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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

  • A photo of a woman sitting next to a pot of dried mud cakes in Haiti.

    World Making Progress Against Hunger

    Undernourishment Has Declined, But Access to Food Still A Problem

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  • Left, Jordan Spencer, 18, Grand Prairie, Texas. Self ID: black/biracial. Right, Celeste Seda, 26, Brooklyn, New York. Self-ID: Dominican and Korean

    Origins of Unique Faces

    A new study suggests that people evolved distinct faces because this variability eases recognition.


  • A photo of a woman sitting next to a pot of dried mud cakes in Haiti.

    World Making Progress Against Hunger

    A new report shows that rates of undernourishment have gone down in most countries, but in others, the problem of food access is far from solved.


  • Photo of a pedestrian walking on a bridge in front of wind turbines at the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city.

    Grow Economy, Fight Climate Change?

    Smart planning and new technologies are key to a brighter future, says a report from Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.


  • Photo of tourists at the Trinity Site in New Mexico.

    A Guide to Nuclear Sites

    From the early atomic advances in Chicago to the bunkers built for U.S. leaders in wartime, eight places tell the story of the nuclear age.


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    Paul Salopek walks into Tarsus, Turkey, St. Paul's hometown—and the place where Cleopatra first met Marc Anthony.

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    4 Sky Events This Week

    Visit stunning stellar grave sites and see the kings of the celestial jungle this week in skywatching.


  • A photo of Comet 67P

    Daring Comet Landing Plans

    The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission picks a target site for landing a robot on a comet's challenging terrain.


  • Plant pathologist Yong Ping Duan at the U.S. Agriculture Department’s Agricultural Research Service lab in Fort Pierce, Fla. is experimenting with thermotherapy to treat infected citrus trees. He’s found that baking the tree with solar radiation to over 100°F for a few days kills some of the bacteria allowing the tree to survive for at least two more years. There is no cure.

    Can GMOs Save Florida's Citrus?

    Genetically modified oranges resist a disease that's destroying Florida's groves. But will Americans drink the juice?


  • A photo of children diving into Gourock outdoor swimming pool beside the Clyde estuary, near Glasgow, Scotland.

    Scotland: Behind the Clichés

    A journalist sets off on a quest for a better understanding of his native land.


  • A photo of Theodore Roosevelt speaking to a crowd in Connecticut in 1902.

    Ken Burns on the Roosevelts

    National Geographic talks with Ken Burns about his latest documentary, "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History."


  • A photo of the Aldabra Banded Snail

    "Extinct" Snail Found Alive

    "So I was wrong," scientist says about extinction—but cautions the purple-and-pink mollusk is still perilously close to dying out.


  • The destructive results of a powerful supernova explosion reveal themselves in a delicate tapestry of X-ray light, as seen in this image from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton.

    Week's Best Space Pictures

    Saturn's gravity pillages moonlets, a solar storm births auroras, and space explorers come home in the week's best space pictures.


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    Explorer Finds Dino Paradise

    Nizar Ibrahim scoured the deserts of northern Africa to paint the most complete picture of a mid-Cretaceous ecosystem ever described.


  • A Ukrainian soldier stands on a tank in a military camp, near the eastern Ukrainian town of Rassypnoe.

    Cold War 2.0

    Tensions between Russia and the West have sparked debate on whether the world is witnessing the start of a new Cold War.


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