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National Geographic News
  Updated Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:29:09 -0000
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Japan to Resume Whaling Next Year, Defying International Whaling Commi
Description: The country will restart its controversial scientific whaling program next year.
A World With 11 Billion People? New Population Projections Shatter Ear
Description: Dueling projections of population growth present different visions of the world's future.
Why Tiny Microbes Mean Big Things for Farming
Description: Humble soil bacteria may help farmers grow more crops to feed the world.
Bear Mauling in Wyoming: Why Do They Attack?
Description: A man attacked and killed by a bear in a remote forest in Wyoming is a reminder to always be prepared around the animals.
Richard III Killed by Sustained Attack, Suffering 9 Wounds to Head
Description: Shakespeare got it wrong. A new study shows Richard III died for want of a helmet, not a horse.
Study: Artificial Sweeteners May Trigger Blood Sugar Risks
Description: Artificial sweeteners might unexpectedly increase blood sugar levels in some people, a study of gut microbes suggests.
Amid Drought, New California Law Will Limit Groundwater Pumping for Fi
Description: As the epic drought persists, the state decides to limit groundwater pumping—but not before the 2020s at the earliest.
Fascination With Chernobyl Inspires Surreptitious Visits
Description: After the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in 1986, more than a thousand square miles were abandoned, inspiring the curious and adventurous to sneak into the exclusion zone.
Hawaiian Volcano Sends Lava Oozing Toward Town, With No Telling When I
Description: Residents await a slow-moving threat from the Kilauea volcano.
It's Thanks to Evolution That No Two Faces Are Alike, Study Finds
Description: A new study suggests that people evolved distinct faces because this variability eases recognition.
World Making Progress Against Hunger, Report Finds, but Large Pockets
Description: A new report shows that rates of undernourishment have gone down in most countries, but in others, the problem of food access is far from solved.
Ahead of UN Climate Summit, Environmental Report Sees Economic Opportu
Description: Smart planning and new technologies are key to a brighter future, says a report from Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.
Landing Site Chosen for Spacecraft's Daring Rendezvous With Comet
Description: The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission picks a target site for landing a robot on a comet's challenging terrain.
8 Places That Showcase Atomic Age Archaeology for Tourists
Description: From the early atomic advances in Chicago to the bunkers built for U.S. leaders in wartime, eight places tell the story of the nuclear age.
Landing Site Chosen for Spacecraft's Daring Rendezvous With Comet
Description: The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission picks a target site for landing a robot on a comet's challenging terrain.
Why I Bought the Magna Carta
Description: David Rubenstein practices what he calls patriotic philanthropy. Among his efforts: buying an original 1297 Magna Carta, an Emancipation Proclamation, and a Declaration of Independence for public display.
In Countdown to Scotland’s Independence Vote, Exploring the Country Behind the Clichés
Description: A journalist sets off on a quest for a better understanding of his native land.
Can Genetic Engineering Save the Florida Orange?
Description: Genetically modified oranges resist a disease that's destroying Florida's groves. But will Americans drink the juice?
Q&A: Ken Burns on Roosevelts at Center of History for a Century
Description: National Geographic talks with Ken Burns about his latest documentary, "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History."
Week's Best Space Pictures: Moons Ravaged, Auroras Revel, and Astronauts Return
Description: Saturn's gravity pillages moonlets, a solar storm births auroras, and space explorers come home in the week's best space pictures.
Paleontologist Finds Dinosaur Paradise, Including First Dino Known to Swim
Description: Nizar Ibrahim scoured the deserts of northern Africa to paint the most complete picture of a mid-Cretaceous ecosystem ever described.
Is the Cold War Back?
Description: Tensions between Russia and the West have sparked debate on whether the world is witnessing the start of a new Cold War.
Boom in Retiring Lab Chimpanzees Fills New Sanctuaries With Apes
Description: Former research subjects move from labs to sunny havens.
Hidden Monuments Under Stonehenge Revealed by High-Tech Mapping
Description: Underground images show a large complex of monuments and buildings used in rituals dating back thousands of years.
Scotland's Vote for Independence: By the Numbers
Description: What would an independent Scotland mean for the U.K.? Here are some charts to break it down.
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