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Cute Killers? Gray Seals Maul, Suffocate Seals and Porpoises, Studies Say

February 9, 2015 - 4:16pm
Big-eyed and adorable, gray seals are also surprising killers, skinning and eating harbor seals and porpoises in the North Sea, according to several new research studies.
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Finding Homes for Ebola's Orphans

February 9, 2015 - 1:46pm
More than ten thousand West African children have lost one or both parents to Ebola. Now the search begins to find them new homes.
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National Geographic Wins National Magazine Awards

February 9, 2015 - 1:46pm
Annual awards recognize excellence in magazine journalism.
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Earth's Dashboard Is Flashing Red—Are Enough People Listening?

February 9, 2015 - 11:16am
As scientists and much of the public differ on the causes of climate change, the planet keeps getting warmer.
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Can Sun and Wind Make More Salt Water Drinkable?

February 8, 2015 - 10:16am
Almost all the water we drink comes from the one percent of the world's water that's unfrozen and fresh. But more nations and companies are working to use renewable energy to unleash drinkable water from the world's oceans.
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6 Sky Events This Week: Primetime Jupiter, Asteroid Juno, and Zodiacal Light

February 8, 2015 - 10:16am
Here's your chance to see the rare zodiacal light, plus Jupiter at its best and brightest.
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Groundhogs Aren't Looking for Their Shadow—They're Scoping Out the Opposite Sex

February 7, 2015 - 10:31am
When groundhogs emerge from their burrows on February 2, they're really not focused on shadows; they're focused on sex.
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How Backpacking Can Put You in Touch With Your Inner Saint

February 7, 2015 - 10:31am
Mountains, deserts, rivers, even the anonymity of a city—different places draw us at different times.
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These Beautiful Antique Photos Were Made With Potato Starch

February 7, 2015 - 7:01am
Almost 30 years before Kodachrome, two French brothers invented a way to take color photos. The autochrome process they developed gave the soft, slightly blurred images the feel of an Impressionist painting.
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What Makes a Great Sled Dog? Breed, Ambition, Tough Feet

February 7, 2015 - 7:01am
Impatient tugs, excited yips, and pricked ears convey the joy of being unleashed on a snowy trail.
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Unlike Footballs, These Animals Are Meant to Deflate

February 6, 2015 - 3:20pm
These 11 animals inflate on command, whether for protection, mating, communication—or just to get a few hours of sleep.
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California's 'Dismally Meager' Snowpack Signals More Drought

February 6, 2015 - 3:20pm
California's snowpack is just a fraction of its normal level for this time of year, suggesting a fourth year of drought is on its way. And the problems extend beyond the Golden State.
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Naked Titan Viewed for First Time

February 6, 2015 - 2:17pm
The solar wind stormed past Saturn's moon Titan while a spacecraft watched.
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Crossing Pacific, Balloonists Unofficially Set New Records

February 6, 2015 - 2:17pm
Smashing world records for distance and duration in a gas-filled balloon, two pilots have completed their 6,646-mile journey across the Pacific Ocean.
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Discovery of Big Bang's Gravitational Waves Goes Bust, Due to Dust

February 6, 2015 - 1:16pm
A celebrated signal of big bang gravitational waves goes bust, due to dust.
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Is Pollution Weakening Polar Bears' Ability to Mate?

February 6, 2015 - 8:16am
Arctic pollutants may damage males' penises, leaving them unable to reproduce.
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Cleanup of Yellowstone's Icy Oil Spill Offers Cautionary Tales

February 5, 2015 - 2:17pm
The Yellowstone River's oil spill was the first in U.S. frozen water in two-plus decades.
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How the Fight Against Ebola Tested a Culture’s Traditions

February 5, 2015 - 8:16am
West Africans altered cherished burial traditions after anthropologists enlisted pastors, imams, and chiefs to allow safer rituals.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Mars Blasts Puff, Bubble Blows Rough, and Rockets Sound Off

February 5, 2015 - 7:01am
Northern lights gleam, stellar debris blows into a bubble, and gassy explosions leave behind pits in this week's best space pictures.
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Get to the Point: 5 Fast Facts About Porcupines

February 4, 2015 - 10:46pm
Teddy Bear, the internet's famous porcupine, charms people with his vocals, but in real life porcupines rely less on squeaks than scents.
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