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Climate Forecast: More Southwest Droughts and Australian Floods

January 31, 2015 - 6:46am
A new study says global warming will lead to more extreme swings of the El Niño-La Niña cycle.
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5 Sky Events This Week: Blue Giant, Crab Nebula, and Jovian Shadows

January 30, 2015 - 3:16pm
Io, Jupiter's vanishing moon, and Neptune, the solar system's most distant planet, challenge stargazers this week.
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New Proposal to Protect Alaskan Wilderness Most Sweeping in Decades

January 30, 2015 - 3:16pm
President Obama's proposal to designate 12.3 million acres of oil-rich land as new wilderness in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is likely to stir an explosive federal debate over energy and conservation.
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Slugs and Bugs: 6 Bizarre Animal Mascots in U.S. Sports

January 30, 2015 - 3:16pm
Mud hens, boll weevils, and banana slugs make for unlikely team symbols—but they're all tough in their own way.
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Why Bill Nye Calls Evolution 'Undeniable' and Creationism 'Inane'

January 30, 2015 - 12:46pm
The theory is central to life on Earth, says the Science Guy, and helps explain our place in the universe.
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Our Favorite Photos of the Food We Eat

January 30, 2015 - 11:31am
From sugarcane farmers in Mozambique to fishermen on the Philippines's Sulu Sea, here's a collection of some of the best photographs from our Future of Food series. 
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Measles Are Back: Key Questions and Answers on Disease, Vaccinations

January 30, 2015 - 10:16am
Infections typically get carried to the U.S. by people who catch them in other countries, and then the disease spreads. Investigators don't yet know who started the recent outbreak in California.
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Mass Death of Seabirds in Western U.S. Is 'Unprecedented'

January 30, 2015 - 9:01am
Thousands of dead auklets are washing ashore from California to Canada. Will other species be next?
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Stars Wheel, a Balloon Hoists, and a Storm Churns

January 30, 2015 - 7:46am
Stars careen across the Himalaya, scientists search for an afterglow, and a cyclone kicks up a fuss in this week's best space pictures.
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Rare Picture: Hippo Seen Eating Hippo—and More Cannibals

January 30, 2015 - 7:46am
Only the second case of cannibalistic hippos has been recorded in South Africa-but they're not the only animals that eat their own kind.
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Watch Jumbo Asteroid Zip Past Earth

January 29, 2015 - 6:16pm
Look! Up in the sky! An asteroid will be zipping by Earth soon, no threat but a treat for stargazers.
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100 Years of National Geographic Maps: The Art and Science of Where

January 29, 2015 - 3:46pm
National Geographic maps have charted every mountain, river, lake, road, reef, fjord, island, inlet, glacier, ocean, planet, galaxy, and solar system.
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Why It's So Hard to Stop Zimbabwe's Export of Baby Elephants

January 29, 2015 - 1:16pm
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has clear limits, says Secretary General John Scanlon.
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Norway Offers New Arctic Leases, Stoking Polar Energy Rush

January 29, 2015 - 12:01pm
For the first time in two decades, the nation is expanding its oil leases even as prices plunge.
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South Africa Sees Record Year for Rhino Poaching

January 29, 2015 - 12:01pm
New rhino poaching numbers from South Africa frustrate conservationists, who have been battling illegal hunting for years.
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How Reducing Food Waste Could Ease Climate Change

January 29, 2015 - 8:46am
The energy used to produce wasted food generates more than 3.3 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide.
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Human Ancestors May Have Used Tools Half-Million Years Earlier Than Thought

January 28, 2015 - 11:46am
The hand bones of early human ancestors, compared with those of apes and modern people, point the finger at surprisingly early stone tool use.
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Rosetta Spacecraft, First to Orbit Comet, Finds Surprises Aplenty

January 28, 2015 - 8:01am
The spacecraft sends home new views as it rides along with a comet toward the sun.
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Rare Shark That Inspired Sea Monster Myths Is Caught

January 27, 2015 - 4:16pm
A rarely seen frilled shark was caught by fishers off the coast of Australia.
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Watch: Bird Mimics Caterpillar (and Other Animal Imposters)

January 27, 2015 - 3:01pm
A baby bird that resembles a toxic caterpillar is among several animals that masquerade as other species to trick predators.
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