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On the 'Grapes of Wrath' Trail, the Dust Bowl Still Resonates

January 7, 2015 - 10:01am
Retracing America's great migration from the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, a family finds that John Steinbeck's classic novel, The Grapes of Wrath, still resonates in today's drought.
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4 Sky Events This Week: Jovian Eclipses, First Meteor Shower of the Year, and More

January 7, 2015 - 10:00am
Ring out the old year with disappearing moons—and ring in the new with a glowing comet and shooting stars.
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National Geographic's Favorite Bird Pictures

January 6, 2015 - 5:16pm
In honor of the 115th anniversary of the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, National Geographic editors searched the archives for our most compelling bird pictures.
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Stepping Out of the Lab to Help Millions of Trafficked Animals

January 6, 2015 - 5:16pm
Emerging Explorer Juliana Machado Ferreira says that the sprawling trade in illegal wildlife, especially birds, threatens whole ecosystems.
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National Geographic Picks Its Top 5 Videos of the Year for 2014

January 6, 2015 - 4:01pm
In a year filled with compelling stories, some really stand out. Below is a list of our top 5 videos from 2014.
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Will Indonesia Be Ready for the Next Tsunami?

January 6, 2015 - 1:47pm
Ten years after a catastrophic tsunami killed nearly 170,000 people in Indonesia, is the country ready for the next one?
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Saturn's Rings Go Dark, X-Rays Burst, and a Skyline Burns

January 6, 2015 - 11:31am
Cassini views Saturn's rings in a different light, x-rays flare from the sun, and a city's skyline stands out against a fiery sunset.
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Charles Dickens's Great-Great-Grandson: Author Was 'World's First Superstar'

January 6, 2015 - 11:31am
The celebrated author of "A Christmas Carol" was a complex man who hid a long-term affair to protect his public image.
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Audubon's Christmas Bird Count Turns 115: Why Does It Matter?

January 5, 2015 - 1:01pm
On the 115th anniversary of the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, we take a look at one of the world's largest citizen science efforts.
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Stunning Time-Lapse Reveals Auroras and Earth From Space

January 5, 2015 - 12:01pm
Stitching together 12,500 images, an astronaut's time-lapse "shows the best our beautiful planet has to offer," according to the European Space Agency.
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The Wide World of Santa Claus

January 4, 2015 - 7:01am
As this photo gallery from our archives shows, Santa Claus is a global icon of Christmas cheer—and sales.
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Krampus's Sidekick? Fanged "Vampire Deer" Explained

January 3, 2015 - 7:31am
If Krampus had reindeer, they might have fangs, but true vampire deer are too shy and gentle to cavort with the Christmas devil.
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Watch a Green Comet Streak Across the Sky for Christmas

January 2, 2015 - 1:16pm
Comet Lovejoy streaks across the sky this week with holiday-appropriate color.
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Laurent de Brunhoff Reveals Shocking Beginning of Beloved Babar Series

January 2, 2015 - 7:31am
The scoop on what's behind the shocking killing of the little elephant's mother in the first Babar book—and on who's writing the series now.
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Refrigerators—Food Shorts

January 1, 2015 - 6:31am
For a project Mark Menjivar calls "Refrigerators," the social worker turned photographer makes as-is images of the fridges of people from all walks of life.
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Was Monkey Actually Trying to Revive Shocked Companion?

January 1, 2015 - 2:01am
A monkey in India revived its companion after it got shocked at a train station. But how did it know what to do?
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Four 2015 Energy Ideas 'Back to the Future' Got (Almost) Right

December 31, 2014 - 10:31am
Hoverboards, flying cars, automatic fill-ups, and fuel from garbage—Back to the Future's energy ideas are close at hand.
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Top 10 Weirdest Animal Stories of 2014: Editors' Picks

December 31, 2014 - 9:16am
From a snake virgin birth to a real-life unicorn, 2014 was a banner year for the bizarre. See our editors' picks for weirdest animal stories.
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New Image of Blue Diamond Cluster Is a Cosmic Showpiece

December 31, 2014 - 9:16am
Head into the backyard to see a little star cluster that packs a lot of glitter.
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Plunging Oil Prices Hurt Iraqi Kurds' Bid for Independence

December 30, 2014 - 4:01pm
Lower oil prices are hurting the chances of Iraq's Kurds to gain independence.
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