National Geographic Daily News

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • Illustration of Group-A Streptococcus.

    A Flesh-Eating Monster

    How Harmless Bacteria Quickly Turned Into a Deadly Disease

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  • An illustration of Christopher Columbus and his crew arriving in San Salvador.

    Columbus's Crew Scurvy-Ridden

    Despite being surrounded by tropical fruits in the New World, the sailors of Columbus's second trip had severe scurvy.


  • Photo of a Monarch butterfly sucking nectar from a flower.

    Monarchs Shrink, Get Paler After Missing a Meal

    Brilliantly colored monarch butterflies literally are what they eat—and missing even one meal can be harmful, a new study says.


  • Photo of a bear crossing sign.

    Florida Black Bear Attacks

    After a woman was attacked in her garage by a black bear and officials kill five animals, we talked to an expert about why such incidents are on the rise.


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    The Nation's T. Rex Has Arrived

    Museum staff ditched the bubble wrap in favor of custom-molded plaster cradles when shipping a Tyrannosaurus rex to Washington, D.C.


  • Illustration of Group-A Streptococcus.

    How Bacteria Became a Flesh-Eating Monster

    Genetic study reveals that just four changes gave Streptococcus the ability to cause deadly disease.


  • Buildings are shrouded in smog on December 8, 2013 in Lianyungang, China.

    Pollution Makes Storms Stronger

    Aerosols in the atmosphere from Asia change weather in North America, says new study.Aerosols in the atmosphere from Asia change weather in North America, says new study.


  • Photo of Saturn.

    5 Sky Events This Week

    Look for the full lunar eclipse, lord of the rings, and a celestial trip in the night sky this week.


  • Photo of a manta ray and sea turtle swimming amongst trash.

    Dealing With Ocean Trash

    Scientists studying ocean garbage discuss how the world might deal with it.


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    Feed the World

    National Geographic explores how we can feed the growing population without overwhelming the planet in our food series.

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    Teen Wonder: Taylor Wilson

    After achieving nuclear fusion at age 14, Taylor, now 19, is working with subatomic particles for solutions to nuclear terrorism and cancer.

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    How a T. Rex Packs for a Road Trip

    The nation's most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimen is taking a 2,000-mile road trip from Montana to its new home in Washington, D.C.

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