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How Ancient Palmyra, Now in ISIS's Grip, Grew Rich and Powerful

August 26, 2015 - 1:15pm
A distinctly multicultural trading center grew rich on trade between east and west, until it rebelled against its most powerful customer.
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Tour Guide Killed in Lion Attack Did Everything Right

August 26, 2015 - 10:07am
There's little a person can do in the face of Africa's top predator, experts say.
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How to Detect Alien Civilizations That Self-Destructed

August 26, 2015 - 10:00am
To find intelligent extraterrestrial life, we might need to find proof of its demise.
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15 Fun, Adorable, and Solemn Pictures of Dogs

August 26, 2015 - 9:30am
Celebrate National Dog Day with these photos from around the world.
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How Neuroscience Is Helping Answer the Question ‘Who Am I?’

August 26, 2015 - 8:00am
Diseases of the mind like Alzheimer’s help us understand what it means to exist or, conversely, feel as if we don’t exist.
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From the U.S. to Saudi Arabia, Women Had to Fight to Vote

August 26, 2015 - 7:00am
95 years ago, women in the U.S. won the right to vote. But it wasn’t just handed to them—they had to demand it.
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Can India's Land of Former Headhunters Make Peace?

August 26, 2015 - 6:58am
For the remote Naga tribes, a surprise accord with Delhi aims to end one of the world's longest-running insurgencies.
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People-Powered Data Visualization

August 25, 2015 - 5:08pm
Through crowdsourcing and citizen science projects, the general public is making profound contributions to research. Can data visualization help make sense of this wealth of new information?
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Century-Old Message in a Bottle Returned to Sender

August 25, 2015 - 4:02pm
A nearly 109-year-old bottle was part of a tradition of dropping objects and instruments into the sea to study ocean currents.
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8 Gorgeous National Parks You've Never Heard Of

August 25, 2015 - 10:35am
Celebrating the diversity of protected lands on the U.S. park service's 99th birthday.
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How Drones Are Affecting Wildlife in Surprising Ways

August 25, 2015 - 10:16am
A recent study showing that black bear heart rates soar at the sight of a drone has some experts concerned.
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Hurricane Katrina Turned My Family's Odds and Ends Into Heirlooms

August 25, 2015 - 10:00am
Everyday objects, ordinary places and familiar symbols have taken on a deep significance for the author and others who survived the disaster.
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Lonely Male Rhino, Last in U.S., Seeks Mate. Will Relocate

August 25, 2015 - 9:30am
The Cincinnati Zoo will send an ultra-rare Sumatran rhino back to Indonesia in search of a partner. The species is hanging by a thread.
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Why Dung Beetles Watch the Sky While Rolling Poop Balls

August 24, 2015 - 2:11pm
The poop-hoarding insects have an amazingly advanced internal GPS that allows them to navigate by day or night.
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These Newborn Pandas Face 4 Big Threats to Survival

August 24, 2015 - 12:30pm
The blind, hairless babies born recently at Washington D.C.'s National Zoo are completely dependent on their mothers—who can sometimes accidentally crush them.
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This Week's Night Sky: Spy Saturn’s Icy Moon Dione

August 24, 2015 - 10:15am
Look for Venus as a "morning star," the moon with a stellar teapot, and—if you're more ambitious—a glimpse of Pluto this week.
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Panda Twins—Oh Boy! Oh Girl? “We’re Not Sure.”

August 23, 2015 - 9:33am
The birth of not one but two pandas has increased the excitement at Washington’s National Zoo. But keeping them both alive will be tricky.
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How A Family-Run Oyster Business Caused A National Ruckus

August 23, 2015 - 6:00am
When the oyster farm, located in a national wilderness area, was closed, contentious debate erupted and divided a community.
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Dive in! 14 Photos of Summer’s Best Water Sports

August 22, 2015 - 6:00am
The water’s fine for swimming, so plunge into our favorite photos of windsurfing, boating, and more from National Geographic’s archive.
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