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NASA Preps Mars Orbiters for Comet Close Encounter

Changing Planet<p><b>A cometary near miss for Mars in a few months means meteor risks for NASA’s spacecraft orbiting the red planet.</b><p>On October 19, the comet Siding Spring will brush by Mars, passing so close that the space agency this week announced it has put together a special playbook filled with …

The ABCs of Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management Part V—‘Starting smart’

Changing Planet<p>An old adage popularized by Benjamin Franklin says that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Many of us in the marine conservation community believe that would, indeed, be a good way to manage our nation’s ocean fish. But that’s not happening. Too often, fisheries begin …

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Kilauea, Far From Ordinary

Adventure<p>I took a photograph the other day like I occasionally do. It started out like such an ordinary day; the sun rose from the East as it always does. The birds began to chirp and the chickens began to stir right at dawn, perfectly on time like they always are. I opened my eyes like I always …

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Pictures: Volcanoes Erupting Around the World This Week

Restless volcanoes from around the world spew ash, steam, and concern in their wake.<p><b>The Mount Tavurvur volcano in eastern Papua New Guinea jolted awake early Friday morning, belching rocks, ash, and steam (see above) nearly 60,000 feet (18,288 meters) into the air.</b><p>Local residents evacuated their …

Nighttime Lights Reset Birds' Internal Clocks, Threatening Dawn's Chorus

Brighter nights shift hormones and other biological cues for mating, singing, and finding food.<p>Streetlights and the light from shopping centers, stadiums, and houses turn night into day, a "loss of night" that is shifting the internal clocks of birds worldwide. Now, scientists are trying to …

Elena’s St. Petersburg

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p><b>Elena Kozlova</b> relocated to St. Petersburg from another city in Russia in 2006 to pursue higher education, but her love for the city made her stick around after she claimed her degree. These days she holds a corporate job and shares her insider intel with the Spotted By …

Jill’s San Francisco

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p><b>Jill Schneider</b>‘s career as a photojournalist takes her all around the world, but her hometown of San Francisco always calls her back. A high school photography teacher and leader for National Geographic Student Expeditions, Jill is also a frequent Intelligent Travel …

Emma’s Philadelphia

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p><b>Emma Fried-Cassorla</b> can probably get away with saying she’s from the City of Brotherly Love after spending most of her life there. In addition to working a day job in communications at the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, this hometown enthusiast shares her insider …

Pamela’s Quebec City

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p>Quebec City resident <b>Pamela MacNaughtan</b> left her career behind to pursue her dream of long-term travel in 2010, and hasn’t looked back. This self-proclaimed “bacon addict” isn’t only led by her taste buds; she’s also attracted to the unusual and adventurous side of travel. …

بالصور : اجمل اماكن لشهر العسل في اليونان!

إن أجمل فترة في الحياة الزوجية هي البداية، وبالتحديد فترة شهر العسل، لذلك إهتمي بأدق تفاصيل هذه الفترة ونظمي برنامجاً مليئاً بالنشاطات التي تعشقين. …

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Over and above architecture: Bridges that are going places

When we humans see a massive river or a gorge between us and where we want to get to go, it’s human instinct to want to build a socking great bridge …

BIN EL OUIDANE "Asaka" — الجمال الحقيقي للمغرب — الحلقة 2 - The Real Beauty of Morocco

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هه هه هه هه ..... للوهلة الاولى عندما تنظر للصورة قد تظن ان هناك امراة تستلقى على ركبتى الرجل ولكن الحقيقة ان الرجل يقراء كتاب فلا تخدعك الصورة .... …