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Week's Best Space Pictures: A Martian "Footprint," a Fledgling Star, and an Erupting Island

National Geographic - 57 min 42 sec ago
Mars sports a weird crater, a young star gleams in its own reflection, and a new island continues a fiery growth spurt.
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Q&A: Were Modern Ideas—and the American Revolution—Born on Ships at Sea?

National Geographic - 57 min 42 sec ago
Unsung heroes of the seas—how pirates, slaves, and motley crews shaped the modern world.
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Can Elephants Survive a Legal Ivory Trade? Debate Is Shifting Against It

National Geographic - 57 min 42 sec ago
Stirring renewed debate, a respected conservationist argues that government corruption makes a legal ivory trade unworkable.
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Many Bald Eagles Are Victims of Lead Poisoning, But This One Got Intensive Careb

National Geographic - 57 min 42 sec ago
An eagle and its rescuers fight for its survival after the raptor is found dying by the side of the road.
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Ancient DNA Sheds New Light on Arctic's Earliest People

National Geographic - 57 min 42 sec ago
Arctic's first human arrivals kept to themselves for thousands of years.
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Wild Birds' Songs, Feather Colors Changed by Mercury Contamination

National Geographic - 57 min 42 sec ago
Mercury in the environment affects birds' brains and alters the songs that they sing.
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20 New Coral Species Listed as Threatened Under the Endangered Species

National Geographic - 57 min 42 sec ago
This newest listing under the Endangered Species Act brings the total number of coral species protected under the act to 22.
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Maritza Morales Casanova: Saving Mexico's Environment Through Children

National Geographic - 57 min 42 sec ago
Since age 10, Maritza Morales Casanova has been at the forefront of Mexico's conservation and education efforts.
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"Spooky" Quantum Entanglement Reveals Invisible Objects

National Geographic - 57 min 42 sec ago
In a physics first, quantum entanglement of two-colored laser beams created pictures of otherwise unseeable objects, experimenters report.
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Iraqi Christians Weigh Taking Up Arms Against the Islamic State

National Geographic - 57 min 42 sec ago
Christian groups in northern Iraq are newly determined to defend their ancient homeland.
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Iceland's Seabird Colonies Are Vanishing, With "Massive" Chick Deaths

National Geographic - 57 min 42 sec ago
Climate and ocean changes blamed for huge losses of puffins, kittiwakes, and terns.
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Q&A: To Stem Africa’s Illegal Ivory Trade to Asia, Focus on Key Shipping Ports

National Geographic - 57 min 42 sec ago
Efforts to stop the illegal killing of African elephants should focus on ivory transshipment ports and personnel.
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World’s Largest Dam Removal Unleashes U.S. River After Century of Electric Production

National Geographic - 57 min 42 sec ago
The last section of dam is being blasted from the Elwha River on Washington's Olympic Peninsula on Tuesday.
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Tons of Emissions from Power Plants Are Already Locked In, Study Says

National Geographic - 57 min 42 sec ago
The world's existing power plants are locking in more than 300 billion tons of future emissions that aren't being accounted for, a new study says.
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"Zombie" Servers and Inefficiency Drive Energy Waste at Data Centers

National Geographic - 57 min 42 sec ago
U.S. data centers throw away billions of dollars in electricity every year because of inefficiencies in how they are run, according to a new report.
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Atop Food Chain, Ospreys Ingest Many Poisons, Revealing Environmental Dangers

National Geographic - 57 min 42 sec ago
As apex predators, ospreys get a mega-dose of contaminants—and help identify health threats.
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7 Biggest Earthquakes in California History—Napa's Not Even Close

National Geographic - 57 min 42 sec ago
Although Sunday's Napa shake-up was one of California's biggest in recent memory, the state has a history of far bigger geological rumblings.
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The 1,300 Bird Species Facing Extinction Signal Threats to Human Health

National Geographic - 57 min 42 sec ago
Birds, the most watched nonhuman creatures on the planet, tip us off to threats to human health.
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Remembering When White House Was Burning, President Was Hiding, and U.S. Was Close to Collapse

National Geographic - 57 min 42 sec ago
Two hundred years ago today British troops seized control of Washington, D.C., and set the White House on fire.
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What Caused California’s Napa Valley Earthquake? Faults Explained

National Geographic - 57 min 42 sec ago
The moderate earthquake that struck California’s Napa Valley on Sunday collapsed older buildings, sparked fires and caused scores of injuries.
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