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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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Q&A: Why It's Important to Protect a Vast Marine Monument

September 30, 2014 - 6:46am
Ocean scientist Elliott Norse says the White House is right to protect Pacific remote islands.
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Three Irish Teens Win Google Science Fair Using Bacteria to Grow Food

September 30, 2014 - 4:16am
Dousing seeds with soil microbes speeds sprouting and promotes plant growth, teen biologists find.
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U.S. Creates Largest Protected Area in the World, 3X Larger Than California

September 29, 2014 - 4:01pm
White House announces expansion of national monument around remote Pacific islands.
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Switch to Natural Gas Won't Reduce Carbon Emissions Much, Study Finds

September 29, 2014 - 1:31pm
Switching power plants from coal to gas will make us use more electricity and delay the dawn of renewables, a new study claims.
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3 Key Takeaways From This Week's UN Climate Summit

September 29, 2014 - 8:31am
There's no new global strategy on climate change, but there were important developments at the summit, which attracted more than a hundred heads of state.
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White House Launches Climate Tools and Data for Developing World

September 29, 2014 - 8:31am
The White House is releasing high-resolution mapping data and providing training to improve the climate resilience of developing countries.
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Water Vapor Seen on Distant World

September 29, 2014 - 6:16am
The first detection of water vapor in the atmosphere of a Neptune-size exoplanet is something astronomers feared might never happen.
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The Hair-Raising Tale of the U.S.S. Jeannette's Ill-Fated 1879 Polar Voyage

September 28, 2014 - 5:01pm
In a doomed quest for Americans to be first to the North Pole, 11 men died. Against all odds 22 survived.
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Pictures: Visualizing Climate Change's Toll—On Sides of UN Buildings

September 28, 2014 - 8:46am
In advance of this week's UN Climate Summit, National Geographic photographers were among those whose work was shown on the side of UN headquarters.
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Ebola Epidemic Could Top a Million Victims If Not Contained, CDC Warns

September 28, 2014 - 6:31am
The U.S. CDC says Ebola outbreak could increase dramatically in the next four months without intense, immediate intervention.
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