survey since...

We’re all on the same grid

The first community powered by crowd-sourced energy is about to switch on. More than 200 microhouses will provide refuge to people with disabilities who...

At the top of the world, she vows to help others...

"Will I last long enough?" wondered Ilina Arsova. The 30-year-old Macedonian was into her third week climbing Mount Everest, with “warm” days of minus 16...

Ten years after one of the world’s deadliest tsunamis, are we...

The entire planet vibrated on December 26, 2004, as an earthquake erupted in the Indian Ocean. The destruction — 1.6 million people displaced, another...
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Turning the page on homelessness [video]

http://youtu.be/H3M2WD0iqiQ James Davis will never forget the cold nights that he slept on park benches. Today, he is an electronics mechanic and one of 130 vendors...