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Photo: Pink-nosed predators

The Nashville Zoo welcomed two litters of clouded leopard cubs born over the course of a week last month. The births are a significant step to establishing a self-sustaining breeding program for this seriously endangered species.


Photo: Gas tank tree

A rainforest “grows” in a former industrial colossus in this German art exhibit.


Photo: Happy Birthday, Lady Day

Billie Holiday had no formal training, but her signature, emotive voice made her one of the most influential singers of all time.


Photo: Light my fire

Get yourself to Turkmenistan and don’t forget the marshmallows.


Photo: Seeds of dissent

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has been missing since he was detained Sunday.


Photo: Antelope on the rebound

Jumping for joy had consequences for little Howard.


Photo: A messenger meets Mercury

Our planetary neighbor gets its portrait taken for the first time from an orbiting spacecraft.


Photo: Trading smoke for slopes

A group of Falmouth, Maine, firefighters ski down a slope on their way to the starting line before competing in the 21st Annual Firefighter’s Fundraising Race on March 27, 2011, at the Sunday River ski resort in Newry, Maine.


Photo: Our own nuclear event

In the early morning hours of March 28, 1979, a mechanical failure at the Unit 2 reactor at Three Mile Island began a chain reaction of events that led to the worst accident in the history of U.S. nuclear power industry.

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