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National Geographic News
  Updated Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:25:27 -0000
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Amelia Earhart’s 1935 Story on Becoming First to Fly From Hawaii to California
Description: Amelia Earhart's first-person account on becoming the first pilot to fly from Hawaii to California
How World War I Helps Explain Today's Middle East Bloodshed
Description: Bloodshed in the Middle East today can be traced back to the war that began a hundred years ago tomorrow.
Q&A: Was Teen Pilot's Tragic Round-the-World Flight Attempt Too Risky?
Description: A teen and his father took on too much risk in trying to set a world flight record in 30 days, says Barrington Irving, a young pilot who set his own record in 2007.
Pictures: Nice Day for a Picnic—a Century of Outdoor Eating Around the World
Description: Campers dine in the desert, workers take a midday break, and sweethearts kiss near the Eiffel Tower.
Week's Best Space Pictures: A Cosmic Cluster, a Heavenly Halo, and a Supernova's Ashes
Description: A halo of stars highlights a galaxy and a supernova image is spiffed up in this week's best space pictures.
Tropical Fish Cause Trouble as Climate Change Drives Them Toward the Poles
Description: Climate change drives sea creatures toward the Poles and into conflict with established communities.
Q&A: Scientist Studied His Poop for a Year to Learn About Gut Bugs
Description: From flossing to food poisoning, scientists saw life's up and downs altering their gut bugs.
Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered
Description: A Siberian fossil of a new dinosaur species suggests most were probably feathered.
Opinion: It's Time to Stop Thinking That All Non-Native Species Are Evil
Description: Have we been obsessing too much about invasive species? Is it time to stop hating them and focus on more important things—like preventing extinction?
Video: How (and Why) to Sail a 19th-Century Whaling Ship
Description: A modern crew learns the secrets of sailing a restored New England whaling ship.
Dramatic Pictures of Recent Sinkholes Reveal Hazards Lurking Below
Description: Natural and human-caused sinkholes have swallowed cars and houses in Florida, Minnesota, England, China, Latin America, and beyond.
As Fiery Accidents Pile Up, U.S. Proposes New Rules for Oil Trains
Description: The U.S. Department of Transportation rolled out long-promised standards on Wednesday.
Blue Whale "Hot Spots" Overlap With Shipping Lanes, Raising Threats
Description: Popular spots for blue whales off the California coast overlap commercial shipping lanes, a new study finds.
American-Born Gangs Helping Drive Immigrant Crisis at U.S. Border
Description: Central America's spiraling violence has a Los Angeles connection.
Report: Gulf and Atlantic Coasts Not Prepared for Sea-Level Rise
Description: The National Research Council warns that U.S. coasts are at risk of flooding and storm damage, thanks to climate change.
Map: No-Fly Zones and Restricted Airspaces
Description: Israel and eastern Ukraine join the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's list of places with flight prohibitions.
Causes of Deadly Washington Mudslide Revealed in Scientific Report
Description: The report says that logging in the area may have played a role.
First Nation Tribe Discovers Grizzly Bear "Highway" in Its Backyard
Description: Canada's Heiltsuk people discover more grizzlies living in their midst than they thought.
Smallpox and Anthrax Scandals Cap History of Fumbling Dangerous Materials
Description: The CDC, NIH, and FDA have mishandled hazardous materials, but they aren't alone.
At Crash Scene of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Rebels Blame Ukraine
Description: In rebel-held Ukraine, the fighters searching for bodies are adamant Ukraine is to blame for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
Gaza's Tunnels, Now Used to Attack Israel, Began as Economic Lifelines
Description: Citizens of Gaza have long used tunnels as economic lifelines. Now Hamas is using them to attack Israel.
What Do Wild Animals Do in a Wildfire?
Description: As summer wildfires burn a million acres in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, some of the wild animals that live there have evolved to cope with—and even thrive after—the flames.
The Battle to Be King of the Lumberjacks
Description: In a hail of wood chips and sawdust, beefy woodsmen at the U.S. lumberjacking championships show that experience matters in the "original extreme sport."
The Denali Climb That Became One of the Deadliest
Description: A 1967 expedition to the top of Denali (Mount McKinley), America's highest peak, turned tragic when seven members of a 12-man team lost their lives in a storm.
Pictures: Celebrating Ramadan Around the World
Description: This month many of the 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide will celebrate Ramadan with fasting and prayer.
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