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    Surge seen in number of U.S. wildfires

    The number and size of wildfires in the western United States has steadily risen over the last three decades.

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    Readers discuss the influence of clouds on climate, how to treat addiction and which human-made hazards are the biggest bird-killers.
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    Animated movies made by computer

    A 17-minute animated movie made with a computer in 1964 took 2,000 hours of film processing and cost $600 per minute. The 2013 animated film Frozen cost about $1.5 million per minute to make.
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    RIP LADEE: 9/6/2013 – 4/18/2014

    NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission ended April 18.

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    Meet Big Bird, highest-energy neutrino ever detected

    Big Bird, the neutrino, struck the Antarctic ice with a record 2 million billion electron volts of energy.

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    Millions of working mamas

    It has been a long time since millions of American women working outside the home was big sociological news. Women are now 47 percent of the U.S. workforce.
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    Readers ask about Neandertal genes and electricity-generating spores and react to a fusion milestone.
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    Mercury’s surface once exploded in volcanoes

    Newly released images show ancient vents and ash scattered within craters on Mercury's surface.

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