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National Geographic News
  Updated Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:25:00 -0000
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David Gruber: Seeing the Ocean in Neon
Description: The marine biologist discovered a world of glowing ocean creatures, never before seen by the human eye.
From Senegal and Nigeria, 4 Lessons on How to Stop Ebola
Description: Countries around the world—including the United States—are learning a lot from the way these two West African nations have contained their Ebola cases.
Male Birds Poison Themselves to Appear Sexier—a First
Description: Great bustards eat poisonous beetles to combat intestinal parasites—and possibly appear healthier to females, a new study suggests.
World's Longest Snake Has Virgin Birth—First Recorded in Species
Description: Thelma, a reticulated python, produced six baby snakes without the help of a male, new DNA evidence shows.
U.S. Indictment Accuses South African Brothers of Trafficking Rhino Horns
Description: Safari outfitters allegedly duped hunters into paying extra to illegally shoot rhinos.
Highest Stone Age Campsite Reveals Grit of First Americans
Description: Even without genetic adaptations to altitude, early hunters moved high into the Andes soon after people first reached South America.
New Tarantula (Not Beetle) Named After John Lennon
Description: Bumba lennoni is named for the British rocker but lives in Brazil.
Mountain Goats Are Shrinking—A Lot—Because of Global Warming
Description: Global warming over the past few decades has caused chamois goats in the Italian Alps to get smaller.
Milk Grown in a Lab Is Humane and Sustainable. But Can It Catch On?
Description: A Silicon Valley vision: Instead of milking dairy cows, we could make milk in a lab with genetically engineered yeast.
45,000-Year-Old Bone Pinpoints Era of Human-Neanderthal Sex
Description: An ancient Siberian man's DNA helps track humans' spread into Asia.
Stunning Pictures: The Year's Best Wildlife Photographs
Description: National Geographic photographers are among the winners of Wildlife Photography of the Year.
Partial Solar Eclipse Graces Skies on Thursday
Description: Sky-watchers eagerly anticipate a partial solar eclipse that will blanket much of United States and Canada in shadow.
Photographer's Portraits of Liberia's Ebola Survivors Show Joy, Sorrow
Description: John Moore's portraits of those who survived Ebola show happiness but also grief over lost loved ones and rejection by their communities.
Two Years After Hurricane Sandy Hit the U.S., What Lessons Can We Learn From the Deadly Storm?
Description: In an era of extreme weather, we have to keep the risk of weather disasters in the front of our minds, author says.
Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery Offers Tragic Testimony to A
Description: Improvised explosive devices have transformed battle—and disrupted one of the central rituals of grieving, author says.
Quarantine Politics: Why Authorities Push Voluntary Isolation in Face of Ebola
Description: Isolation is containing Ebola in U.S., while enforced quarantines have risks.
"Lost" Satellite Photos Reveal Surprising Views of Earth in the 1960s
Description: Images include the Aral Sea before it dried up, the most Antarctic ice on record, and possibly the first shots of Europe from space.
Extremely Rare White Rhino Dies in Kenya—His Kind Nearly Extinct
Description: The northern white rhinoceros is one step closer to extinction with the death of Suni, one of only two breeding males left of the subspecies.
Your Shot Photos: Kitchens Around the World
Description: In honor of World Food Day, we gathered together some of the photos you've sent us of the world's kitchens and culinary traditions.
Mistakes and Reversals Shake Trust in Ebola Response, in Dallas and Beyond
Description: Panic rises in Texas and beyond, complicating Ebola response.
Armored Fish Pioneered Sex As You Know It
Description: Fossils suggest that the first vertebrates to have sex performed the act side by side.
Queen of the Underworld Sheds New Light on Greek Tomb
Description: Newly revealed mosaic may hold key to unlocking mystery: Who was buried in the massive mound?
Beautiful Feather Pictures: Birds Flaunt Majestic Tails and Dramatic Collars
Description: These cooing Casanovas use showstopping plumage to court females and fend off rivals.
Back to Everest in 2015?
Description: Six months after killer avalanche, mountaineering community assesses next year's climbing season
Weed Tourism: Have You Booked Your Reservation?
Description: Relaxed laws in Colorado have allowed a weed-business boom.
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