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National Geographic News Updated Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:02:16 GMT
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Rare White Rhino Dies, Leaving Only Four Left on the Planet
Published: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:58:31 GMT
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Can Lion Trophy Hunting Support Conservation?
Published: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:54:00 GMT
Description: Cecil the Lion’s death has stirred a heated debate over legal hunting, which some conservationists support.  more...
Chasing Nighttime Thunderstorms, Trying to Crack Their Mysteries
Published: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:10:00 GMT
Description: These nocturnal storms are different from their daytime brethren and we still don't understand how and why they form.  more...
What It’s Like to Plunge Into the Heart of a Forest Fire
Published: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Description: A smokejumper explains the risks and rewards and cautions that fires will become even more frequent and bigger.  more...
Pictures: The World's Tigers—There Are Only 3,200 Left in the Wild
Published: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:12:00 GMT
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Pictures to commemorate International Tiger Day showcase Asia's most iconic cat—which is perilously at risk of extinction.

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Archaeologists Identify Bodies of Lost Leaders of Jamestown
Published: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:15:00 GMT
Description: Beneath the church where Pocahontas was married are the graves of the founders of the first permanent British settlement in America.  more...
300-Year-Old Spanish Shipwreck Holds Million Dollar Treasure
Published: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:08:00 GMT
Description: Divers found gold in part of a Spanish fleet that was obliterated during a hurricane 300 years ago.  more...
Why Insects Are Drawn to Corpse Flower’s Stench
Published: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:33:42 GMT
Description: A stinky corpse flower named Trudy draws thousands of visitors—and probably a few flies—to the University of California Botanical Garden.  more...
Killing of Cecil the Lion Sparks Debate Over Trophy Hunts
Published: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:31:32 GMT
Description: The allegedly illegal hunt blurs the line with controversial trophy hunting.  more...
We Just Learned How 'Crazy Ants' Ever Get Anything Done
Published: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:00:00 GMT
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We May Have Been Wrong About How African Pygmies Grow
Published: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:00:00 GMT
Description: New research suggests that there may have been not one but two separate evolutions of African Pygmies.  more...
How to Bring a Sense of Poetry to the Mission for Clean Energy
Published: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:00:00 GMT
Description: Solar Sister co-founder Neha Misra explains what art and beauty have to do with helping poor women make a livelihood from solar power.  more...
Tiny Owl Getting Talking-To From Sheriff Has Huge Appetite
Published: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:31:07 GMT
Description: This young creature is a northern saw-whet owl, and is one of nature’s more adorable rat-catchers.  more...
Warship's Last Survivors Recall Sinking in Shark-Infested Waters
Published: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:46:00 GMT
Description: Seventy years later, veterans of an epic naval disaster gather to share stories of suffering, reconciliation, and healing.  more...
This Week's Night Sky: Take Flight With Cosmic Swan
Published: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:48:18 GMT
Description: A glorious nebula, shooting stars, and a blue moon will all be visible this week.  more...
Video Captures Catlike Creature Riding Rare Rhino
Published: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Description: New camera-trap footage shows a genet on the back of a black rhinoceros in South Africa. An expert weighs in on the bizarre interaction.  more...
Why This 14-Year-Old Kid Built a Nuclear Reactor
Published: Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Description: In his quest to better the world,Taylor Wilson captured the interest of Homeland Security and ended up with radioactive pants.  more...
Public Lands, Public Data: Making Sense of Climate Change
Published: Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:15:00 GMT
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Can Cats Recognize Their Grandparents?
Published: Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Description: Some felines and many other animals can likely sniff out their kin—but what they think of them is another matter.  more...
Yeehaw! 18 Photos for National Day of the Cowboy
Published: Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Description: Tip your hat to cowboys from the American west and beyond with this roundup of photos from National Geographic’s archive.  more...
New Pluto Images Reveal a Planet That's Stunningly Alive
Published: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 21:34:05 GMT
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Why Animals Make Us Better People
Published: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:57:54 GMT
Description: Jan Pol, the 73-year-old veterinarian and star of the Nat Geo WILD channel’s hit series The Incredible Dr. Pol, grew up in the Netherlands. He first visited rural Michigan as a high school exchange student and then moved there permanently after veterinary school. He and his wife, Diane, started treating animals out of their home and today run a busy practice—even when the Nat Geo cameras are off.  more...
Sub That Made Deep-Sea History Damaged in Highway Fire
Published: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:09:53 GMT
Description: The submarine once belonged to director James Cameron, who says it will dive again.  more...
See Why 2015 May Be the Hottest Year Ever
Published: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:20:06 GMT
Description: The first six months of 2015 were the hottest on record.  more...
How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years
Published: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Description: Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.  more...
Week's Best Space Pictures: New "Blue Marble," Pluto's Peaks
Published: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Description: Earth's sunny side shines while researchers take a closer look at a mysterious mountain range on Pluto.  more...
Maya Shrine Reveals Arrival of ‘New World Order’
Published: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Description: Fragments of an ancient stone monument reveal new insights on “Cold War” in the Maya Empire.  more...
Could Next-Gen Reactors Spark Revival In Nuclear Power?
Published: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:00:00 GMT
Description: Tech titans like Bill Gates are helping fund a new generation of commercial nuclear reactors, some likely in China, as a solution to climate change.  more...
Earth's Closest Cousin Discovered Among New Pile of Planets
Published: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:51:00 GMT
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Are ‘Mutated’ Daisies Really Caused by Fukushima Radiation?
Published: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:29:00 GMT
Description: Radiation from damaged power plant may be responsible for odd flowers, but there could be other forces at work.  more...
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