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Genetic Engineering to the Rescue Against Invasive Species?

5 min 7 sec ago
Powerful genetic engineering technology could fight invasive species—but scientists warn that battle comes with risks.
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Complex Bread Wheat Genome Cracked

5 min 7 sec ago
The mapping methods for wheat, which contains a staggering 100,000 genes, were unusually labor intensive.
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Earthquake Maps Reveal Higher Risks for Much of U.S.

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New USGS government maps extend earthquake hazard zones nationwide, including some surprising states.
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Shooting Owls to Save Other Owls

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Protecting habitat hasn't stopped the spotted owl's decline. Will shooting its rivals help?
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As Sea Ice Shrinks, Can Polar Bears Survive on Land?

5 min 7 sec ago
Polar bears being forced on land by a lack of sea ice in Hudson Bay could stay alive by eating goose eggs and caribou, one scientist argues.
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Found: 4 New Species of Gopher-Like Mammals

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Researchers in southern Bolivia have discovered four new species of gopher-like rodents called tuco-tucos.
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Drone Pictures: Best Aerials Recognized in New Contest

6 hours 5 min ago
The inaugural National Geographic France/Dronestagram Aerial Photo Contest has chosen the best aerial photographs, from a bird's-eye view to a village from above.
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Digging Up the Seafloor Makes Coral Reefs Sick

July 21, 2014 - 3:31pm
Digging up the seafloor—which creates plumes of sediment—is bad news for coral reefs.
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Could Giant Viruses Be the Origin of Life on Earth?

July 21, 2014 - 1:01pm
The ancestors of modern viruses might have provided the raw material for life as we know it, according to stunning new discoveries.
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How World War I Launched Mapmaking at National Geographic

July 21, 2014 - 12:01pm
This July marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. It was during the war that National Geographic Society began producing original maps.
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Shift to 'Food Insecurity' Creates Startling New Picture of Hunger in America

July 21, 2014 - 10:46am
Modern hunger in America shows what has—and hasn't—changed since 1968.
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Ancient People Achieved Remarkably Clean Teeth With Noxious Weed

July 21, 2014 - 9:31am
Skeletons buried 2,000 years ago in Sudan had surprisingly few signs of tooth decay.
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Q&A: The First-Ever Expedition to Turkmenistan's "Door to Hell"

July 20, 2014 - 5:16am
Go along with explorer George Kourounis as he becomes the first person known to venture into Turkmenistan's fiery, gas-fueled Darvaza Crater.
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California Report Warns of Worsening Economic Impacts of Drought

July 19, 2014 - 6:31am
Parts of the state will experience "pain and poverty" as agricultural producers are hit hard, while officials roll out solutions to California's drought.
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First Impressions: Working With Jane Goodall

July 19, 2014 - 5:16am
Mary Smith, a former senior editor at National Geographic, talks about sharing Jane Goodall's seminal work with a wider audience.
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Why the 67 Giant Snails Seized in L.A. Are Harmful

July 18, 2014 - 8:31pm
Officials at LAX recently seized 67 giant African land snails—voracious pests that live long, breed fast, and pose a threat to U.S. agriculture.
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First of Its Kind Map Reveals Extent of Ocean Plastic

July 18, 2014 - 2:16pm
Spanish expedition maps trash in all five ocean collection zones for the first time and makes a discovery.
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Long Tail Feathers Adorned Four-Winged Dinosaur

July 18, 2014 - 10:31am
A four-winged dinosaur sported surprisingly long tail feathers, paleontologists report.
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Storms Get Headlines, but Drought Is a Sneaky, Devastating Game-Changer

July 18, 2014 - 10:31am
Droughts like the one unfolding in California don't offer the drama of deadly storms, but they can change society in profound and long-lasting ways.
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Ancient Native Americans Ate Pachyderms; Site Challenges Theory of Where New World Culture Began

July 18, 2014 - 10:31am
What's for supper? In ancient Mexico, early Native Americans dined on elephant-like gomphotheres, archaeologists report.
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