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See the ‘Doomsday’ Seed Vault Opened in Response to Syria Crisis

September 23, 2015 - 2:53pm
Scientists have had to tap the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway because of the chaos in Syria.
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Following Syrian Refugees Into an Unwelcoming Slovakia

September 23, 2015 - 12:41pm
A group of Syrian refugees was recently moved from Austria, where they had hoped to stay, to Slovakia, where some residents and leaders have protested their arrival.
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Extremely Rare Baby Rhino Captured in Camera Trap

September 23, 2015 - 9:19am
New footage reveals three Javan rhino calves, increasing the population of the critically endangered subspecies to 60.
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Why Casinos Are a Godsend for Native Americans

September 23, 2015 - 5:00am
"I’m very impatient with this haughty attitude toward Indian casinos," says author.
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Vandals, Grave Robbers, and Fire Ants Haunt a City's Famous Cemeteries

September 23, 2015 - 5:00am
With big challenges and little support, volunteers are keeping an iconic part of New Orleans from crumbling.
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Drone Use Could Soar At Pipelines, Wind Turbines, Solar Farms

September 23, 2015 - 3:45am
That buzzing around town may not be a teen’s high-tech toy. Soon, it might be a commercial drone checking power lines.
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A Brief History of the Long Fight to End Rhino Slaughter

September 22, 2015 - 4:15pm
South African farmers are trying to lift a ban on rhino horn trade. On World Rhino Day, a time line of a decades-long campaign against rhino poaching.
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The Autumn Equinox is Here! Wait, What's the Autumn Equinox?

September 22, 2015 - 12:30pm
It comes twice a year and marks the first day of fall, but a lot of people don't understand this celestial alignment.
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14 Moving Pictures of Rhinos in Crisis

September 22, 2015 - 10:00am
On World Rhino Day, we pay tribute to a threatened species.
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How An Iconic Western Bird Is Stepping Back From the Brink

September 22, 2015 - 9:02am
After a long and controversial wait, the U.S. government decided not to place the greater sage-grouse under the Endangered Species Act.
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Blocks From the Pope’s Mass, a Dumping Ground for the Nation’s Capital

September 22, 2015 - 5:00am
The pope has decried our throwaway society and its impact on the poor. In Washington, D.C., one neighborhood has waged a three-decade fight over garbage.
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See What Sea Otters Do When No One's Looking

September 22, 2015 - 3:00am
They nap, groom themselves, and look for food. They're also adorable. But life isn’t all surf and sun for these endangered sea otters.
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This Week's Night Sky: A Lunar Eclipse and Mars Meets a Lion

September 21, 2015 - 9:00am
As summer reaches its official end, Venus puts on a show and a blood moon appears.
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Intimate Portraits of Refugees: ‘We Don’t Want to Live in a War’

September 21, 2015 - 5:12am
A close-up look at the people trying to rebuild their lives after being uprooted by violence in the Middle East.
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'Unimaginable' Access to Pope Francis Yields 68,000 Photos

September 21, 2015 - 5:00am
Photographer Dave Yoder spent six months documenting the life of the pope and the Vatican for National Geographic.
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Nature Never Forgives: 7 of Pope Francis's Greenest Quotes

September 20, 2015 - 5:00am
The pontiff has emphatically urged immediate steps to combat climate change, calling it imperative to act to save God’s creation.
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Can Genetic Engineering Bring Back Extinct Animals?

September 20, 2015 - 5:00am
We might have a passenger pigeon again in ten years, says author.
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Belly Up: Why Do Some Snakes Have Elaborate Belly Patterns?

September 19, 2015 - 1:26pm
Plain or patterned bellies can help snakes avoid predators.
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The World’s Congested Human Migration Routes in 5 Maps

September 19, 2015 - 5:58am
Europe is not the only part of the world facing a refugee crisis.
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