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For Orphaned Elephant Calf, Harrowing Rescue Ends in Hope

January 12, 2015 - 2:46pm
In Kenya, baby elephant fights to survive after poachers poisoned her mother.
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How a DVD Case Killed a Whale

January 12, 2015 - 1:31pm
The growing mass of plastic sea trash can have fatal consequences for dolphins, whales, and other marine life.
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Watch Dogs Rescued From a Dog Meat Farm Get New Shot at Life

January 12, 2015 - 12:16pm
The animals will be monitored and treated before being made available for adoption.
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Live From Yosemite's El Capitan: Photographer Captures Attempt at History-Making Climb

January 12, 2015 - 12:16pm
Photographer Corey Rich is documenting a pair of climbers who are attempting what some call the longest, hardest free climb in the world.
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NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Discovers New Batch of Earthlike Planets

January 11, 2015 - 5:46pm
NASA's Kepler spacecraft turns up 554 possible worlds, and confirms eight more, including some that may be suitable for life.
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Why Do Disco Clams Put On Brilliant Underwater Light Shows?

January 11, 2015 - 10:16am
The mollusk's flamboyance may warn predators or lure prey, new research suggests.
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Legalizing Rhino Horn Trade Won't Save Species, Ecologist Argues

January 11, 2015 - 7:46am
In South America, legal trade in vicuña wool has led to more poaching, a Chilean scientist warns.
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Utah's Dinosaur 'Death Trap' Reveals Trove of Giant Predators

January 11, 2015 - 6:31am
A nine-ton slab of rock holds the remains of several Utahraptor dinosaurs that may have died while chasing down prey together.
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Winter's Cold Brings New Misery for Millions of Middle East Refugees

January 10, 2015 - 9:30am
Millions of refugees have fled the violence in Syria and in Iraq, and many face a frigid winter without heat or electricity.
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5 Sky Events This Week: Comet Brightens, Mercury Meets Venus

January 10, 2015 - 8:16am
A new year brings more delights for stargazers, with the week seeing several planets promenade brightly across the heavens.
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Author Says a Whole Culture—Not a Single 'Homer'—Wrote 'Iliad,' 'Odyssey'

January 10, 2015 - 8:16am
Almost nothing is known about the author or date behind The Iliad and The Odyssey. "It's a mistake to think of Homer as a person," says the author of the new book Why Homer Matters.
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From Giza to Vegas: Our Favorite Pyramid Pictures From Around the World

January 9, 2015 - 4:30pm
Our photo editors pick the best pyramid pictures from National Geographic's archive.
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China's Remote Fortresses Lose Residents, Gain Tourists

January 9, 2015 - 2:00pm
Massive earthen structures called tulou once sheltered hundreds of clan members. Now residents are being replaced by tourists.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Sun Flares, Webb Prepares, and Fogo Scares

January 9, 2015 - 12:46pm
A battered moon shows its age, while the sun acts up and a volcano erupts, in the week's best space pictures.
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Another Reactor Closes, Punctuating New Reality for U.S. Nuclear Power

January 9, 2015 - 12:46pm
As Vermont Yankee shuts down, the government has yet to address long-standing issues of decommissioning and waste disposal.
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National Geographic: What Animal Appeared Most Often on the Cover?

January 9, 2015 - 11:30am
Animals have been on the cover 153 times. Which one has shown up most often?
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In Migrant Camp and Beyond, California Drought Brings a Familiar Desperation

January 9, 2015 - 7:45am
In the California migrant camp that helped inspire The Grapes of Wrath 75 years ago, a lack of water has brought a familiar desperation.
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10 Energy Breakthroughs of 2014 That Could Change Your Life

January 8, 2015 - 5:16pm
From practical to visionary, this year's energy breakthroughs offer great promise.
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The First Time

January 8, 2015 - 2:45pm
Basic Instincts: A genteel disquisition on love and lust in the animal kingdom.
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Watch the New Year's Skies for a Green Comet

January 8, 2015 - 11:16am
If you missed comet Lovejoy at Christmas, you can still catch it—and it's still getting brighter.
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