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  • Social Media Abuzz with Amazing Snapshots of Partial Solar Eclipse

    by: Andrew Fazekas

    The moon took a bite out of the sun on Thursday for an exciting few hours. See the results.
  • Blocked on the Keystone XL, the Oil-Sands Industry Looks East

    by: Christina Nunez

    With the Keystone XL in limbo, a fight is brewing over another proposed pipeline that would carry oil-sands crude across Canada to the Atlantic coast.
  • Brazil's Severe Drought Dries Up Reservoirs

    by: Brian Clark Howard

    An unprecedented drought is threatening São Paulo's water supply.
  • Week's Best Space Pictures: Hercules Poses, California Gleams, and a Pulsar Puzzles

    by: <p>Photograph by <span>X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO, Optical: NASA/STScI, Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA</span></p>

    Purple robes swath a galaxy, shepherds dance above Saturn's rings, and fishing fleets outshine cities in this week's best space pictures.
  • Weird Animal Question of the Week: How Do You Collar Wild Animals?

    by: Liz Langley

    From mountain lions to wolves to snakes, see how scientists capture and tag wildlife to find out more about their secret lives.
  • David Gruber: Seeing the Ocean in Neon

    by: Susan Daugherty

    The marine biologist discovered a world of glowing ocean creatures, never before seen by the human eye.
  • From Senegal and Nigeria, 4 Lessons on How to Stop Ebola

    by: Karen Weintraub

    Countries around the world—including the United States—are learning a lot from the way these two West African nations have contained their Ebola cases.
  • Male Birds Poison Themselves to Appear Sexier—a First

    by: Jason Bittel

    Great bustards eat poisonous beetles to combat intestinal parasites—and possibly appear healthier to females, a new study suggests.
  • World's Longest Snake Has Virgin Birth—First Recorded in Species

    by: Linda Qiu

    Thelma, a reticulated python, produced six baby snakes without the help of a male, new DNA evidence shows.
  • U.S. Indictment Accuses South African Brothers of Trafficking Rhino Horns

    by: Laurel Neme

    Safari outfitters allegedly duped hunters into paying extra to illegally shoot rhinos.
  • Highest Stone Age Campsite Reveals Grit of First Americans

    by: Dan Vergano

    Even without genetic adaptations to altitude, early hunters moved high into the Andes soon after people first reached South America.
  • New Tarantula (Not Beetle) Named After John Lennon

    by: Christine Dell'Amore

    Bumba lennoni is named for the British rocker but lives in Brazil.
  • Mountain Goats Are Shrinking—A Lot—Because of Global Warming

    by: Brian Clark Howard

    Global warming over the past few decades has caused chamois goats in the Italian Alps to get smaller.
  • Milk Grown in a Lab Is Humane and Sustainable. But Can It Catch On?

    by: Linda Qiu

    A Silicon Valley vision: Instead of milking dairy cows, we could make milk in a lab with genetically engineered yeast.
  • 45,000-Year-Old Bone Pinpoints Era of Human-Neanderthal Sex

    by: Dan Vergano

    An ancient Siberian man's DNA helps track humans' spread into Asia.
  • Stunning Pictures: The Year's Best Wildlife Photographs

    by: <p>Photograph by Michael Nichols</p>

    National Geographic photographers are among the winners of Wildlife Photography of the Year.
  • Partial Solar Eclipse Graces Skies on Thursday

    by: Andrew Fazekas

    Sky-watchers eagerly anticipate a partial solar eclipse that will blanket much of United States and Canada in shadow.
  • Photographer's Portraits of Liberia's Ebola Survivors Show Joy, Sorrow

    by: <p>Photograph by John Moore, Getty</p>

    John Moore's portraits of those who survived Ebola show happiness but also grief over lost loved ones and rejection by their communities.
  • Two Years After Hurricane Sandy Hit the U.S., What Lessons Can We Learn From the Deadly Storm?

    by: Simon Worrall

    In an era of extreme weather, we have to keep the risk of weather disasters in the front of our minds, author says.
  • Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery Offers Tragic Testimony to A

    by: Simon Worrall

    Improvised explosive devices have transformed battle—and disrupted one of the central rituals of grieving, author says.
  • Quarantine Politics: Why Authorities Push Voluntary Isolation in Face of Ebola

    by: Karen Weintraub

    Isolation is containing Ebola in U.S., while enforced quarantines have risks.
  • "Lost" Satellite Photos Reveal Surprising Views of Earth in the 1960s

    by: James Thomson

    Images include the Aral Sea before it dried up, the most Antarctic ice on record, and possibly the first shots of Europe from space.
  • Extremely Rare White Rhino Dies in Kenya—His Kind Nearly Extinct

    by: Christine Dell'Amore

    The northern white rhinoceros is one step closer to extinction with the death of Suni, one of only two breeding males left of the subspecies.
  • Your Shot Photos: Kitchens Around the World

    by: <p>Seiji Kamei, <a href=" " target="_blank">National Geograhpic Your Shot </a></p>

    In honor of World Food Day, we gathered together some of the photos you've sent us of the world's kitchens and culinary traditions.
  • Mistakes and Reversals Shake Trust in Ebola Response, in Dallas and Beyond

    by: Karen Weintraub

    Panic rises in Texas and beyond, complicating Ebola response.

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