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Q&A: Veteran Volcano Climber on the Allure, Danger of Japan's "Holy Mo

October 5, 2014 - 7:01am
After a weekend eruption from Japan's Mount Ontake killed dozens of climbers this weekend, photographer Carsten Peter discusses the allure and danger of the pursuit.
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Laser-Guided Sea-Monkeys Show That Tiny Animals Can Move Mountains of

October 4, 2014 - 9:46am
Brine shrimp following a laser beam across a tank demonstrate how tiny swimming animals can influence ocean circulation.
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The Big Problem With Mini-Pigs

October 4, 2014 - 8:31am
Mini-pigs that grow big are abandoned or euthanized. Can education, regulation, and sanctuaries solve the problem?
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The Search for Missing Frogs Brings Some Species Back From the Dead

October 3, 2014 - 5:31pm
A six-month search for frogs that hadn't been seen in decades brings some species back from the dead.
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Human-Caused Climate Change Worsened Heat Waves in 2013, Study Says

October 3, 2014 - 2:01pm
Studies also examine less certain connections to droughts and storms.
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Q&A: Peruvian Ecologist Vows "You Fight Until You Fall Dead"

October 3, 2014 - 2:01pm
Ernesto Ráez-Luna explains why he left the government after it weakened the country's environmental laws.
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Global Survey Says We're Eating Better, But Our Diet Is Still Unsustainable

October 3, 2014 - 2:01pm
More people are eating local and organic foods, but the planetary diet still is not sustainable.
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John Krakauer's Stroke of Genius

October 3, 2014 - 11:31am
John Krakauer calls current rehabilitation therapies medieval. Among his radical approaches: a cyber-dolphin named Bandit.
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Pictures: Japanese Volcano That Killed Hikers

October 3, 2014 - 10:16am
Dozens of hikers died after a volcanic eruption in central Japan over the weekend.
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Explaining Surprise Eruption of Japan Volcano Where Dozens are Presume

October 3, 2014 - 8:01am
Japan's Mount Ontake, which erupted this weekend, belongs to a class of "stratovolcanoes," which form where one continental plates dives beneath another and are known for erupting at unpredictable intervals.
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China's “Supercave” Takes Title as World's Most Enormous Cavern

October 3, 2014 - 5:46am
China now holds the world's record for largest cave chamber, a mapping team reports, overturning an old record.
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How Burmese Elephants Helped Defeat the Japanese in World War II

October 3, 2014 - 5:46am
A British "elephant whisperer" and his best beloved helpers waged guerrilla warfare and carried refugees to safety.
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Where Peccaries Wallow, Other Animals Follow

October 2, 2014 - 2:46pm
Peccaries are like pigs: They wallow. In the Peruvian rain forest, those mud puddles are wildlife magnets.
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Pictures: A Century of Reading Around the World

October 2, 2014 - 1:46pm
Now that kids worldwide have taken up their schoolbooks once again, we dug into the National Geographic archives for a look at reading around the world.
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In a Planet-or-Not Debate, Some Astronomers Say "Long Live Planet Plut

October 2, 2014 - 1:46pm
A recent debate at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics highlights the ongoing uncertainty over how to define the word "planet."
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Pictures: Urban Vikings Take to the Streets

October 2, 2014 - 12:31pm
Viking reenactors from Foteviken, Sweden, descend on the nearby town of Höllviken.
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Bird Droppings Led to U.S. Possession of Newly Protected Pacific Islands

October 2, 2014 - 12:31pm
How did remote islands, now home to the world's largest marine reserve, come into U.S. possession? The story is for the birds, the bats, and their guano.
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In Jungles of India, New Phone App Helps Indigenous Tribes Embroiled in Maoist Insurgency

October 2, 2014 - 12:31pm
An Indian digital activist and a student in Seattle designed a way to empower people in the remote forests of northeast India.
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8 Surprising, Depressing, and Hopeful Findings From Global Survey of Environmental Attitudes

October 1, 2014 - 3:01pm
Consumers in many countries are adopting eco-friendly behavior, but others aren't ready to be green.
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Did the Vikings Get a Bum Rap?

October 1, 2014 - 11:31am
A Yale historian wants us to rethink the terrible tales about the Norse.
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