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The discovery of marmoset vocal variations indicates primate language may be more complicated than previously thought, according to a new study.

January 28, 2009
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An annular solar eclipse created a "ring of fire" over the southern Indian Ocean on January 26, an event heralded as magical by at least one observer.

January 26, 2009
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Tropical "white eyes" form new species faster than any other known birds, according to new research.

January 26, 2009
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The formula that exquisitely preserved the body of two-year-old Rosalia Lombardo in 1920 has been found in the papers of her embalmer.

January 26, 2009
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Two hundred years after Charles Darwin's birth, scientists around the world are exploring the varied ways existing species adapt and new species arise.

January 23, 2009
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Long legs and skittish behavior are recently evolved traits that allow fence lizards in the southeastern U.S. to co-exist with lethal and invasive fire ants, providing hope for species facing abrupt climatic changes.

January 21, 2009
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Archaeologists at a remote lake in Chiapas search for clues to what life was like for the unconquered Maya 500 years ago and how it has, or hasn't, changed for their descendants.

January 15, 2009
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Within the last decade, the Chubut province in Argentina has become a paradise for paleontologists seeking fossilized clues about the flora and fauna from millions of years hence.

January 13, 2009
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Some 93 million years ago, dinosaur-era "sea monsters" swam the seas above what is now Utah. Thanks to paleontologists, more evidence of the ancient beasts is now surfacing.

January 9, 2009
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The aftermath of an earthquake, a friendly cow, and an ethereal Paris sunset are three of the six winners of the National Geographic International Photo Contest 2008.

December 23, 2008
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The two curled, tusklike teeth of the male beaked whale evolved to attract females as well as to battle other males, according to new research.

December 19, 2008
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Biologists literally give fish a bath to try and eliminate parasites in the sea near a coral reef in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

December 19, 2008
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See National Geographic News's most popular individual photos of 2008, including pictures of a giant stingray, a "smiling" sky, a lizard-snake standoff, and more.

December 17, 2008
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An "unexpected," 20-foot-long new dinosaur has been discovered in South America, rewriting the evolutionary history of raptors, a new study says.

December 17, 2008
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In remote corners, a research team is monitoring contact between humans and wild animals--particularly wild animal meat--in hopes of stopping pandemics before they start.

December 12, 2008

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