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National Geographic News
National Geographic News Updated Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:59:01 GMT
Description Reporting our world daily: original nature and science news from National Geographic.
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Venus and Jupiter Pose For Pretty Pics 'Round the World
Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:55:59 GMT
Description: The planets meet up in sunset skies this week, inspiring beautiful photos—where's yours?  more...
Amazon’s Wildlife Threatened By Hydropower Dams, Study Says
Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:42:00 GMT
Description: “We’re watching extinction unfold in front of us,” scientist says of the impact of Brazil’s Balbina Dam.  more...
Alaska's Seal Hunt Lasted Only A Few Days Because It's So Hot
Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:43:15 GMT
Description: The hunt for bearded seal was abnormally short because of melted ice. Native Alaskans worry about losing their traditional foods and culture.  more...
What Do Florida and a Comet Have in Common? Sinkholes
Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:39:00 GMT
Description: Mysterious pits on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko may have formed when the ground beneath them collapsed, say Rosetta mission scientists.  more...
Race and Gender Shape Views of Science in Surprising Ways
Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:27:00 GMT
Description: A poll finds women tend to oppose genetically modified food and animal research, and African Americans are optimistic about population growth, regardless of political party.  more...
Great White Sharks Surround Paddleboarders in California
Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:06:00 GMT
Description: A rare look beneath the Southern California waves shows young great whites in action.  more...
How Will We Feed a World of Nine Billion People?
Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:15:00 GMT
Description: The key, says the author of a new book, is to use water better, close yield gaps, eat less meat, and family planning.  more...
Six Pictures of Beautiful, Bizarre Worms That Slink Or Swim
Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Description: It’s International Polychaete Day, so let’s give these humble, but critical-to-the-food-web, animals their day in the spotlight.  more...
Backpacks on Seabirds Hint at Their Navigation Secret
Published: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:01:00 GMT
Description: Shearwaters navigate the open ocean based on their memories of smells that waft in from different directions, a new study suggests.  more...
Watch: Mother Raccoon Helps Baby Learn to Climb Tree
Published: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:00:00 GMT
Description: A new video shows a raccoon climbing lesson—a vital skill that allows the North American mammals to escape predators.  more...
Exclusive: Pilot of Solar Plane Shares Secrets of 5-Day Flight
Published: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:41:00 GMT
Description: Swiss pilot battles exhaustion and weather during endurance mission.  more...
NASA Photos Show China’s Plan to Meet New UN Climate Pledge
Published: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:18:00 GMT
Description: NASA satellites reveal how quickly solar panels are covering the Gobi Desert as China becomes the world’s leader in solar power.  more...
Rainbow of Fluorescent Corals Found—Why Do They Glow?
Published: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:44:52 GMT
Description: Deep beneath the waves of the Red Sea, scientists have discovered corals that fluoresce in a range of colors, likely because it helps their algae friends.  more...
Which Power Plants Emitted the Most Mercury?
Published: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:28:00 GMT
Description: The Supreme Court ruled against an EPA regulation limiting mercury from power plants. Top emitters in 2013 were in Texas, Missouri, and North Dakota.  more...
World Will Gain a Leap Second on Tuesday: Here's Why
Published: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:55:31 GMT
Description: Leap seconds have caused widespread problems in the past—but there's a reason we keep adding them to the world's clocks.  more...
SpaceX Rocket Explosion Raises Worries About Space Station
Published: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:06:33 GMT
Description: Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are due to run out of food and other supplies in about two months.  more...
Super-Spiky Ancient Worm Makes Its Debut
Published: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:00:06 GMT
Description: This bizarre new species of 'super-armoured' worm gives us a glimpse into the diverse world of animals living at the roots of our tree of life.  more...
North Carolina’s “Perfect Storm” for Shark Attacks
Published: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:36:00 GMT
Description: An unusual combination of factors has led to an increase in bites.  more...
This Week's Night Sky: Star Triangle Hides Behind July 4 Fireworks
Published: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:44:45 GMT
Description: Earlier in the week, Venus and Jupiter will snuggle close together.  more...
Venus and Jupiter Get Bright and Tight in This Week's Sky
Published: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:16:00 GMT
Description: Two bright worlds meet up in sunset skies this week.  more...
Iconic National Parks Move to Eliminate Landfill Trash
Published: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:36:00 GMT
Description: Yosemite, Denali and Grand Teton will attempt to recycle and compost millions of pounds of visitor-generated trash.  more...
Solar Plane Makes Second Attempt to Reach Hawaii
Published: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:18:00 GMT
Elon Musk, A Man of Impossible Dreams, Wants To Colonize Mars
Published: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Description: The visionary creator of SpaceX and the Tesla wants to bring solar power to the masses, people to Mars, and, maybe, retire there himself.  more...
Two Nations Show Good News, Bad News for Africa's Elephants
Published: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Description: Visits to Gabon and Tanzania shows the head of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that commitment from the top makes all the difference.  more...
Dramatic Photos Show Brazil’s Crippling Drought
Published: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 11:14:58 GMT
Description: SĂŁo Paulo’s 20 million people are suffering in a historic crisis.  more...
How Do Elephants and Other Animals Sneeze?
Published: Sat, 27 Jun 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Description: A long trunk can make for an especially explosive event. Whales, iguanas, and even fish also have unique methods of sneezing.  more...
14 Pictures Show Thrill of Boxing, World's Fight Cultures
Published: Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:00:52 GMT
Description: On the eve of a world boxing championship, we look at the many styles of hand-to-hand combat around the world.  more...
Why Time Will Stop For a Leap Second
Published: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 20:49:32 GMT
Even Graphics Can Speak With a Foreign Accent
Published: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 20:47:51 GMT
Description: Different cultures use color and other visual cues to send completely different messages.  more...
Ranger Killed, Others Injured in Africa's Oldest National Park
Published: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:29:52 GMT
Description: Scores of rangers have been killed in Virunga National Park in recent years. But 2015 had been relatively peaceful.  more...
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