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Week's Best Space Pictures: Glass Found on Mars

June 12, 2015 - 8:29am
In this week's news from space, Saturn's moon is missing chunks and a test flight goes up in smoke.
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Why Are Chipmunks Wearing Mini Spy Microphones?

June 12, 2015 - 7:57am
Russian espionage technology is offering an unprecedented view into the secret lives of rodents in Canada.
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A Prince Battles to Save Gorillas Amid Brutal Conflict

June 11, 2015 - 1:40pm
Emmanuel de Merode, director of Virunga National Park and a National Geographic Society Explorer of the Year, talks about the dangerous job of protecting the park and its mountain gorillas.
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Watch: Tiger Numbers Growing in Russia—But Will It Last?

June 11, 2015 - 9:55am
Populations of the big cats have increased threefold in some parts of the country, likely due to tougher stances on poaching and illegal wildlife trade, the Russian government announced recently.
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14 Striking Pictures Show Power of Latin American Photographers

June 11, 2015 - 6:00am
Scenes of life, death, joy, sorrow and everything in between shows how photography connects us all.
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Newly Discovered Amelia Earhart Film Reignites Mystery

June 10, 2015 - 4:13pm
The footage is from 1937, months before Earhart's last flight.
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5 Technologies That Could Help Curb Airplane Emissions

June 10, 2015 - 11:25am
As U.S. seeks to rein in growing airplane emissions, bug-proof jet coatings and other technologies could help.
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How Cell Phones Can Help End World Hunger

June 10, 2015 - 11:18am
Digital infrastructure may be the most powerful tool in battling the worldwide epidemic of malnutrition.
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Why More Scientists are Speaking Out on Contentious Issues

June 10, 2015 - 11:00am
Traditionally unwilling to be branded as activists, North America's scientists are becoming more vocal about environmental issues such as Canada's oil sands.
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Natural Bling: 6 Amazing Animals That Decorate Themselves

June 10, 2015 - 10:07am
In the wild, plenty of animals dress for success, mostly to camouflage themselves against predators, a new study says.
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Weird Animal World Discovered in Deepest Pacific Ocean Vents

June 10, 2015 - 9:51am
The hydrothermal vents spew clear, superheated water into the ocean, supporting an animal community very different from your typical black smoker vents.
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Does An Octopus Have A Soul? This Author Thinks So

June 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Sy Montgomery also says that octopuses can express compassion and have erotic sex.
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Dinosaur That Vied for 'World's Biggest' Gets Downsized

June 9, 2015 - 5:01pm
Dreadnoughtus might not have been as heavy as originally thought, but it was still as big as an airplane.
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How to Spot Bill Nye's LightSail Spacecraft from Earth

June 9, 2015 - 1:45pm
Catch sight of light glinting off a newly launched solar sail as it's propelled through the night sky.
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Snakes Infest House in Maryland—How Did It Happen?

June 9, 2015 - 1:02pm
The invasion of the black rat snakes, which may have been seeking out a winter refuge, is a "freak occurrence," one expert says.
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National Geographic Identifies World's Emerging Explorers

June 9, 2015 - 8:07am
Whether combating wildlife trafficking or inventing safer nuclear energy, these awardees share a passion for making a better world.
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What's the Giant, Slimy Worm That Horrified the Internet?

June 8, 2015 - 12:47pm
The animal, filmed last week by a Taiwanese fisherman, is a ribbon worm—part of an unusual group of marine creatures that can swallow prey whole.
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This Week's Night Sky: Venus Buzzes the Beehive

June 8, 2015 - 11:37am
Grab a telescope or binoculars to get a better look at this pretty pairing of planet and stars.
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A Race to Fix Nepal's Ravaged Monuments Before Monsoons Hit

June 8, 2015 - 10:45am
Workers are trying to protect key religious sites damaged in the recent earthquakes before the rains come.
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Activists From Ecuador, Cameroon Win National Geographic Award

June 8, 2015 - 7:00am
Fighting against the odds, two environmentalists triumph in their countries.
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