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National Geographic on Twitter: "The top Photo of the Day images from October: http://t.co/sFnxmbCUwL #pod #photography http://t.co/LSwBzdsE0h"

Replying to @<b>NatGeo</b><p>“@<b>NatGeo</b>: The top Photo of the Day images from October: http://on.natgeo.com/1j2FEg7 #<b>pod</b> #<b>photography</b> …

Did Ancient Climate Change Spur Penguin Evolution?

A new study on the last common ancestor of today's penguins.<p><b>When did the earliest common ancestor of the penguins we know today first waddle the Earth, and why?</b><p><b>The question is surprisingly controversial, and may become more so with a new study suggesting a climate-change connection.</b><p>Possible dates …

Paleontology

Caroline Shearing on Twitter: "Sleeping with the fishes: @TheMantaResort's new underwater room http://t.co/14oGfkATKe via @TeleLuxTravel. http://t.co/Mb1WxH4Rxh"

Sea Slugs Stab Mates Between The Eyes to Get Them In The Mood

<b>The Marquis de Sade had nothing on this critter—a sea slug that makes out by stabbing potential mates between the eyes and, researchers suspect, drugging them.</b><p>Besides having a penis, the sea slug—an as-yet undescribed species from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef—is also armed with a hypodermic …

Biology

New Caledonia Expedition: A Kaleidoscope of Corals

Changing Planet<p>Written by Manu San Félix<p>The other day, Alan Friedlander wrote that “these reefs are like windows into the past.” He was right; diving here is like taking a time machine back to an age when the ocean had no human impact and was full of sharks, tunas and groupers. A time when the …

Melanesia

Amazing underwater photographs of sharks and dolphins by Alexander Safonov - Telegraph

Scuba Diving

NASA Reveals Saturn’s View Of Earth

NASA has unveiled a gorgeous Cassini spacecraft look at the Earth, Mars and Venus, as seen from behind Saturn.<p>In orbit around the ringed planet since 2004, Cassini set up the image when it passed into Saturn’s shadow on July 19, 2013. That allowed the spacecraft to capture the arrangement of rings, …

Astronomy

National Geographic Travel

Starry-eyed in Chile’s Atacama Desert

If you are fascinated by the thought of faraway galaxies, make sure you visit the driest desert in the world – Chile’s Atacama Desert. A rare set of factors in this arid lunar landscape – very little rainfall, crystal-clear skies, high altitudes of 2410 to 4270m and low-to-zero light pollution – …

Moon Mining Rush Ahead?

A commercial space company wants the U.S. government to give it lunar mining rights.<p><b>The Man Who Sold the Moon? A private space company's chief, Robert Bigelow of Bigelow Aerospace Inc., called for the Federal Aviation Administration to allow property rights for lunar mining, at a Tuesday NASA</b> …

Space Exploration

Offbeat adventures in Peru’s Northern Highlands

Far from the hubbub and predictability of Peru’s Gringo Trail (comprising the sights around Machu Picchu, Cuzco and Puno), the verdant and isolated Northern Highlands are home to many Inca and pre-Inca ruins as well as some of the North’s most spectacular scenery --making this a great alternative …