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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

  • 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

    As Vote Day Approaches, Experts Look at Independent Scotland

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  • 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.

    Monday

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    Apostle

    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.

    Monday

  • 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.

    Monday

  • 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?

    Sunday

  • 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.

    Sunday

  • 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."

    Saturday

  • 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.

    Saturday

  • 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.

    Friday

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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.

    Friday

  • 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.

    Friday

  • 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.

    Friday

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    Retirement Home for Lab Chimps

    Former research subjects move from labs to sunny havens.

    Friday

  • 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.

    Thursday

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