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Palmyra Atoll Pictures: Part of the World's Largest Marine Reserve

33 min 29 sec ago
This tropical Eden in the Pacific Ocean is now a part of the world's largest marine reserve.
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Engineer Sees Big Possibilities in Micro-robots, Including Programmable Bees

33 min 30 sec ago
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Robert Wood says that medicine and agriculture can be transformed by micro and "soft" robots.
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Mapping the Spread of Ebola

33 min 30 sec ago
Since March, the Ebola virus outbreak has infected 5,864 people and caused 2,811 deaths in West Africa. With no proven treatment, the World Health Organization (WHO) is scrambling to halt an epidemic its officials say is unparalleled in severity, complexity, and scale—which is likely underreported. The current outbreak has had more cases and deaths than all previous outbreaks combined.
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Birds Evolved From Dinosaurs Slowly—Then Took Off

33 min 30 sec ago
Slow and gradual evolutionary advances transformed dinosaurs into birds, a new study says—until they finally took off.
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How Dust Might Make Drought Worse (or a Bit Better) in California

33 min 30 sec ago
In California, a love-hate relationship between dust and snow may have surprising effects on the state's water supply.
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Q&A: Why It's Important to Protect a Vast Marine Monument

3 hours 3 min ago
Ocean scientist Elliott Norse says the White House is right to protect Pacific remote islands.
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Three Irish Teens Win Google Science Fair Using Bacteria to Grow Food

5 hours 33 min ago
Dousing seeds with soil microbes speeds sprouting and promotes plant growth, teen biologists find.
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U.S. Creates Largest Protected Area in the World, 3X Larger Than California

September 29, 2014 - 4:01pm
White House announces expansion of national monument around remote Pacific islands.
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Switch to Natural Gas Won't Reduce Carbon Emissions Much, Study Finds

September 29, 2014 - 1:31pm
Switching power plants from coal to gas will make us use more electricity and delay the dawn of renewables, a new study claims.
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3 Key Takeaways From This Week's UN Climate Summit

September 29, 2014 - 8:31am
There's no new global strategy on climate change, but there were important developments at the summit, which attracted more than a hundred heads of state.
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White House Launches Climate Tools and Data for Developing World

September 29, 2014 - 8:31am
The White House is releasing high-resolution mapping data and providing training to improve the climate resilience of developing countries.
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Water Vapor Seen on Distant World

September 29, 2014 - 6:16am
The first detection of water vapor in the atmosphere of a Neptune-size exoplanet is something astronomers feared might never happen.
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The Hair-Raising Tale of the U.S.S. Jeannette's Ill-Fated 1879 Polar Voyage

September 28, 2014 - 5:01pm
In a doomed quest for Americans to be first to the North Pole, 11 men died. Against all odds 22 survived.
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Pictures: Visualizing Climate Change's Toll—On Sides of UN Buildings

September 28, 2014 - 8:46am
In advance of this week's UN Climate Summit, National Geographic photographers were among those whose work was shown on the side of UN headquarters.
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Ebola Epidemic Could Top a Million Victims If Not Contained, CDC Warns

September 28, 2014 - 6:31am
The U.S. CDC says Ebola outbreak could increase dramatically in the next four months without intense, immediate intervention.
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Refugee Flood Heightens Long-Standing Tensions Between Turks and Kurds

September 27, 2014 - 7:31am
The Islamic State's assault on a Kurdish area in Syria heightens tensions with Kurds in Turkey, but eases them between rival Kurdish factions in the Middle East.
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UN Climate Summit Aims to Shape Global Agreement on Warming

September 27, 2014 - 7:31am
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging more action from heads of state, while U.S. President Barack Obama defends American commitment to reducing emissions.
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Colorful World of Birding Has Conspicuous Lack of People of Color

September 26, 2014 - 6:31pm
Most bird-watchers are white. If that can change, it would be in everyone's best interest.
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Amazon Warriors' Names Revealed Amid "Gibberish" on Ancient Greek Vases

September 26, 2014 - 2:46pm
Meet Worthy of Armor, Don't Fail, and Hot Flanks, ancient Scythian names for woman Amazon warriors, now revealed on Greek vases.
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World Rhino Day Pictures: African, Asian Species in Crisis

September 26, 2014 - 12:16pm
All five species of rhinoceros are threatened by poaching—but efforts like World Rhino Day are trying to bring attention to their plight.
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