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Giant Rats Trained to Sniff Out Tuberculosis in Africa

53 min 54 sec ago
Already known for detecting land mines, the giant African rodents may be able to sniff out tuberculosis, the world's second most fatal infectious disease.
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California Drought Spurs Groundwater Drilling Boom in Central Valley

53 min 54 sec ago
Drillers have more work than they can handle, as water tables fall and experts warn of long-term consequences.
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A Hundred Years Old Today, the Panama Canal Is About to Get a Lot Bigger

53 min 54 sec ago
To accommodate today's oceangoing behemoths, the canal is getting a $6 billion makeover.
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Q&A: Sylvia Earle’s Personal Journey and Why the Ocean is Vital to Life

53 min 54 sec ago
Explorer Sylvia Earle shares her personal journey in new documentary film 'Mission Blue' and explains why the ocean is essential to life on Earth.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Meteors Shower, Sweden Burns, and Rosetta Orbits

53 min 54 sec ago
The Perseids compete with a supermoon, a Swedish forest goes up in smoke, and the Rosetta spacecraft orbits a comet.
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Q&A: An Ecologist's Passion for Preserving the Ocean's Pristine Places

3 hours 9 min ago
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala leads a project that aims to identify and protect the world's most unspoiled marine environments.
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Captured Space Dust Is Probably From Beyond Our Solar System

5 hours 39 min ago
In the dust collector of a NASA probe, citizen scientists helped find particles that probably came from interstellar space—the first that could be studied on Earth.
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Pictures: Record-Breaking Summer Floods Swamp Northeastern U.S.

5 hours 39 min ago
Summer floods have transformed roadways into raging rivers in the northeastern U.S.
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Rotting Wood Responsible for Sand Dune Holes?

5 hours 39 min ago
Decomposing trees and homes may be responsible for the sand dune hole that swallowed a boy in June 2013.
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Your Shot Pictures: Wildfires From the Front Lines

11 hours 39 min ago
Catch a glimpse of wildfires from a rare perspective, as firefighters open a window into their world.
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Grand Canyon on the Precipice

August 20, 2014 - 3:46pm
Plans to build a gondola to the floor of the Grand Canyon reveal tensions between park protection and public access, as well as competing ideas of sacred space.
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Undocumented Children: Unwanted, Say Manassas, Virginia, Officials

August 20, 2014 - 12:16pm
Stress on schools, social services is making city of Manassas a battleground once again.
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Christopher Golden: Health of Planet, People Linked

August 20, 2014 - 11:01am
Madagascar researcher Christopher Golden finds surprising connections between the environment and humans.
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Schoolkids Write Book to Help Save Rhinos

August 20, 2014 - 11:01am
A PTA mom/journalist tells how an Indonesian rhino became the hero of a book by elementary schoolchildren in Brooklyn, New York.
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California Drought Launches New Gold Rush

August 20, 2014 - 10:01am
With California rivers low, professional and hobbyist miners uncover more metals through panning, sniping, and prospecting.
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Shark Pictures: A Toothy Grin, Baby Pictures, and a Prickly Snout

August 19, 2014 - 2:46pm
Take a peek at some familiar, and not-so-familiar, sharks-from great whites to sawsharks to Greenland sharks.
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Minke Whales Feast Under Antarctic Ice, Study Finds

August 19, 2014 - 1:31pm
Minke whales feast under Antarctic sea ice with frequent gulps of krill-laden water, study finds.
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Wildfires Strike Northwest, Northern California

August 19, 2014 - 1:31pm
The Northwest and northern California have been the center of this year's fire season, despite dry conditions in the Southwest.
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New Flying Reptile Found in "Unprecedented" Pterosaur Boneyard

August 19, 2014 - 10:01am
A huge boneyard of 47 pterosaur fossils has revealed a new species and unprecedented insight into the lifestyles of the ancient flying beasts.
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101-Year-Old Farmer Honored for 84 Years of Weather Observations

August 19, 2014 - 5:01am
Richard Hendrickson of Long Island has been collecting valuable citizen science since long before the term was invented.
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