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How to Create a Music Score for Our Planet

April 19, 2018 - 3:20pm
Following a premiere on Earth Day, this immersive composition will take off with an orchestral tour.
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6 Female Artists Who Turned Modern Art On Its Head

April 19, 2018 - 1:10pm
These often overlooked women helped shape modern art around the world.
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This Tea Master Is Preserving an Ancient Art for Future Generations

April 19, 2018 - 12:25pm
The sensei from Japan began learning how to host the ceremonies when she was just six years old.
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First-of-Its-Kind Footage Shows Cells Moving in Live Animals

April 19, 2018 - 10:37am
A newly developed technique excels at capturing 3-D images of cells in their natural environments.
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Fruit Flies Likely Enjoy Sex, Offering Clues Into Drug Addiction

April 19, 2018 - 10:11am
Deciphering the brain mechanisms involved in pleasure may help scientists learn how to help people addicted to heroin and cocaine.
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Prehistoric Toothless Whale Among Oldest of Its Kind

April 19, 2018 - 9:31am
Fossils unearthed in New Zealand belonged to an ancestor of minkes and humpbacks that lived about 27.5 million years ago.
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'Sea Nomads' Are First Known Humans Genetically Adapted to Diving

April 19, 2018 - 9:11am
For hundreds of years, the Bajau have lived at sea, and natural selection may have made them genetically stronger divers.
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'Exploding Ant' Rips Itself Apart To Protect Its Own

April 19, 2018 - 8:45am
When attacked, this otherwise assuming ant also releases a yellowish goo that smells like curry.
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How This New Probe Will Hunt for 'Alien' Earths

April 18, 2018 - 5:05pm
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite will find whole new worlds at the right distances for us to spot signs of life.
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48 Environmental Victories Since the First Earth Day

April 18, 2018 - 3:30pm
As Earth Day turns 48, we take a look back at the biggest milestones in environmental protection.
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How Deep-Sea Fish Are So Exceptionally Black

April 18, 2018 - 2:45pm
In the darkness of the oceans' depth, fish have evolved a strategy to become nearly invisible to prey.
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New Bird of Paradise Species Has Smooth Dance Moves

April 18, 2018 - 2:32pm
To woo a female, this bird flips up his cape, puffs out his chest, and shimmies his little feet.
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See the Last Footage of Rare Tree-Climbing Lions

April 18, 2018 - 1:22pm
National Geographic explorer Alexander Braczkowski spent six months following a pride of tree-climbing lions before they were poisoned.
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How Ultramarathon Runners Took on World's Most Difficult Trail

April 18, 2018 - 1:10pm
The intrepid team tackled Bhutan's Snowman Trek—typically a month-long feat—in a record-breaking two weeks.
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See This Incredible Artist Draw a Whole City From Memory

April 18, 2018 - 7:30am
Diagnosed with autism at age three, Stephen Wiltshire is now famous for producing highly detailed scenes after just a brief glance.
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Inside the Black Market Hummingbird Love Charm Trade

April 18, 2018 - 7:00am
Catch a hummingbird. Kill it. Wrap it in underwear, cover it with honey—and sell it to arouse passion in a lover. Who does this?
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First Bat Removed From U.S. Endangered Species List

April 17, 2018 - 3:26pm
Just thirty years ago, only a thousand of the bats remained—but after decades of work, the species is thriving.
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Biologists Attempt to Save Orphaned Baby Bat

April 17, 2018 - 2:40pm
The effort spotlights how vulnerable and fragile this species is in its early days.
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Diamonds From Outer Space Formed Inside a Long-Lost Planet

April 17, 2018 - 10:09am
A gem-studded meteorite that fell in Sudan offers clues about the protoplanets that likely existed in our solar system's violent past.
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Why We Created This First-of-Its-Kind Digital Field Journal

April 16, 2018 - 10:01pm
The new community platform is designed to empower the next generation of global explorers.
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