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8 Gorgeous National Parks You've Never Heard Of

August 25, 2015 - 10:35am
Celebrating the diversity of protected lands on the U.S. park service's 99th birthday.
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How Drones Are Affecting Wildlife in Surprising Ways

August 25, 2015 - 10:16am
A recent study showing that black bear heart rates soar at the sight of a drone has some experts concerned.
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Hurricane Katrina Turned My Family's Odds and Ends Into Heirlooms

August 25, 2015 - 10:00am
Everyday objects, ordinary places and familiar symbols have taken on a deep significance for the author and others who survived the disaster.
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Lonely Male Rhino, Last in U.S., Seeks Mate. Will Relocate

August 25, 2015 - 9:30am
The Cincinnati Zoo will send an ultra-rare Sumatran rhino back to Indonesia in search of a partner. The species is hanging by a thread.
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Why Dung Beetles Watch the Sky While Rolling Poop Balls

August 24, 2015 - 2:11pm
The poop-hoarding insects have an amazingly advanced internal GPS that allows them to navigate by day or night.
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These Newborn Pandas Face 4 Big Threats to Survival

August 24, 2015 - 12:30pm
The blind, hairless babies born recently at Washington D.C.'s National Zoo are completely dependent on their mothers—who can sometimes accidentally crush them.
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This Week's Night Sky: Spy Saturn’s Icy Moon Dione

August 24, 2015 - 10:15am
Look for Venus as a "morning star," the moon with a stellar teapot, and—if you're more ambitious—a glimpse of Pluto this week.
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Panda Twins—Oh Boy! Oh Girl? “We’re Not Sure.”

August 23, 2015 - 9:33am
The birth of not one but two pandas has increased the excitement at Washington’s National Zoo. But keeping them both alive will be tricky.
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How A Family-Run Oyster Business Caused A National Ruckus

August 23, 2015 - 6:00am
When the oyster farm, located in a national wilderness area, was closed, contentious debate erupted and divided a community.
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Dive in! 14 Photos of Summer’s Best Water Sports

August 22, 2015 - 6:00am
The water’s fine for swimming, so plunge into our favorite photos of windsurfing, boating, and more from National Geographic’s archive.
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Do Animals Blow Their Noses?

August 22, 2015 - 6:00am
They might not reach for a hanky, but some animals—including primates and dogs—have their own devices for clearing nasal passages.
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Week’s Best Space Pictures: Earth From Above and Rover Selfies

August 21, 2015 - 12:11pm
Astronauts capture a light show over Earth and the Curiosity Mars rover has some fun.
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Ranger School Grads Join Long History of Warrior Women

August 21, 2015 - 11:30am
For more than two millennia, from the Amazons to today, women have fought in combat.
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WATCH: Extreme Diver Discovers Ancient Whale Skull

August 21, 2015 - 9:47am
How did a six foot whale skull get into a Virginia swamp?
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The 5,000-Year Secret History of the Watermelon

August 21, 2015 - 6:00am
Ancient Hebrew texts and Egyptian tomb paintings reveal the origins of our favorite summertime fruit.
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What Do You Do With a Bear That Kills a Person?

August 20, 2015 - 1:09pm
After a Yellowstone grizzly with cubs killed a hiker, the park’s chief faced an agonizing decision—whether to let the bear go free or put her down.
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D.C. Panda May Be Pregnant: Why Is Breeding Them So Tough?

August 20, 2015 - 11:34am
With all eyes on the National Zoo's possibly pregnant giant panda, get the facts on what makes breeding the animals so difficult.
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Archaeologist's Execution Highlights Risks to History's Guardians

August 20, 2015 - 11:00am
A scholar's brutal death at the hands of ISIS is a reminder that archaeologists can find themselves on war's front lines, protecting artifacts.
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Rare ‘Fire Rainbow’ Over South Carolina Explained

August 20, 2015 - 9:29am
An unusual series of atmospheric conditions led to a colorful show.
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