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Nearly nine feet long (2.7 meters) and as big as a grizzly bear, a huge catfish caught in northern Thailand may be the largest freshwater fish ever recorded.

Two shark attacks in three days along Florida beaches have left one teen dead and a second seriously injured. The tragedies spotlight the real, though rare, danger of shark attacks.

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The best national parks, as selected by 300 specialists, get their due in a new survey in Traveler magazine.

The beer and bonfires of the Midsummer Festival are part of an ancient tradition of partying on the solstice.

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The earthquake- and tsunami-battered region of Sumatra, Indonesia, is at risk for more temblors and killer waves, scientists warned today.

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Wolves and moose on a Lake Superior island are locked in a system of abundance and decline. Now experts are uncovering the role of ticks in this interplay.

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A hometown favorite beat the competition in the freestyle full beard category to take gold at the Beard Olympics in Leogang, Austria.

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As peak tourist season draws near in Australia's Kakadu National Park, rangers are busy "managing" the preserve's 7,000 resident crocodiles.

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It smells like a rotten egg, grows only in the wild, and costs a small fortune. Dogs have been kidnapped—and ransoms paid—because of Italy's prized white truffle.

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A new family of mammals has been found roasted at a market in Laos. The specimens look like "spineless porcupines," one expert says.

A new study shows how genes can help reveal how societal rules affect mobility.

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If Indonesia's tsunami survivors don't get lumber donations for reconstruction soon, they may devastate their own forests, environmentalists warned today.

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National Geographic has launched the Genographic Project, which will use DNA to trace how human populations dispersed from Africa to the rest of the world.

A fatal cancer of uncertain origin is killing Tasmanian devils, raising fears that the marsupials may soon become endangered.

Get the basics and news stories on Africa's southernmost country.


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