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Friday, August 22, 2014

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    A Lethal, Gelatinous Beauty

    Pictures and Video of the Portuguese Man-of-War

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  • Photo of a Liberian Army soldier, part of the Ebola Task Force, beating a local resident while enforcing a quarantine on the West Point slum on August 20, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia.

    Photographer Captures Ebola's Toll

    John Moore has shot in war zones, but West Africa presents different risks.


  • Photo of the San Joaquin River in California.

    GPS Tracks West’s Lost Water

    Scientists discover that GPS can measure how much water has disappeared from the West. It's a bucketload.


  • A photo of icebergs in East Greenland.

    What Stalled Global Warming?

    The last decade was the warmest on record—but it could have been worse. New research finds the "missing heat" in the deep Atlantic.


  • A photo of a male ruby-throated hummingbird.

    A Hummingbird's Sweet Tooth

    A genetic mutation gave hummingbirds the ability to taste sweetness using other taste receptors, researchers discover.


  • An optical image of the star SDSS J0018-0939.

    Remnants of One of First Stars Found

    Astronomers have struggled to find evidence for the massive stars thought to populate the early universe. Now, some say they have.


  • A saltwater crocodile in the surf.

    Temperature Key to Crocs in the Sea

    Constantly changing ocean temperatures may be the reason seagoing crocodiles kept evolving and going extinct.


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    Did Seals Carry TB to the New World?

    Few people suspected seals. But they may explain the uncertainty around the smudgy history of tuberculosis in the Americas.


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    Peak Zone

    Researchers used words from Pelé’s autobiography to define a somewhat fuzzy psychological concept: being “in the zone."


  • An illustration of a Giant teratorn, the largest known flying dinosaur.

    Your Weird Animal Questions

    What was the biggest flying dinosaur, how do wasps get their zinc "drill tips", and how long does spider venom last in the body?


  • A photo of a warning sign blocking the road to Bardarbunga, an Icelandic volcano.

    Iceland Volcano Threatens Eruption

    Earthquake "swarms" under a large Icelandic volcano point to magma moving beneath the island.


  • Photo of a Liberian health worker disinfecting a corpse after the man died.

    Liberia in Free Fall Over Ebola

    The country has more deaths from Ebola than any other affected nation, prompting a quarantine and curfew in the capital.


  • A photo comparing the Marburg virus, left, and the Ebola virus, right.

    Marburg Treatment Shows Promise

    An experimental therapy showed success in monkeys with Marburg virus, offering hope for new treatments for related Ebola virus.


  • Photo of a lioness chasing a greater kudu.

    Lion Kills Kudu

    Two animals tracked by National Geographic researchers meet on an African savanna. Only one walks away.


  • Satellite photo of Antarctica.

    Antarctic Lake Teems With Life

    Biologists have discovered microbes thriving in a subglacial Antarctic lake that could be a model for life on distant worlds.


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    How to Feed Our Growing Planet

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