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These hard-to-reach "plush toys" on Papua New Guineau have been outfitted with "Crittercams" for the first time. The breathtaking treetop footage is already solving tree kangaroo mysteries, researchers say. Video.

December 15, 2009
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The newfound, 215-million-year-old species suggests dinosaurs originated in what is now South America—and reveals the roots of the lineage that spawned T. rex and, eventually, birds.

December 10, 2009
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Peppermint shrimp, volcano-loving clouds, and bus shelters now have one thing in common: They've all been featured in winning pictures from National Geographic magazine's 2009 International Photography Contest.

December 7, 2009
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On the 150th anniversary of Darwin's On the Origin of Species, get a Galápagos tortoise's-eye view via a National Geographic Crittercam—a first. Video.

November 24, 2009
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With boots thrown hastily on deck and cooking utensils scattered, the last moments of the crew aboard the gold rush-era paddleboat A. J. Goddard are preserved in the ship's recently found wreck, archaeologists say.

November 24, 2009
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See the only known untouched shipwreck from the Klondike Gold Rush—recently discovered in Canada's Yukon Territory and announced today. The steamboat A. J. Goddard sank in 1901, killing three crew members.

November 24, 2009
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Five ancient crocodile ancestors, two previously unknown, have been uncovered in the Sahara by a National Geographic researcher and his team. The most imposing, BoarCroc, was 20 feet long with triple fangs and likely could have taken down a dinosaur.

November 19, 2009
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Fossils of five "oddball" crocodilian ancestors found in the Sahara suggest that the bizarre beasts ruled the southern landmass of Gondwana about a hundred million years ago, paleontologists say.

November 19, 2009
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Human bones, colorful murals, and illuminated manuscripts are just some of the treasures found in caves carved into steep cliffs in a remote corner of Nepal—and the sacred hoard could be linked to the real-world inspiration for the fictional paradise Shangri-La, experts say.

November 17, 2009
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A new dinosaur unearthed in South Africa has given scientists a glimpse into the evolution of sauropods, the biggest animals ever to have walked the Earth, a new study says. Video.

November 12, 2009
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From "cannibal" water beetles to blind cave eels, hundreds of newfound subterranean animals have revealed unexpected diversity in the dry Australian outback.

October 22, 2009
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From awe-inspiring parks to "cruise ship hell"—see what 437 experts say are the best and worst of the world's most iconic travel destinations.

October 21, 2009
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A steam-shrouded bison, a bikini-clad diver, a seven-year-old shepherd, and other wild wonders stalk our selection of winning pictures from the latest Banff Mountain Photography Competition.

October 16, 2009
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Plastiki, a 60-foot-long (18.3-meter-long) catamaran made of more than 12,000 plastic bottles, will soon ply the Pacific Ocean to increase awareness of environmental problems.Video

October 07, 2009
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See Bluestonehenge, the newly discovered site that archaeologists say was likely a key stop on the journey to the afterworld—and to Stonehenge itself—for many Stone Age Britons.

October 5, 2009

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