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A Photographer Inside the Wildfires

August 20, 2015 - 6:00am
Mark Thiessen captures each step of fighting a wildfire blazing in Northern California.
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Do Whales Get the Bends?

August 19, 2015 - 4:43pm
Scientists take a deeper look at decompression sickness in marine mammals.
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New Video: Great White Shark Leaps After Seal in Cape Cod

August 19, 2015 - 1:35pm
The dramatic behavior, usually observed off South Africa, is rare for the eastern U.S., according to shark experts.
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Giant Fire Tornado Whirls Above Idaho’s Soda Blaze

August 19, 2015 - 9:50am
“Firenados” aren’t that rare, but are rarely documented.
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10 of Our Favorite Orangutan Pictures

August 19, 2015 - 8:45am
On International Orangutan Day, we take a look at these lovable tree-dwelling apes, whose numbers are plummeting fast due to deforestation.
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Will the Olympics Make Things Better or Worse for Rio?

August 19, 2015 - 8:30am
The 2016 summer Olympics in Brazil could make the rich richer and the poor poorer, an author says, but even so it should be a good party.
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Protecting a New Generation of Poisoned Kids After Katrina

August 19, 2015 - 7:35am
An eclectic mix of people moved into New Orleans' most lead-tainted neighborhoods after the 2005 hurricane. Now parents and volunteers are cleaning up yards, schools, parks.
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Nat Geo Explorers Nominated for Top Conservation Prize

August 18, 2015 - 2:54pm
2016 Indianapolis Prize nominees include nearly a dozen National Geographic explorers.
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Will New U.S. Restrictions on Methane Be Enough?

August 18, 2015 - 12:46pm
The oil and gas sector will have to clamp down on the greenhouse gas at new facilities.
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Plague Warning Closes Campground in Yosemite

August 18, 2015 - 10:45am
Risk of deadly disease is low, but squirrel deaths in park raise alarm.
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Did Chucking Stones Make Us More Human?

August 18, 2015 - 7:56am
A fossil site in the Republic of Georgia yields clues to humankind’s first missiles.
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How Did Sea Turtle Get a Straw Up Its Nose?

August 17, 2015 - 1:44pm
Scientists studying olive ridley sea turtles in Costa Rica recently helped the injured reptile.
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How Bad Is Power Plant Pollution? Depends on the Weather

August 17, 2015 - 1:00pm
Making coal-fired plants less dangerous to health could be as simple as checking a special air quality forecast designed by Georgia researchers.
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This Week's Night Sky: Spot a Gap in Saturn’s Rings

August 17, 2015 - 10:45am
The gas giant is more than 900 million miles away, but its bright rings are tilted toward Earth and easily visible with a telescope.
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Seagulls Have a Gruesome New Way of Attacking Baby Seals

August 17, 2015 - 8:05am
Kelp gulls are eating the eyeballs from newborn Cape fur seals—a behavior never before seen in nature, a new study says.
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Strapped for Cash, Some Greeks Turn to Ancient Source of Wealth

August 17, 2015 - 6:00am
Greece’s financial crisis is causing a spike in illegal excavations and swelling the ranks of looters with first-time offenders.
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How Dolphins Healed An Author’s Broken Heart

August 16, 2015 - 6:00am
Grief stricken after her father’s death, Susan Casey went to Maui for surf and solace. A pod of dolphins showed up and changed her life.
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Glass Paint: Secret to Keeping Metal Roofs Cool on Sunny Days

August 16, 2015 - 4:00am
Glass Paint: Secret to Keeping Metal Roofs Cool on Sunny Days
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Hello, Honey! 10 Sweet Photos of Bees

August 15, 2015 - 6:00am
In celebration of National Honey Bee Day, see our favorite photos of bees and the people who love them.
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