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Will Catalonia Hold a Referendum on Whether to Break Away From Spain?

October 16, 2014 - 12:46pm
An independence vote was slated for November 9, but Madrid declared it illegal. Who will win the tug-of-war?
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Pictures: 100 Years of Football in America

October 16, 2014 - 12:46pm
National Geographic photography captures 100 years of football.
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An Unexpected Capital for the Internet of Things

October 16, 2014 - 11:31am
A wired city full of sensors looks like the future for all of us, for better or worse. Dublin is trying it out on a grand scale.
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Q&A: Cave Art Older, More Widespread Than Thought, Archaeologist Say

October 15, 2014 - 6:46pm
Newly dated cave paintings such as recent 40,000-year-old finds in Indonesia show that "our views have been too Eurocentric," says archaeologist Alistair Pike.
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As Dwindling Monarch Butterflies Make Their Migration, Feds Try to Save Them

October 15, 2014 - 5:31pm
The monarch butterfly is in trouble, and now the U.S. government is stepping in with Canada and Mexico to save the iconic annual migration.
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Your Shot Pictures: Around the World in 15 Plates of Food

October 15, 2014 - 3:16pm
Vermicelli threads drape in India, fish fry smoke fills a kitchen in Tanzania, and a small Batman tackles a slice of cake in the United States.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Ripples Run, Astronauts Walk, and a Star Pulses

October 15, 2014 - 2:01pm
Ripples race across Mars, astronauts go for a walk, and a star pulses in this week's best space pictures.
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Life in the Quiet Zone: West Virginia Town Avoids Electronics for Science

October 15, 2014 - 2:01pm
Neighbors of giant radio telescope in West Virginia give up wireless gadgets so astronomers can hear the music of the spheres.
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Endangered Orangutans Gain From Eco-Friendly Shifts in Palm Oil Market

October 15, 2014 - 12:46pm
Oil palm plantations are a major threat to orangutans, but new initiatives for deforestation-free palm oil may help save them.
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Artist's Animal Work Isn't Warm and Fuzzy—It Aims to Stop Wildlife Slaughter

October 15, 2014 - 12:46pm
Asher Jay makes emotional connections for a cause.
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New Stem Cell Treatment, Successful in Mice, May Someday Cure Type 1 D

October 15, 2014 - 9:01am
A professor's quest to cure his children's type 1 diabetes has led to a new stem cell approach to making the insulin-producing cells.
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What We Can Do to Stop the Next Pandemic

October 15, 2014 - 9:01am
Ebola demonstrates that global health is everyone's problem. Here's how health authorities are bracing for the next contagion.
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Newest National Monument Will Encompass Wild Mountains Near Los Angeles

October 15, 2014 - 7:46am
President Obama is expected to announce the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.
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Stepped-Up Airport Screening Reflects Increasing Urgency in U.S. Ebola Response

October 15, 2014 - 6:31am
On a day when the U.S. sees its first Ebola fatality, U.S. officials announce plans for screenings of air passengers arriving from West Africa.
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Viral Photo of Great White Shark Stirs Debate Over Cages, Baiting

October 15, 2014 - 6:31am
Picture highlights impact of popular cage diving in South Africa and beyond.
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Beautiful Octopus Pictures: Masters of Disguise and Agile Hunters

October 14, 2014 - 4:01pm
In honor of International Octopus Day, sneak a peek at these quick-change artists as they hunt, hatch, and feed.
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Opinion: Why More Inventions Don't Win Nobel Prizes, and Why That's a Good Thing

October 14, 2014 - 4:01pm
Alfred Nobel was an inventor, but fundamental discoveries win more Nobels. Here's why that's a good thing.
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Giant Blast of X-Rays Traced to Dead Star

October 14, 2014 - 1:31pm
Ultraluminous x-rays found spurting from dead stars may overturn the idea that only actively feeding black holes have the power to fire up these displays.
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Cave Paintings in Indonesia Redraw Picture of Earliest Art

October 14, 2014 - 12:16pm
Long thought a European invention, some of the oldest cave art in the world has turned up in Indonesia.
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Watch Earth's Shadow Create a "Blood Moon" Total Lunar Eclipse

October 14, 2014 - 7:31am
If you missed this morning's total lunar eclipse, National Geographic has you covered. Watch as the moon slips into Earth's shadow.
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