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Ranger School Grads Join Long History of Warrior Women

August 21, 2015 - 11:30am
For more than two millennia, from the Amazons to today, women have fought in combat.
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WATCH: Extreme Diver Discovers Ancient Whale Skull

August 21, 2015 - 9:47am
How did a six foot whale skull get into a Virginia swamp?
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The 5,000-Year Secret History of the Watermelon

August 21, 2015 - 6:00am
Ancient Hebrew texts and Egyptian tomb paintings reveal the origins of our favorite summertime fruit.
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What Do You Do With a Bear That Kills a Person?

August 20, 2015 - 1:09pm
After a Yellowstone grizzly with cubs killed a hiker, the park’s chief faced an agonizing decision—whether to let the bear go free or put her down.
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D.C. Panda May Be Pregnant: Why Is Breeding Them So Tough?

August 20, 2015 - 11:34am
With all eyes on the National Zoo's possibly pregnant giant panda, get the facts on what makes breeding the animals so difficult.
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Archaeologist's Execution Highlights Risks to History's Guardians

August 20, 2015 - 11:00am
A scholar's brutal death at the hands of ISIS is a reminder that archaeologists can find themselves on war's front lines, protecting artifacts.
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Rare ‘Fire Rainbow’ Over South Carolina Explained

August 20, 2015 - 9:29am
An unusual series of atmospheric conditions led to a colorful show.
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A Photographer Inside the Wildfires

August 20, 2015 - 6:00am
Mark Thiessen captures each step of fighting a wildfire blazing in Northern California.
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Do Whales Get the Bends?

August 19, 2015 - 4:43pm
Scientists take a deeper look at decompression sickness in marine mammals.
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New Video: Great White Shark Leaps After Seal in Cape Cod

August 19, 2015 - 1:35pm
The dramatic behavior, usually observed off South Africa, is rare for the eastern U.S., according to shark experts.
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Giant Fire Tornado Whirls Above Idaho’s Soda Blaze

August 19, 2015 - 9:50am
“Firenados” aren’t that rare, but are rarely documented.
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10 of Our Favorite Orangutan Pictures

August 19, 2015 - 8:45am
On International Orangutan Day, we take a look at these lovable tree-dwelling apes, whose numbers are plummeting fast due to deforestation.
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Will the Olympics Make Things Better or Worse for Rio?

August 19, 2015 - 8:30am
The 2016 summer Olympics in Brazil could make the rich richer and the poor poorer, an author says, but even so it should be a good party.
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Protecting a New Generation of Poisoned Kids After Katrina

August 19, 2015 - 7:35am
An eclectic mix of people moved into New Orleans' most lead-tainted neighborhoods after the 2005 hurricane. Now parents and volunteers are cleaning up yards, schools, parks.
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Nat Geo Explorers Nominated for Top Conservation Prize

August 18, 2015 - 2:54pm
2016 Indianapolis Prize nominees include nearly a dozen National Geographic explorers.
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Will New U.S. Restrictions on Methane Be Enough?

August 18, 2015 - 12:46pm
The oil and gas sector will have to clamp down on the greenhouse gas at new facilities.
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Plague Warning Closes Campground in Yosemite

August 18, 2015 - 10:45am
Risk of deadly disease is low, but squirrel deaths in park raise alarm.
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Did Chucking Stones Make Us More Human?

August 18, 2015 - 7:56am
A fossil site in the Republic of Georgia yields clues to humankind’s first missiles.
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How Did Sea Turtle Get a Straw Up Its Nose?

August 17, 2015 - 1:44pm
Scientists studying olive ridley sea turtles in Costa Rica recently helped the injured reptile.
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