Reflections on a Thirsty Plane...

Apr 4, 2012 by

By Sandra Postel of National Geographic’s Freshwater Initiative Water, I have learned, means different things to different...

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A National Geographic Love Sto...

Mar 2, 2012 by

Mabel Gardiner Hubbard was only five years old when scarlet fever rendered her deaf for life. At the age of 17, she would meet a...

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Earthlike Planet Found Orbitin...

Dec 12, 2011 by

By Ker Than for National Geographic News Kepler-22b is first planet confirmed “smack in the middle of the habitable...

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The Brain Collector

Nov 3, 2011 by

Why do we forget so much of what happens to us every day? One neuroscientist at UC San Diego’s Brain Observatory is studying...

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Chimps “mourn” nin...

Jul 6, 2011 by

National Geographic brings us this report from the Max Planck Institute for...

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National Geographic Bucket Lis...

Jun 15, 2011 by

Last week we ran the 20 most extreme, hair-raising, legendary adventures on the planet, daunting even for the world’s elite...

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Ultimate Adventure Bucket List

Jun 8, 2011 by

Here they are. The 20 most extreme, hair-raising, legendary adventures on the planet, daunting even for the world’s elite...

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Too Young to Wed – The s...

Jun 1, 2011 by

By Cynthia Gorney for National Geographic [jtabs theme=”smoothness” size=”small”]Page 1 :: Because the...

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11 Thomas Edison Predictions T...

Mar 2, 2011 by

Writing in Cosmopolitan in 1911—then a general-interest magazine— U.S. inventor, Thomas Edison, predicted what the future would...

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The skin gun – just days...

Feb 16, 2011 by

                  In the video below from National Geographic, stem cells taken from the...

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Land on “Goldilocks” Planet fo...

Jan 18, 2011 by

The alien planet Gliese 581g set off a firestorm of controversy in 2010 when astronomers loudly declared it to be the first truly...

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Alarming Amazon Drought –...

Dec 8, 2010 by

From The National Geographic Hard-hit by a months-long drought, a waterway within the Amazon Basin trickles to a halt in Manaus,...

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Conservation is Working, but O...

Nov 11, 2010 by

From David Braun of National Geographic Do we need to double our conservation efforts? One fifth of the world’s...

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Why the Leopard Got its Spots

Oct 21, 2010 by

From National Geographic Why have big cats evolved such beautiful and intriguing variation in their colors and markings? British...

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Looking for new chemicals R...

Oct 13, 2010 by

Valerie Clark is on a mission to find unique chemicals in nature that can have life-saving potential for human beings. She needed to...

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National Geographic: Goldilock...

Oct 6, 2010 by

John Roach for National Geographic News Astronomers studying a nearby star say they’ve found the first potentially habitable...

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Season your beef – and r...

Sep 29, 2010 by

Oregano Moves Cows Toward Climate Neutral From Rachel Kaufman for National Geographic A dash of oregano does more than make pizza...

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The health of the ocean: What&...

Sep 22, 2010 by

By Ford Cochran of National Geographic National Geographic hosted a live recording of National Public Radio‘s Talk of the...

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Cockroach Brains May Hold New ...

Sep 15, 2010 by

By Christine Dell’Amore National Geographic News Published September 9, 2010 Cockroaches may make your skin crawl, but the...

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Running Dry

Sep 5, 2010 by

By Jonathan Waterman This post is part of a special National Geographic news series on global water issues. Photograph of Pete...

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American robins take up reside...

Aug 8, 2010 by

By Molly Loomis From National Geographic News Editor David Braun’s Eye on the World Long regarded as a haven for migratory...

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The Frog Caller

May 25, 2010 by

Valerie C. Clark, aka the Frog Caller, grew up roaming the State Parks that surrounded her home in the suburbs of Maryland, USA. It...

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