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Florida's staghorn coral makes surprising return

A surprise discovery along the south Florida coast has revealed dense thickets of a species of coral thought to be disappearing from the region's reefs.<p>More than 38 acres of staghorn coral have been found in patches on the reefs from northern Miami-Dade County to northern Broward County, in what …

Australian government seeks to opt out of protection of five shark species

Exclusive: Thresher and hammerhead sharks listed as protected migratory species under UN convention in November<p>The Australian government has been accused of an unprecedented reversal of its international conservation obligations by seeking to opt out of the protection of five shark species.<p>The …

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A Black Panther May Not Be What You Think

As the superhero of the same name sets box-office records, learn more about the misunderstood big cats.<p>As theatergoers around the world marvel at the new superhero movie <i>Black Panther</i>, we here at National Geographic wanted to share some facts about these real-life fascinating felines.<p>First things …

Where Is a Lion a Shark? In the Savannas of the Sea

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Where is a lion a shark? In the savannas of the sea. Scientists are discovering similarities among predators and prey in the ocean and on land. (Photograph: Wikimedia Commons)<p><b>Mtumbwi hauwezi kujua panapokuwa pamejaa maji. (Swahili)</b><p><b>The dugout canoe does not know the depth of</b> …

Motorboat-Size Sea Monster Found, Sheds Insight on Evolution

The 170-million-year-old marine reptile comes from a prehistoric period little known to scientists.<p>Dinosaurs ruled the land during the Jurassic period. But at sea, it was the age of ichthyosaurs—so-called "sea monsters" that looked like a cross between a narrow-nosed crocodile and an ill-tempered …

Rare "Prehistoric" Shark Photographed Alive

Flaring the gills that give the species its name, a frilled shark swims at Japan's Awashima Marine Park on Sunday, January 21, 2007. Sightings of living frilled sharks are rare, because the fish generally remain thousands of feet beneath the water's surface.<p>Spotted by a fisher on January 21, this …

Tim McGraw rediscovers success by going back to country's future

By abandoning his attempts to keep up with the younger bro-country crew and making more traditional music, the 47-year-old has found new relevance<p>The best songs from the worst country albums of 2014<p>Tim McGraw has tried to launch his last two albums with decisively poppy, trend-chasing tracks that …

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Country Music

The (Real) Story of the White House and the Big Block of Cheese

From The West Wing to the wooly mammoth: American democracy's most famous dairy product, fact-checked<p>Wednesday, as you may have heard, is the White House's second annual Big Block of Cheese Day. Inspired by a fictional character in a fictional presidential administration, the very real staff of the …

The White House