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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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Week's Best Space Pictures: The Sun Stretches, Dust Swallows Africa, and the Milky Way Arcs

October 1, 2014 - 11:31am
The sun sends out magnetic material, dust blows across the Atlantic, and the Milky Way arcs over the Himalaya in this week's best space pictures.
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For the U.S., a New Challenge: Keeping Poachers Out of Newly Expanded Marine Reserve in the Pacific

October 1, 2014 - 11:31am
The Obama administration has created the world's largest protected area. Now how will it police these waters?
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Palmyra Atoll Pictures: Part of the World's Largest Marine Reserve

September 30, 2014 - 5:31pm
This tropical Eden in the Pacific Ocean is now a part of the world's largest marine reserve.
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Engineer Sees Big Possibilities in Micro-robots, Including Programmable Bees

September 30, 2014 - 5:31pm
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Robert Wood says that medicine and agriculture can be transformed by micro and "soft" robots.
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Mapping the Spread of Ebola

September 30, 2014 - 12:46pm
Since March, the Ebola virus outbreak has infected 5,864 people and caused 2,811 deaths in West Africa. With no proven treatment, the World Health Organization (WHO) is scrambling to halt an epidemic its officials say is unparalleled in severity, complexity, and scale—which is likely underreported. The current outbreak has had more cases and deaths than all previous outbreaks combined.
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Birds Evolved From Dinosaurs Slowly—Then Took Off

September 30, 2014 - 9:16am
Slow and gradual evolutionary advances transformed dinosaurs into birds, a new study says—until they finally took off.
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How Dust Might Make Drought Worse (or a Bit Better) in California

September 30, 2014 - 9:16am
In California, a love-hate relationship between dust and snow may have surprising effects on the state's water supply.
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