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4-Foot Salamander Arrives in London as Face of New Conservation Effort

23 min 42 sec ago
Professor Wu, a critically endangered Chinese giant salamander, is the face of a new effort to save these creatures in the wild.
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72 Years Later, Snubbed Captain Credited With Downing German U-Boat

23 min 42 sec ago
The U.S. Navy honors a late World War II captain of a ship that sank a German U-boat off Louisiana, based on new exploration.
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Rosetta's Comet Lander Will Revive After Bumpy Touchdown, Scientists Say

23 min 42 sec ago
Rosetta mission scientists grow hopeful for a revival of their stranded Philae lander.
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Out of Fuel, Venus Express Is Falling Gently to Its Death in Planet's Skies

23 min 42 sec ago
Europe's hard-working Venus Express has finally run out of gas and will start to fall through the planet's thick atmosphere.
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Denmark Eyes North Pole, but How Much Oil and Gas Await?

23 min 42 sec ago
Countries vie for long-term development of Arctic's oil and natural gas.
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Researchers are tracking the elusive predators as habitat loss pushes them closer to urban areas.

9 hours 8 min ago
Researchers are tracking the elusive predators as habitat loss pushes them closer to urban areas.
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Zimbabwe's Reported Plan to Export Baby Elephants Raises Outcry Against Animal Trade

9 hours 8 min ago
Zimbabwe reportedly has rounded up dozens of baby elephants from a national park for export to China.
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Alien Life on Mars? NASA Rover Spots Methane, a Possible Sign of Microbes

December 19, 2014 - 4:01pm
NASA's Curiosity rover detects spikes of methane gas on Mars, puzzling scientists and pointing to surprising geology or perhaps microbial life.
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Death of Rare White Rhino Leaves 5 in the World

December 19, 2014 - 4:01pm
Breeding the remaining northern white rhinoceroses with their cousins may preserve some of their genes, scientists say.
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Watch: Video of Rare Deep-Sea Shark Blows Researcher's Mind

December 19, 2014 - 4:01pm
A Greenland shark, one of the world's largest shark species, pops up on deep-sea video and shocks scientists.
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After Oil Spill in Bangladesh's Unique Mangrove Forest, Fears About Rare Animals

December 19, 2014 - 2:46pm
Tens of thousands of gallons of oil have spilled into the rivers and creeks of the Sundarbans, threatening tigers, dolphins in this World Heritage Site.
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Mystery in Laos: Reformer Still Missing Two Years After Videotaped Police Stop

December 19, 2014 - 12:16pm
In 2012, Sombath Somphone vanished at a police stop. It was caught on camera. "They have to let him go," his wife thought then.
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White House Issues Ambitious Plan to Fight Illegal Fishing

December 19, 2014 - 12:16pm
White House proposal seeks to improve enforcement of rules for seafood entering U.S.
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Entrepreneur Changes Life in Uganda by Turning Waste Into Fuel

December 19, 2014 - 7:16am
Emerging Explorer Sanga Moses tackles deforestation, poverty, and health problems with cooking briquettes that burn cleaner than wood.
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8 Sky Events This Week: Comet Visits Galaxy, Jovian Eclipses

December 19, 2014 - 7:16am
December diamonds crown the night sky, lovely sights for stargazers as the solar system's royalty dances.
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A Prince of a Paramour

December 18, 2014 - 3:01pm
Drawn by the male’s serenades, one lady frog after another comes to play house.
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World Moves One Step Closer to Climate Treaty

December 18, 2014 - 1:46pm
Compromise reached in Lima among UN negotiators, with much work remaining.
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Monkey Day Pictures: Our Favorite Primates Around the World

December 18, 2014 - 1:46pm
In honor of Monkey Day, National Geographic photo editors choose their favorite primate pictures from our archive.
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The Real Reason Hitler Launched the Battle of the Bulge

December 18, 2014 - 12:45pm
Among a new book's revelations about the epic battle: Crystal meth was the German army's drug of choice.
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Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

December 18, 2014 - 11:31am
Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.
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