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Employees of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the operator of the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, take part in a moment of silence at 2:46 p.m. local time (0546 GMT) at TEPCO's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, March 11, 2016, to mark the five-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands. Japan on Friday mourned the thousands who lost their lives in the massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011 that turned towns to matchwood and triggered the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986. REUTERS/Yuya Shino - RTSAAKA

Cleanup continues at Japan power plant five years after tsunami

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Over the past five years, radioactive contamination levels have decreased at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. But they still pose a threat to the 7,000 workers who aid in the cleanup. Continue reading

Ground personnel help U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly to get out of a Soyuz capsule shortly after landing near the town of Dzhezkazgan (Zhezkazgan), Kazakhstan, March 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool - RTS8VED

Astronaut Scott Kelly returns to Earth after year in space

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American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth Tuesday after a 340 day mission on the International Space Station.
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Solar energy debate in Nevada heats up

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A debate has emerged between solar companies and Nevada’s Public Utility Commission which recently increased the rates customers pay for solar energy. Continue reading

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Elephants offer clues to cancer’s secrets

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Former circus elephants will retire from the big top tent this spring, but their work improving human lives has only just begun.
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Deadly fungus threatens bananas

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Banana farmers are in the midst of a serious battle to protect one of the world’s most popular fruits from a fatal fungus. Continue reading

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