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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  • Photo of a shark.

    Sharks Are Not Living Fossils

    The image of modern sharks as "living fossils," unchanged over millions of years, needs an update, researchers say.


  • Aerial View of Solar Updraft Tower test system close to Manzanares, Spain

    Solar That Uses Chimneys, Not Panels

    A veteran balloonist is among those who want to use solar updraft towers to generate power, but funding has been elusive.


  • A photo of an anglerfish.

    Q&A: Love in the Animal Kingdom

    With spring in the air, we answer your questions about animal romance, from elephant seals to stick insects.


  • Photo of the Bluefin 21 during testing operations.

    Mini-Sub Seeks Flight 370

    The submersible searching for Flight 370 is covering 15 square miles (39 square kilometers) a day inside a huge search zone.


  • 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.


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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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