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Reflections on a Thirsty Planet

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By Sandra Postel of National Geographic’s Freshwater Initiative Water, I have learned, means different things to different people. To the novelist D. H. Lawrence, water was mysterious.  It is “hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing, that makes it water and nobody knows what that is.” To the anthropologist Loren […]

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A National Geographic Love Story

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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 young Scottish speech therapist who was destined to shape her life. Gardiner Greene Hubbard, Mabel’s father and National Geographic’s first president, took a liking to the industrious teacher and part-time […]

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Earthlike Planet Found Orbiting at Right Distance for Life

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By Ker Than for National Geographic News Kepler-22b is first planet confirmed “smack in the middle of the habitable zone.” A possible Earth twin has been confirmed orbiting a sunlike star 600 light-years away—and the new planet may be in just the right spot for supporting life, NASA announced Monday, Dec 5, 2011. Discovered by […]

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The Brain Collector

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Why do we forget so much of what happens to us every day? One neuroscientist at UC San Diego’s Brain Observatory is studying exactly how the mechanisms of the brain process memory. Please share this story!

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Chimps “mourn” nine-year-old’s death?

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National Geographic brings us this report from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. Please share this story!

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National Geographic Bucket List – the 20 Next-Best extreme adventures

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Last week we ran the 20 most extreme, hair-raising, legendary adventures on the planet, daunting even for the world’s elite athletes. If you’ve got the mettle, add these to your lifetime to-do list. Not quite ready? Check out this list of the 20 next-best adventures—and start planning. Explore your own adventures with National Geographic Expeditions. […]

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Ultimate Adventure Bucket List

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Here they are. The 20 most extreme, hair-raising, legendary adventures on the planet, daunting even for the world’s elite athletes. If you’ve got the mettle, add these to your lifetime to-do list. Not quite ready? Check out the 20 next-best adventures—and start planning. —By Kate Siber for National Geographic Please share this story!

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Too Young to Wed – The secret world of child brides

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By Cynthia Gorney for National Geographic Please share this story!

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11 Thomas Edison Predictions That Came True—Or Didn’t

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Writing in Cosmopolitan in 1911—then a general-interest magazine— U.S. inventor, Thomas Edison, predicted what the future would bring. He was spot on about some things, such as speedy airplanes, but “absolutely wrong” on others, said Paul Israel, director and general editor of the Thomas A. Edison Papers Project at Rutgers University in New Jersey.  Here […]

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The skin gun – just days from hurt to healed

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                  In the video below from National Geographic, stem cells taken from the burn victim’s own body are placed in solution and sprayed onto the burned area.  Serious burns are completely healed in just days! Please share this story!

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