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Warship's Last Survivors Recall Sinking in Shark-Infested Waters

July 27, 2015 - 12:46pm
Seventy years later, veterans of an epic naval disaster gather to share stories of suffering, reconciliation, and healing.
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This Week's Night Sky: Take Flight With Cosmic Swan

July 27, 2015 - 11:48am
A glorious nebula, shooting stars, and a blue moon will all be visible this week.
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Video Captures Catlike Creature Riding Rare Rhino

July 27, 2015 - 6:00am
New camera-trap footage shows a genet on the back of a black rhinoceros in South Africa. An expert weighs in on the bizarre interaction.
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Why This 14-Year-Old Kid Built a Nuclear Reactor

July 26, 2015 - 6:00am
In his quest to better the world,Taylor Wilson captured the interest of Homeland Security and ended up with radioactive pants.
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Can Cats Recognize Their Grandparents?

July 25, 2015 - 6:00am
Some felines and many other animals can likely sniff out their kin—but what they think of them is another matter.
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Yeehaw! 18 Photos for National Day of the Cowboy

July 25, 2015 - 6:00am
Tip your hat to cowboys from the American west and beyond with this roundup of photos from National Geographic’s archive.
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Why Animals Make Us Better People

July 24, 2015 - 12:57pm
Jan Pol, the 73-year-old veterinarian and star of the Nat Geo WILD channel’s hit series The Incredible Dr. Pol, grew up in the Netherlands. He first visited rural Michigan as a high school exchange student and then moved there permanently after veterinary school. He and his wife, Diane, started treating animals out of their home and today run a busy practice—even when the Nat Geo cameras are off.
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Sub That Made Deep-Sea History Damaged in Highway Fire

July 24, 2015 - 12:09pm
The submarine once belonged to director James Cameron, who says it will dive again.
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See Why 2015 May Be the Hottest Year Ever

July 24, 2015 - 10:20am
The first six months of 2015 were the hottest on record.
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How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

July 24, 2015 - 6:00am
Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: New "Blue Marble," Pluto's Peaks

July 24, 2015 - 6:00am
Earth's sunny side shines while researchers take a closer look at a mysterious mountain range on Pluto.
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Maya Shrine Reveals Arrival of ‘New World Order’

July 24, 2015 - 6:00am
Fragments of an ancient stone monument reveal new insights on “Cold War” in the Maya Empire.
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Could Next-Gen Reactors Spark Revival In Nuclear Power?

July 24, 2015 - 5:00am
Tech titans like Bill Gates are helping fund a new generation of commercial nuclear reactors, some likely in China, as a solution to climate change.
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Are ‘Mutated’ Daisies Really Caused by Fukushima Radiation?

July 23, 2015 - 10:29am
Radiation from damaged power plant may be responsible for odd flowers, but there could be other forces at work.
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Meet the Adorable "Sea Bunny" Taking Over the Internet

July 23, 2015 - 6:00am
Despite its cute and cuddly appearance, this little sea creature is actually a kind of slug.
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This Beautiful But Destructive Fish Is Resorting to Cannibalism

July 23, 2015 - 6:00am
Efforts to tame Florida’s invasive lionfish haven’t worked. Now these venomous fish are eating each other, though it probably won't reduce their numbers substantially.
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Fracking, Quakes, and Drinking Water: Your Questions Answered

July 23, 2015 - 5:00am
We answer reader questions about the controversial method of extracting oil and gas known as hydraulic fracturing.
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