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Polar Bear Cub

Polar bear mother Kolymana proudly shows her new cub as it leaves den for first time. The inquisitive baby took a first walk at Orto Doidu zoo in Yakutsk aged three and a half months.

Kolymana was only a little older when she was rescued by WWF Russia after becoming marooned all alone on a drifting ice floe in the Arctic. But she shows no sign of losing sight of her own cub, a rare captivity birth on 30 November.
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Flying Through Auroras

Flying Through Auroras: Airline Carries Passengers into Southern Lights.

On March 23, airline passengers caught a breathtaking view of the aurora australis — the spectacular celestial light show also known as the southern lights — from midair, on a flight booked to fly them into the heart of the light display.
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How Often Do Ice Ages Happen?

The last ice age led to the rise of the woolly mammoth and the vast expansion of glaciers. But it’s just one of many that have chilled Earth throughout the planet’s 4.5-billion-year history.
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$27,000 Melons?

$27,000 melons? Unwrapping the high price of Japan’s luxury fruit habit.

(CNN)It looks like a jewelry shop with its high-end exterior.

But a peek inside the sparkling glass display cases at any of Sembikiya’s Tokyo outlets reveals expensive treasures of a surprising kind.
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Lost City

In 1925 explorer Percy Fawcett disappeared in the Amazon looking for evidence of a lost civilization. What followed was a 90-year mystery and a deadly search for answers.
(CNN)When David Grann lost his guide deep in the Brazilian Amazon, fear took hold.
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Jesus’ Tomb

Shrine Over Jesus’ Tomb in Danger of ‘Catastrophic’ Collapse.

A shrine built over a cave that is revered as the tomb of Jesus is in danger of “catastrophic” collapse, according to a report by National Geographic.
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