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Australia had to kill a lot of cats to save these tiny marsupials

The greater bilby is a funny-looking creature: It most resembles a fat, grumpy mouse that’s stolen a tapir’s nose, shrunk it down, and glued it onto …

Australian National Parks

South African game reserve poisons rhino's horns to prevent poaching

A game reserve in South Africa has taken the radical step of poisoning rhino horns so that people risk becoming "seriously ill" if they consume …

Australia can go 100% renewable energy by 2030

If a country so dependent on coal can do it, we all can<p>Australia is a big producer and user of coal. Black and brown coal represented over 75% of the …

Fossil Fuels

Would a legal rhino horn trade stem poaching?

In the face of rampant rhino poaching in South Africa, some conservationists and private rhino farmers are lobbying for removal of the international …

Australian endangered species: Mountain Pygmy-possum

The Mountain Pygmy-possum (<i>Burramys parvus</i>) is one of five living species of pygmy-possum, all of which are classified within a single family. It is …

Biodiversity

X-47B Completes a Carrier Takeoff

The Navy's prototype unmanned fighter succeeds in launching from the deck of the USS George H. W. Bush and flying in the complicated airspace around a carrier.<p><b>These robots grow up so fast</b>. It was just two years ago that personnel at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. escorted PopMech through the …

Boys Killed Pets to Become Warriors in Early Russia

In Russia, dismembered dogs point to ancient initiation rite.<p><b>At first, archaeologists Dorcas Brown and David Anthony were deeply puzzled. While excavating the Bronze Age site of Krasnosamarkskoe in Russia's Volga region, they unearthed the bones of at least 51 dogs and 7 wolves. All the animals had</b> …

Geography in the News: Auschwitz Remembered

Changing Planet<p><b>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM and Maps.com</b><p><b>Auschwitz Remembered As Ultra-Nationalists Target Minorities</b><p>Once more, ultra-nationalist parties are becoming more involved in Europe’s politics. The world is watching, as news media focus on right wing …

Beyond the B-2: America's Next Stealth Jet

With billions of dollars committed to the B-2's replacement, the question is: What should this warplane be prepared to do?<p>America's airspace is crossed with invisible tracks, lanes with designated entrance and exit points that warplanes use for aerial refueling. Our track is No. 16, heading …

Time for Mad Men: 5 Watches of the Era

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Building Up Design With Architizer on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / May 6, 2013<p>The inspiration for Architizer, a modern design blog, came from the need to respond to one of architecture’s biggest …

Justin Bieber may be getting arrested post show in Dubai tonight : Music

Justin Bieber

What's your favourite Dubai cop car? The Camaro, Aventador, Ferrari FF, SLS AMG, One-77, Continental GT or umm the Kia Mohave?

Fellowship of the Tree Rings

New Zealand researchers probe history and climate science by looking at wood.<p><b>Here was a ring to rule them all. It came not from the fires of Mordor, but from a tree in New Zealand. And its secrets were written not in Elvish script, but in the annual pattern of its growth.</b><p><b>Gretel Boswijk, a</b> …

How the World Treats Terrorist Suspects

The Boston Marathon bomber was read his rights. How would he be treated in other countries?<p><b>Yesterday the White House settled the debate about whether Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev would be designated an enemy combatant with a forceful no.</b><p>Instead he will be tried as a civilian in …

Fast Facts About Red Square

Moscow’s Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) is known for its political symbolism, but was actually named for its loveliness: <i>Krasnaya,</i> or “red,” meant “beautiful” in old Russian.<p>The plaza has drawn crowds since it was a 1400s shantytown. Russians know the square as the front yard of rulers from Ivan …

The Greenest Ways to Get Around

Human Journey<p><i>Note: In response to reader feedback on this post, the makers of the infographic below updated it and resent us a copy, so we reposted it at 2:52 PM on May 7, 2013. The infographic was not created by National Geographic.</i><p>You’ve probably heard by now that how you get around has a big …

Historic Sights of St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia, a fascinating city rich in history, can best be described in colorful terms – white summer nights and winter days, pink, …

Saint Basil's Cathedral

Cathedral of St. Vasily the Blessed, Moscow | Russia

TIME’s new issue, featuring the story, ’How Gay Marriage Won,’ hits newsstands Friday

TIME’s new issue, featuring the story, ’<b>How Gay Marriage Won</b>,’ hits newsstands Friday. Two couples who were photographed to illustrate the story appear on two separate covers this week.<p>Read the story <b>here.</b><p>(Cover photographs by Peter Hapak)

Time Covers: 90 Years In 120 Seconds | TIME

Tree kangaroos: best photos ever taken

<b>AN AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC</b> photographer has captured the best professional images ever taken of wild Bennett's tree kangaroos, according to the leading …