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Forgotten fossil found to be new species of ichthyosaur

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Dinosaurs

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National Geographic Travel

How The Brain Creates Marijuana-Fueled Munchies

The neuroscience of appetite is totally weird<p>O, Mouse! What have you not done for science? But perhaps this experiment was not as bad as most: In a recent study, an international team of biologists used mice to figure out which brain cells are involved in creating the marijuana munchies.<p>Since …

Scientists Find a Way to Block HIV from Infecting Healthy Cells

Reporting in the journal <i>Nature</i>, scientists describe a new way to potentially block HIV from infiltrating healthy cells. Such interference is key to …

Flower Power: Advancing Solar Panels With Nature

<i>This article was originally published in September 2012 on the Energy Realities blog.</i><p>Solar power stations take up a lot of room. They need either vast arrays of photovoltaic panels, which convert sunlight directly into electricity, or of mirrors, which direct it towards a boiler, in order to raise …

Renewable Energy

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The Magazine<p>Our iconic magazine is available in both print and digital editions.<p>The Store<p>Your online purchases help fund our nonprofit mission of research, education, conservation, and exploration.<p>Expeditions<p>Travel the world on our guided wildlife safaris, expedition cruises, and more.<p>National …

Star Buzzed Earth During Neanderthal Times

Close encounters can hurl a cosmic hailstorm of comets, some of which might collide with Earth.<p>Seventy thousand years ago, when modern humans were on the verge of migrating from Africa and before Neanderthals died out, an alien star flew through the outer reaches of the solar system.<p>Passing less …

Astronomy

Has China Given Up On The U.S.? Short Answer: Yes

Has China given up on the United States? Such a question seems outlandish and whimsical, if not ridiculous. But there are good reasons for posing the question, and for answering yes.<p>Of course, it is easy for those of a Panglossian mentality—i.e., most of the mainstream commentariat toward the …

China

In a Curious Case for Astronomers, a Brown Dwarf Goes Missing

Scientists trained one of the world's largest telescopes on the star and found nothing.<p>Astronomers are trying to crack a strange new case: the mystery of the missing dwarf star.<p>Using one of the biggest telescopes in the world, the ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile, researchers were on the hunt …

Astronomy

How the Hershey's Kiss Conquered Valentine's Day

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Dogs Know What That Smile on Your Face Means

A new study lends further proof that your pet can read your emotions.<p>Whether it's with a sympathetic tilt of the head or the excited sweep of a tail, dogs seem to be saying they can sense exactly what we're feeling.<p>Science is still undecided on the matter, although evidence in favor of the idea is …

Pets

Will Mobilization of Military Forces Stop Elephant Poaching in Cameroon?

Changing Planet<p>Ten elephant carcasses discovered in mid-January in and around Cameroon’s Bouba Ndjida National Park are raising fears that poachers may again be targeting the park. But information remains sketchy.<p>According to the <i>Cameroon Tribune</i>, a government newspaper, the military made several …

Wildlife

Pro-Vaccine but Afraid to Vaccinate: Inside One Family's Doubts

Daughter's disability left a legacy of wariness for Los Angeles household.<p>She and her husband, Michael Beglinger, 51, live with their three children in Los Angeles, where a measles outbreak has pushed some parents to extremes in a heated debate over vaccination.<p>The area is one of a few pockets …

Public Health

What Do Animals See in the Mirror?

Asian elephants, magpies, and great apes are among the species that can self-recognize.<p>Reflect on this: What do animals see when they look into a mirror?<p>Our Weird Animal Question of the Week came to us from @iscavenger, who tweeted us after reading our January column "Why Do Dogs Watch—and React …

Elephants

Nearly 200 Whales Stranded on New Zealand Beach

Hordes of rescuers scramble to try to push huge animals back into deeper waters.<p>Rescuers and volunteers were scrambling on Friday to save nearly 200 pilot whales that were stranded on New Zealand's South Island. At least two dozen of the whales were reported dead, and more than 80 people descended …

Cognitive Science

5 Things to Know About China's Execution of Business Tycoon Liu Han

China executed prominent business tycoon Liu Han on Monday, for leading a “mafia-style” gang of loan sharks, gun runners and contract killers, …

The invisible network that keeps the world running

One of the world’s most dazzling engineering feats is largely hidden from view. Travelling with a group called Unknown Fields, Tim Maughan stepped on board a container ship to investigate the humungous, algorithmically-controlled network that supplies most of what you own.<p>It’s been just over 45 …

Cruise Ships

Deadliest Tornado Outbreak in Decades Was Fueled by Smoke From Land Clearing

April 2011 saw the worst day of U.S. tornadoes since 1974, and a new analysis points to fires in Central America as part of the cause.<p>Even experienced weather forecasters were taken aback by the ferocity of the 2011 tornado outbreak. On its worst day, April 27, more than 120 twisters touched down …

Weather

Tweaking Bacteria, Scientists Turn Sunlight Into Liquid Fuel

Daniel Nocera's "artificial leaf" might get a boost from new research.<p>A few years ago, Daniel Nocera pioneered an "artificial leaf" that—just like the real thing—uses only the sun and water to produce energy. He touted the silicon cell as a breakthrough that could allow every home to become its own …

Energy

The Forgotten Artifacts Neil Armstrong Brought Back From The Moon

His widow discovered a bag in his closet, soon after his death. It seems no one else knew about it, until now.<p>Neil Armstrong, it seems, forgot an important purse in his closet. The white cloth bag, of a type known among astronauts as a McDivitt Purse, held tools, a tether Armstrong used to rest his …

Rarely Seen Moonfish, Size of Manhole Cover, Caught on Camera

The opah, or moonfish, is a camera-shy animal that researchers know little about.<p>Its squat body and flimsy-looking pectoral fins may not scream speed-demon.<p>But the opah, or moonfish, is actually quite fast, and can run with the big boys like tuna and swordfish. That's just one of many surprising …

Zoology

Can supersonic dreams survive the global warming age?

<b>When Concorde swooshed across the Atlantic at supersonic speeds of 1,350mph (2,170km/h), you could fly from London to New York in under four hours.</b><p>It seemed as if the glamorous age of superfast aviation was here to stay.<p>But Concorde was costly, noisy and thirsty on fuel, and was withdrawn from …

Aerospace

Lower growth, lower wages and lower prices equals poor outlook for Australia

RBA hints that governments were too quick to cut taxes during the boom and the budget bottom line is now starting to pay the price<p>RBA leaves door open for another rate cut<p>The quarterly Statement on Monetary Policy (SMoP) released by the Reserve Bank last Friday gave more explanation of why it …

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

Harvard Medical School

The baby that divided a nation

<b>As 2015 began, a boy was born in Hungary - the country's first baby of the year. But his family who are Roma, or Gypsy as they prefer to be known, found themselves at the centre of a national debate about racism.</b><p>Outside the Korona Hotel in Mako, a town in southern Hungary famous for its warm …

Pregnancy

American Revolution

Introduction<p>The American Revolution (1775-83) is also known as the American Revolutionary War and the U.S. War of Independence. The conflict arose …

The Dawn of Snakes

Dinosaurs are Mesozoic superstars. The largest literally overshadowed other forms of life during their prehistoric heyday, and even now they attract far more attention than any other group of ancient organisms. It’s easy to forget the diverse and disparate species that wove together the ecology …

Dinosaurs