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National Geographic News Updated Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:11:42 GMT
Description Reporting our world daily: original nature and science news from National Geographic.
Language en-us
Amazing: Tiny Birds Fly Without Landing for Three Days
Published: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:03:00 GMT
Description: Warblers that weigh about as much as a stack of 12 business cards fly thousands of miles across the Atlantic during their fall migration.
Was "Earliest Musical Instrument" Just a Chewed-Up Bone?
Published: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:01:00 GMT
Description: “Neanderthal bone flutes” were the work of scavenging hyenas, a new study says.
Gotcha! 5 of History's Most Outrageous April Fools' Day Hoaxes
Published: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:44:00 GMT
Description: Learn about 5 great hoaxes, including the famous Swiss spaghetti harvest.
As Yemen Descends Into Chaos, Key Questions and Answers
Published: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:57:44 GMT
Description: Making sense of a growing conflict that involves a bewildering number of players
Antarctica May Have Hit Highest Temperature on Record
Published: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:13:16 GMT
Description: But overall climate picture for southernmost continent remains "complex," say scientists.
U.S. Unveils Plans to Cut Greenhouse Gases
Published: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:34:32 GMT
Description: White House submits targets for meeting UN goals on climate change.
Watch People Rescue Entangled Swans—How Did It Happen?
Published: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:35:59 GMT
Description: Photographers in Latvia saved the lives of two male mute swans, which likely got stuck together while fighting for territory.
4 Baby Bird Cams You Should Watch This Spring
Published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:05:53 GMT
Description: From sleepy bald eaglets to clamoring owlets, get a bird's-eye view of new families in their nests.
Largest Rhino Airlift Ever to Move 100 At-Risk Animals
Published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:01:42 GMT
Description: Rhinos Without Borders project is transferring animals from South Africa to safer parks in Botswana.
This Week’s Night Sky: Moon Turns to Blood
Published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:25:00 GMT
Description: A lunar eclipse will dazzle sky-watchers in the western half of North America.
3 Factors Could Slow Arctic Drilling Despite Shell Go-Ahead
Published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:13:00 GMT
Description: Shells gets preliminary U.S. approval Tuesday to restart drilling this summer in the Arctic, but it still faces obstacles.
Welcome to My Wild: A Walk on Auckland’s Greener Side
Published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:27:43 GMT
Description: A writer discovers a world of natural splendor beyond the urban jungle of New Zealand’s largest city.
Former Trainer Slams SeaWorld for Cruel Treatment of Orcas
Published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:19:23 GMT
Description: Author says the damage to these animals in the name of entertainment and profit is morally and ethically unacceptable.
Green Roofs Get Lift as France Makes Them Chic
Published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:55:36 GMT
Description: Roofs bedecked in plants gain popularity as a way to reduce a building's energy use and stormwater runoff.
Take Me out to the Ball Game: 15 Unique Baseball Photos
Published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Description: From a bat factory to Amish Country to the World Series, see our favorite baseball photos from the National Geographic archives.
National Parks Act as Living Laboratories
Published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 04:00:00 GMT
Description: Why science matters to National Parks and how National Parks help science
Elephant Calves Await Fate as Africa Seeks to Save Species
Published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:46:01 GMT
Description: The world is losing the war on ivory poaching, a key finding at Botswana-led summit on elephants and wildlife trade.
Week's Best Space Pictures: Auroras and a Total Solar Eclipse
Published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:15:16 GMT
Description: See stellar photos of the sun's fiery corona, a close-up of our blue marble world, and more.
Beyond the Car-Size Stingray: Five Cool Facts About Rays and Skates
Published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:33:00 GMT
Description: Some stingrays are electric, while others have see-through noses and concrete-like teeth.
How Brain-Damaging Mercury Puts Arctic Kids at Risk
Published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:00:00 GMT
Description: Inuit children, exposed in the womb, have lower IQs because their mothers eat whale meat and other foods tainted with contaminants that drift north.
U.S. Will Allow Hunters to Bring Home Rhino Trophies
Published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:13:27 GMT
Description: Animal advocates condemn the decision to allow two Americans to import body parts from black rhinos in Namibia.
Bizarre Bulge Found on Ganymede, Solar System's Largest Moon
Published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:58:00 GMT
Description: Enormous bulge at the moon’s equator suggests Ganymede’s poles have shifted by 90 degrees.
How Do Swarming Bats Avoid Crashing Into Each Other?
Published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:02:50 GMT
Description: The flying mammals obey "traffic rules" by using their built-in sonar to track each others' positions in the air, a new study says.
Can Elephants' Amazing Sense of Smell Help Sniff Out Bombs?
Published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:17:43 GMT
Description: The U.S. military’s push for better bomb detectors involves taking cues from elephants’ ability to locate TNT.
Massive Underground City Found in Cappadocia Region of Turkey
Published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:14:00 GMT
Description: Subterranean retreat may have sheltered thousands of people in times of trouble.
Billion-Dollar Road Trip Will Bring Space Boulder Into Lunar Orbit
Published: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:30:00 GMT
Description: NASA plans to send a spacecraft to an asteroid, pluck a boulder from its surface, and put it in orbit around the moon.
Study of Hunter-Gatherers' Guts Reveals Ancient Microbes
Published: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:18:00 GMT
Description: Bacteria found in far-flung indigenous groups are absent in industrialized populations.
Shape-Shifting Frog Found, Goes From Spiky to Smooth in Minutes
Published: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:22:00 GMT
Description: Dubbed the "punk rocker” frog, the marble-size amphibian is the first vertebrate known to change its skin texture.
Watch Scientists Try Everything to Put a Camera on a Manatee
Published: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Description: The hardest animal to attach a Crittercam to wasn't a great white shark or a whale—it was the slow-moving manatee.
Water Use for Fracking Has Skyrocketed, USGS Data Show
Published: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:57:18 GMT
Description: Wells drilled for gas drink far more chemical-laced fluids than those drilled for oil.
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