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3 Years on Mars! Curiosity Rover's Amazing Journey in Pictures

August 5, 2015 - 2:15pm
As NASA prepares to launch a new rover to the red planet, Curiosity celebrates its action-packed journey.
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Why Chimps Are Disappearing and How to Save Them

August 5, 2015 - 6:00am
Challenges facing our close relatives, says the author of a new book, include deforestation, unchecked population growth, and the pet trade.
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See-Through Solar Could Turn Windows, Phones Into Power Sources

August 5, 2015 - 5:54am
"It's a whole new way of thinking about solar energy," says startup CEO about using transparent solar cells on buildings and electronics.
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Meet the Microbats: Winged Creatures' Secrets Revealed

August 4, 2015 - 5:01pm
For starters, old females are tougher than young males, according to a new study on these little-known mammals.
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Rare Picture: Blackbird "Rides" Hawk

August 4, 2015 - 3:15pm
The two birds were likely involved in a mid-air tussle, expert says.
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New "Blue Face" Peacock Spider Is Fancy Dancer

August 4, 2015 - 8:12am
Like its relatives, the colorful Australian arachnid puts on quite a mating display, a new study says.
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Bukhara Jews Thrive in New York but Are Almost Gone in Bukhara

August 4, 2015 - 6:00am
In an ancient Uzbekistan city, there are often too few men to hold services, but the community still carefully tends its cemetery to uphold tradition.
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Yes, Mr. President, We Remade Our Atlas to Reflect Shrinking Ice

August 3, 2015 - 3:33pm
While discussing his new plan to combat global warming, the President referenced one of the most striking shifts in the history of National Geographic maps.
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4 Possible Legal Scenarios for American Lion Hunters

August 3, 2015 - 2:47pm
What happens next for Walter Palmer and Jan Seski after high-profile lion deaths in Zimbabwe?
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Burp by Burp, Fighting Emissions from Cows

August 3, 2015 - 2:00pm
A new compound may help slow climate change by reducing the methane belched by cattle.
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Here’s Why Your Office May Be Too Hot or Cold: Gender Bias

August 3, 2015 - 10:45am
Do you argue about the temperature in your office or home? Find out what often decides it, and tell us your preference.
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This Week's Night Sky: Mars Lines Up With Stellar Twins

August 3, 2015 - 10:00am
Before the stars Castor and Pollux lead the way to the red planet, a Green Giant will pair up with the moon.
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Helpful Tips For Nuking An Asteroid

August 3, 2015 - 8:30am
Preparing for a worst-case scenario, scientists are stepping up research into the nuclear option.
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Five Myths About New U.S. Climate Plan: What You May Not Know

August 2, 2015 - 2:37pm
The U.S. unveils the final version of its controversial Clean Power Plan, which calls for sweeping cuts in carbon emissions from power plants.
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Jericho the Lion Is Alive and Well—and Not Cecil's Brother

August 2, 2015 - 7:01am
Conservation group recants death report, but says another lion was indeed killed.
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What Surfing Teaches You About Life

August 2, 2015 - 6:00am
An author shares his passion for the sport as well as his list of the top five waves.
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Researcher Disputes Report That Jericho, Cecil the Lion's Brother, Was Killed

August 1, 2015 - 4:02pm
Oxford's Brent Stapelkamp says collar data suggests the lion is "alive and well."
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How a Piece of a Boeing 777 Drifted 2,300 Miles

August 1, 2015 - 2:39pm
Indian Ocean debris moves in predictable patterns and confirms searchers are looking in the right spot for the missing plane.
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Cecil the Lion’s Death Spurred Donations to Wildlife Groups … Now What?

August 1, 2015 - 11:50am
After a trophy hunter killed one of Africa’s most famous lions, interest in conservation soared.
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How Maps Are Saving the World

August 1, 2015 - 6:00am
Maps. They’ve been around longer than photographs. They’ve defined empires,guided explorers, told stories, and captured the imagination of many a hopeful traveler for years. While most appreciate the beauty and power of a good map, few recognize the dynamic and vital applications they have today.
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