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5 Sky Events This Week: See the Andromeda Galaxy and a Jovian Moon-Over-Moon Eclipse

Watch for the Andromeda galaxy, the most distant object visible to the naked eye, and an eclipse of two of Jupiter's moons.<p>This week sky-watchers get to soak in a Jovian eclipse and also travel millions of years back in time to glimpse the crown jewel of a celestial princess.<p><b>Leonids Trickle</b><p>Late on …

Friday: Virtual @NatGeoTravel Photo Walk

Join Nat Geo Travel at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History this Friday with our director of photography, <b>Dan Westergren</b>—and get real-time photo tips along the way.<p>During this Google+ Hangout On Air, Dan will be exploring the National Mall in Washington, D.C.—one of <i>Traveler</i> magazine’s</b> …

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Stunning NASA Visualization Reveals Secret Swirlings of Carbon Dioxide

The new simulation tracks the invisible gas that's warming the planet.<p>NASA has released a striking visualization of how carbon dioxide flows around the world. In the simulation, plumes of the greenhouse gas gush into the atmosphere from major industrial centers, swirling from continent to continent …

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I Heart My City: Zubair’s Lahore

<b>Zubair Khawar</b> is a textile designer in the fashion industry, but his true passion is travel photography. Born and raised in Lahore, he has recently started exploring his hometown through the eyes of a visitor—the true mark of any travel photographer worth his snuff—wandering the city’s markets, …

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Birth Mystery of Stellar Snow Globe Deepens

Astronomers thought they'd figured out where giant clusters of old stars come from. Hubble images have sent them back to the drawing board.<p>The Hubble Space Telescope's recent images of giant balls of stars in a nearby galaxy, reported on Thursday, have astronomers puzzled as to the star balls' …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Cosmic Web, Martian Vistas, and Earth From Above

A volcano awakens, scientists spin a massive cosmic web, and NASA's Mars rover continues to climb Mount Sharp.

Behind Tomb Connected to Alexander the Great, Intrigue Worthy of "Game of Thrones"

As archaeologists dig deeper into the burial mound, ancient sources tell a tale of family drama and palace intrigue.<p>Suspense is rising as archaeologists sift for clues to the identity of the person buried with pomp and circumstance in the mysterious Amphipolis tomb in what is now northern Greece. …

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Record Drought Reveals Stunning Changes Along Colorado River

Lake Powell is at historic lows, offering kayakers new channels to explore but raising the alarm about water.<p>LAKE POWELL, Utah—In early September, at the abandoned Piute Farms marina on a remote edge of southern Utah's Navajo reservation, we watched a ten-foot (three-meter) waterfall plunging off …

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5 Sky Events This Week: Moon Meets Mars, Neptune, and Saturn Nebula

Sky-watchers can follow the moon on a tour of night-sky treasures.<p>This week the moon visits neighboring planets, the Saturn nebula, and two of the brightest stars in the late autumn sky. (See also: "Stars: Billions and Billions.")<p><b>Moon Meets Mars</b><p>As darkness falls on Tuesday, November 25, look toward …

Polar Bears Use Scent as a Trail of Bread Crumbs

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>A new study confirms polar bears leave signals for mates with every step they take. (Photograph by Mike Lockhart)<p>National Geographic<p>Imagine you’ve drawn a line across a jigsaw puzzle, and you’re following that line from beginning to end. Suddenly the puzzle breaks apart and …

Naomi Klein on How Canada's First Nations Can Take on the Oil Industry and Win

Indigenous peoples may be key to combating climate change, author says.<p>She's glamorous and brilliant, a mother and a social critic. She has appeared in <i>Vogue</i> and marched with Occupy Wall Street protesters. Her books have been international best sellers—and channeled the zeitgeist, illuminating …

Google+ Hangout: Get to Know India’s Curious Big Cats

Changing Planet<p>As part of Big Cat Week on Nat Geo Wild, several National Geographic big cat researchers, photographers, and conservationists (including me) are joining together for a live video chat via Google+ Hangout Wednesday, December 3rd at 1 p.m. EST (6 p.m. UTC).<p>This is your chance to get …

'Jurassic World' Dinosaurs Stuck in the 1980s, Experts Grumble

Out-of-date dinosaurs undercut the science seen in the movie's trailer.<p>Who doesn't love a dinosaur flick? Well, paleontologists have a few fossil bones to pick with <i>Jurassic World</i>, the latest in a line of dinosaur movies that once bragged about its scientific credibility.<p>The trailer for the new …

Sony Pictures hackers release list of stolen files

On Monday, employees at Sony Pictures Entertainment -- the television and movie subsidiary of Sony Corp -- discovered that their internal corporate …

Drones are almost crashing into planes

You're not going crazy. That could have been a drone outside your airplane window.<p>More and more pilots are reporting that they're encountering drones during flight.<p>The number of these reports have ballooned this year. In October, 41 pilots reported seeing a drone, or unmanned aircraft, during …

Apple Releases New iPhone 6 Ad: 'Voice Text'

Just a couple days after releasing the fifth and sixth iPhone 6 ads starring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, Apple has released a seventh called "Voice Text". The new ad focuses on one of the new features introduced to iMessage in iOS 8, the ability to instantly send audio messages quickly and …

Artist Spends Over a Decade Carving Out Elaborate Caverns By Hand

Artist Ra Paulette has hand-carved elaborate and awe-inspiring caves deep into the rock faces of New Mexico for more than a decade. Making a daily trek into the sandstone mesas of New Mexico, Paulette crafts these magnificent caverns completely on his own with only simple hand tools. To adorn the …

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iPad Sales Drop Twelve Percent As Android Tablets Soar

There have been a number of signs that the consumers’ rush to buy into the iPad ecosystem was slowing, but data from IDC today puts the slowing retail success of Apple’s tablet into an interesting position.<p>The analyst’s numbers suggest that total iPad sales in 2014 will be down by an eighth (12.7%) …

Mirrors could replace air conditioning by beaming heat into space

A mirror that sends heat into the frigid expanse of space has been designed by scientists to replace air-conditioning units that keep buildings cool on Earth.<p>Researchers believe the mirror could slash the amount of energy used to control air temperatures in business premises and shopping centres by …

Here Are Three Simple Ways ‘American Horror Story’ Still Might Be Able To Turn This Season Around

After several nearly-exhausting months of teasers, leaked casting news, posters, trailers and a creepy, stop-motion opening sequence featuring a naked androgynous clown with a giant boot-wearing leg for a dick, <i>American Horror Story: Freak Show</i> had a LOT to live up to. And it did! At first! As I …

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Deep-Sea Dwellers Make A Natural Antibiotic

Humans aren't the only species that try to get rid of bacteria<p>On hot vents deep underneath the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, there lives something unusual: a gene that fights bacteria. The gene belongs to a microscopic organism, scientifically named <i>Aciduliprofundum boonei</i>, that lives in the extreme …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …