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Saint Francis of Assisi Inspired the Pope—and Me

September 19, 2015 - 5:00am
They may be eight centuries old, but the words and acts of ecology’s patron saint resonate in this era of environmental crisis, one nature lover argues.
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Red Panda Pictures That Make You Say "Awww"

September 19, 2015 - 5:00am
In honor of Red Panda Day, we put together our favorite photos of the bushy-tailed, tree-dwelling mammal.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Gorgeous Galaxies Far, Far Away

September 18, 2015 - 4:45pm
We catch a glimpse of the Milky Way’s mysterious neighbor, and spy holes in the sun’s corona.
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Pictures Reveal Beauty, Peril in Africa's Largest Wetland

September 18, 2015 - 12:30pm
A National Geographic team emerges after grueling months journeying down the remote waters that feed the Okavango Delta.
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Behind David Letterman's New TV Climate Series Gig

September 18, 2015 - 11:15am
'Years of Living Dangerously' producers talk about why the late-night icon got involved with the show.
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Who Decides What Names Go on a Map?

September 18, 2015 - 11:00am
For 125 years, a group you’ve never heard of has been helping create a common language for the world’s place names.
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Solar Energy Pops Up in Unexpected Places

September 18, 2015 - 6:00am
Golf courses, landfills, and parka pockets become unlikely power sources with the advent of smarter solar.
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Three Popes Have Visited the United States—Here's What They Said

September 18, 2015 - 5:00am
If previous papal visits are any indication, Pope Francis will arrive with a clear-cut mission.
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Seal Catches Ride on Whale. Why Does This Keep Happening?

September 17, 2015 - 4:03pm
There’s another entry in the growing collection of pictures of animals riding on other animals.
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Wanted: Fit, Fearless Scientist for Huge Underground Find

September 17, 2015 - 1:21pm
Recruited through Facebook, pocket-sized caver makes an outsized contribution to human fossil find.
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Why Flashy Male Birds Aren't Really What They Seem

September 17, 2015 - 11:27am
Among peacocks, swans, pheasants, and other birds, males’ better looks don’t necessarily mean better genes.
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Who Are U.S. Catholics? Numbers Show a Surprising Shift

September 17, 2015 - 11:01am
In the last 30 years, Roman Catholics in the U.S. have become more diverse—racially and geographically.
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Which Cities In the World Are Closest to Nixing Fossil Fuels?

September 17, 2015 - 3:50am
Across the globe, cities are tackling climate change by shifting away from coal, oil, and natural gas. Yet a survey shows they’re now at very different stages.
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Here's Where Ringling Bros. Is Sending Its Circus Elephants to Retire

September 17, 2015 - 3:00am
Within three years the circus will end elephant acts and transfer its last performers to live on a remote 200-acre site with 30 elephants.
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Vast Ocean Underlies Ice on Saturn's Moon Enceladus

September 16, 2015 - 1:15pm
The discovery of a global ocean beneath its icy rind makes Enceladus an even better potential extraterrestrial incubator than previously thought.
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How to Not Get Attacked by a Bear

September 16, 2015 - 11:30am
Bears are making a comeback across North America, and here's what you need to know if you cross paths with one.
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Ancient Script Spurs Rethinking of Historic ‘Backwater’

September 16, 2015 - 7:45am
At a temple site in the Republic of Georgia, letters carved in stone could change the way we see the development of writing.
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This Lion Expert Was Banned From Tanzania for Exposing Corruption

September 16, 2015 - 5:00am
A conservationist writes about the battle to save Serengeti’s Lions.
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Why the Arctic's Big Mosquito Problem Is Getting a Lot Worse

September 15, 2015 - 4:03pm
The trend could spell disaster for caribou (and more nasty bites for humans).
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