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Sunday, September 14, 2014

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    First Known Swimming Dinosaur

    Spinosaurus Could Move From Land to Water

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  • 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.


  • A dog beside World War Two concrete defensive emplacement on the east coast of Scotland near Pittemweem. Scottish independence graffiti painted on its side reads: 'Free Scotland' in English and Gaelic .

    Scotland's Day of Reckoning

    The future of Britain is balanced on a knife edge as Scotland weighs independence vote.


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    Retirement Home for Lab Chimps

    Former research subjects move from labs to sunny havens.


  • The lights of Amesbury set low-hanging clouds aglow over Stonehenge.

    What Lies Beneath Stonehenge

    Underground images show a large complex of monuments and buildings used in rituals dating back thousands of years.


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    Scotland's Independence by the Numbers

    What would an independent Scotland mean for the U.K.? Here are some charts to break it down.


  • An Antilles pinktoe tarantula (Avicularia versicolor) on a man's hand.

    Bug, Spider Myths Squashed

    How many spiders do we really eat in a year? Can cockroaches survive nuclear winter? What’s the difference between venomous and poisonous?


  • Traveling up Mishansho River. Overland to illegal logging operation near Mashonsho river. Illegal logging. Cutting copaiba trees. To other illegal camp - operation run by El Gato. Loggers in camp. (Campamiento de Maquia.) Confrontation between El Gato and Asheninka Indians -- conversation (Edwin Chota in conversation.) David Salisbury (activist academic) also. El Gato and his team of loggers were traveling towards the Brazilian border when confronted by the Asheninka. The ultimate outcome of the confrontation remains unclear. Asheninka with peccary killed in the forest.

    Amazon's Law of the Gun

    Community leader foretold his own death at the hands of criminal loggers.


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    First Known Swimming Dinosaur

    Spinosaurus could move from land to water, dining on the swampy prey of the ancient world.


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