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Watch: Animation of satellite images shows smoke from the Brian Head fire drifting across much of Utah and beyond
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 19:20

With hot, dry and windy conditions continuing, the dangerous Brian Head fire is expected to grow significantly Super dry conditions and winds gu...

Watch: Workers Risk Their Lives to Fix the Great Wall of China
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 17:24

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Higher IQ in childhood is linked to a longer life
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:30

Higher intelligence (IQ) in childhood is associated with a lower lifetime risk of major causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, smoking rela...

Are Facial Expressions Universal?
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 13:23

Scientists debate whether the faces humans make mean the same thing around the world. All content

Many Experience 'Death Rattle' Before They Die
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:22

The disease or malady or stroke of misfortune that will ultimately kill you is likely different from the one that will kill me. But our final hours wi...

Animal That Flummoxed Darwin Finds Its Genetic Home
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:24

An animal whose pedigree stumped even Charles Darwin has at long last found its place in the tree of life. A study released Tuesday in Nature Communic...

This Company Claims It Will Deliver Lab-grown Meats by 2018
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:37

Patties of beef grown in a lab could be hitting supermarket shelves as early as 2018. That's the bold statement from Hampton Creek, a San Francisco-b...

The Map that Popularized the Word ‘Gerrymander’
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 01:21

National Geographic News

The Secret Nuclear Mishaps That Aren't Causing Alarm
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:20

For the past year, the Center for Public Integrity has been investigating nuclear negligence in the US, finding weaknesses that led to avoidable accid...

Reptile skin grown in lab for first time, helps study endangered turtle disease
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:22

Scientists recently reconstructed the skin of endangered green turtles, marking the first time that skin of a non-mammal was successfully engineered i...

The dust storm microbiome
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:19

The airborne dust carried in sand storms affects the health of people and ecosystems alike. New research suggests that part of the effect might not be...

Everything Worth Knowing About ... Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:20

Many questions, few answers. All content

The Potential Big Impact of Trump's Clean Water Rollback
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:21

National Geographic News

Watch: Sea Turtle Snacks on Jellyfish Tentacles
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:34

National Geographic News

Is It a Forest or a City? Actually, It's Both
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:26

A new city being built along the Liujiang River in China's Guangxi Province will include houses, recreational spaces, offices, hotels, schools, and a ...

Astronomers detect orbital motion in pair of supermassive black holes
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:23

Images made with the continent-wide Very Long Baseline Array detect the orbital motion of two supermassive black holes as they circle each other at th...

The Top Five Digital Health Innovations For Food Tracking and Eating
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:28

Technological innovations aim to help us track what’s in our food, what we should eat based on our genetic background or support the process of ...

Fishing Fleets Threw Away 10 Percent of Their Catch Over the Past Decade
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:25

“Waste not, want not.” The origin of this proverb traces back centuries, but time has hardly tarnished its relevance. It’s a warning every gene...

Coral Reefs Could Be Gone in 30 Years
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:29

National Geographic News

Blue-winged Amazon: A new parrot species from the Yucatán Peninsula
  • Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:25

In 2014, during a visit to a remote part of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, an ornithologist came across parrots with a completely different color p...

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