Maria C. Bogdan

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Endangered green sea turtles make a comeback in Florida

<i>By Erika Angulo, Producer, NBC News</i><p>MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. -- When Chris Long thinks back on a summer spent digging up holes in the beach, it's a job he says he "wouldn't trade ... for anything."<p>The 26-year-old University of Central Florida Ph.D. candidate spent months looking for green turtle nests, …

Divers search for clues to an epidemic killing millions of starfish

<i>By Steven Louie, Associate Producer, NBC News</i><p>As dawn approaches, teams load oxygen tanks, wetsuits and underwater cameras into vans and trucks. A motor boat is set on a trailer, and students prepare measuring tape and clipboards -- an urgent expedition is underway. At first light, the team of …

Roasted Butternut Squash With Onions

Smith boosted by Espargaro arrival for next year's MotoGP season

Bradley Smith expects a closer fight with new MotoGP team-mate Pol Espargaro will help lift his game in 2014.<p>Smith spent his rookie season in the …

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At Least 20 Haitians Die as Ship Capsizes in the Bahamas

<b>Updated on Nov. 27, 2013, 1:33 a.m. E.T.</b><p>At least 20 Haitian migrants have died after a wooden sloop ran aground and capsized in the Bahamas on …

Hotels That Make the Most of a Stellar Location

At these five prime properties around the globe, looking out your window (or stepping out of the lobby) means seeing not just a few city lights or some nice landscaping, but rather a national monument, an ancient marvel or a natural wonder.<p>When it comes to hotels, great views are always a selling …

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Sport picture of the day: Making an exhibition of themselves

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Portraits of Children Around the World and Where They Sleep

<b>Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil</b><p>Where Children Sleep is an eye-opening project by photographer James Mollison that takes a look at children from all across the globe and the diverse environments they go to sleep in. The series presents a portrait of each child or adolescent accompanied by a shot of …

Stunning Macro Details of Uniquely Beautiful Snowflakes

Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov isolates single snowflakes in order to capture the unique beauty of the delicate, icy crystals that fall to the ground during a snowstorm. The Moscow-based photographer gets quite up-close and personal to capture the geometric shapes and lines of snowflakes that …

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Portuguese Man o' War on sea surface Despite its outward appearance, the Man o' War is not a jellyfish but a siphonophore, which differs from jellyfish in that it is not actually a single organism, but a colonial organism made up of many minute individuals called zooids.The Man-of-War floats on a gas-filled, blue to pink, translucent body called a pneumatophore. photo credit: © Luis Quinta / www.naturepl.com image via:http://www.6topoder.com/imagenes/2012/09/medusa2.jpg

Mozart's violin donated to Salzburg Foundation

A private benefactor has gifted a violin played by Mozart when he was in Vienna to the Salzburg Mozart Foundation.<p>Created in 1764, the violin is …

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Report that Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona next summer doesn't add up

According to Punto Pelota journalist Francois Gallardo, Messi will leave Barcelona next summer. The trouble is, his claims just don't add up.<p>A surprise report by <i>Punto Pelota</i> writer Fracois Gallardo has the Internet abuzz after he claimed that Lionel Messi is plotting an exit from Barcelona next …

US gov’t wants to litigate disclosure case in secret

Google and others want to say specifically what gov't orders they've received.<p>For months now, a group of tech giants including Google, Facebook, …

These 6 People Are Still JFK Assassination Skeptics

People love conspiracy theories, but none loom larger in the American consciousness than the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, 50 years ago …

Want More Tolerant Kids? Keep Them Away from the TV

Theory of mind is something that children typically develop during the preschool years — it’s the ability to start teasing apart individual mental …

You Won’t Believe These Shots Of Snowflakes Were Taken With An Ordinary Cam

The macro-photography of Alexey Kijatov will make you feel like it’s your first time seeing a snowflake.<p>Snowflakes teach us many lessons when we’re children. It teaches us about the fractal beauty that lies beneath all things; it teaches us about uniqueness, patterns, and infinity. But for some …

California's best coastal walks

From its wild and rocky coast in the north to the south coast’s vast, sandy shores, the California coastline lures many to walk along the edge of the continent to gaze at the ocean. Sweeping coastal views are blocked in many cities, but wide-open hiking spaces abound nearby where anyone willing to …

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Top Places to Escape Thanksgiving

Do you ever have the urge to escape Thanksgiving? Maybe you deplore turkey and cranberries -- or just the inevitable bulge that comes from all the gorging? Even if you enjoy the family time Thanksgiving brings, maybe you'd prefer a change of scenery?<p>Do you ever have the urge to escape Thanksgiving? …

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Venezia: Regal Style, Grace, and ... Mojitos??

Regardless of when you go, no trip to the cradle of modern civilization would be complete without visiting Venice, the most incomprehensively amazing city on the planet. Actually, it's not a city. Venezia is 118 small islands linked by bridges and traversed by gondolas.<p>The holidays are a great time …

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The Only Books on JFK’s Assassination You Need to Read

<b>Oswald’s TaleBy Norman Mailer</b><p>One of the rare books by Norman Mailer that got good reviews and sold poorly. British critics were more enthusiastic …

14 Things You Didn't Know About JFK

Fifty years after his death, John F. Kennedy continues to captivate and intrigue the American psyche. While thousands of books have been written …