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The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Searching for Nesting Sea Turtles on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

<i>Conservation Trust grantee Brad Nahill, co-founder of SEE Turtles, is working to protect endangered sea turtles by growing the market for conservation travel to support small conservation programs around the world. SEE Turtles also connects volunteers to conservation projects and educates students</i> …

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1,000 Million Strong For Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in 2015

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Nearly two years after launch, Siri seems to exit ‘beta’ with iOS 7

With the iPhone 4S launch nearly two years ago, Apple introduced the Siri voice control system to its customers. At launch, Siri was a gimmicky feature at best, being released with bugs, a highly-computerized voice, sluggish content loading, and unreliable servers. In addition, Siri of 2011 was …

Israel has 80 nuclear warheads, can make 115 to 190 more, report says

September 15, 2013|By Batsheva Sobelman<p>A satellite image of Dimona, Israel, where Israel reportedly built nuclear… (Space Imaging )<p>JERUSALEM-- Israel has 80 nuclear warheads and the potential to double that number, according to a new report by U.S. experts.<p>In the Global Nuclear Weapons Inventories, …

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A Colorful View of Incredibly Sticky Feet

These are gecko feet.<p>Notice their crazy toes.<p>The “stripes” are made of modified scales covered in thousands of “hairs,” only twice as long as our hairs are thick.<p>Each hair branches into thousands of tips.<p>Each tip branches into hundreds of tinier tips.<p>These tiny-tips are so tiny (like …

Let Your Fingers Do the Seeing

Humans can feel objects that are just nanometers thick, a new study says.<p><b>Quick—name the five senses.</b><p>Most people readily list sight, taste, hearing, and smell. And then pause before remembering: touch.<p>"Touch is probably our most underrated sense," said psychologist Martin Arvidsson of Stockhom …

NatGeo Wild: Face to Face with Florida Black Bears

<b>The Florida Wildlife Corridor will be featured in America the Wild: Gator Country, starring Casey Anderson, Sept. 15 at 10pm ET on Nat Geo Wild.</b><p>When National Geographic Television learned about the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition from National Geographic grantee Carlton Ward Jr, they extended …

Syria's War Hits Home for Immigrants

Syrian Americans feel the strain of conflict tearing their families' homeland apart.<p><b>Before war broke out in Syria two years ago, Moaz Sinan, a Syrian American from West Bloomfield, Michigan, spent every summer in Damascus with his family. He hasn't returned since 2010, but he's noticed changes in</b> …

Superstitious Numbers Around the World

Numbers carry different meanings depending on what country you are in.<p><b>Today is Friday the 13th—a day thought to be unlucky because of the idea that number 12 is "complete" (think apostles, months of the year, zodiac signs) and 13 is just ... odd. That's the explanation given by Joe Nickell, a</b> …

Tiptoeing Across a Raging River (On the Edge of a 600-Foot Drop)

<i>Andrew Short is a National Geographic Grantee and assistant professor of
 Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas. An entomologist by training, Short is currently in Suriname, South America searching for aquatic insects to study patterns of freshwater biodiversity that will</i> …

Florida black bear facts

Changing Planet<p>An anesthetized Florida black bear waits to receive a GPS collar that will inform researchers about its landscape movements and habitat conservation needs. Photo by Carlton Ward Jr.<p>• The Florida black bear (<i>Ursus americanus floridanus</i>) is one of 16 recognized subspecies of the …

As Arctic Melts, a Race to Test Oil Spill Cleanup Technology

As ice melt opens the Arctic to exploration and shipping, researchers are testing drones, sensors, skimmers, and dispersants for tackling oil spills in icy waters.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy—one of two working icebreakers in</b> …

Do Animals Get Dementia? How to Help Your Aging Pet

<b>A couple of months ago we told you how the age of certain wild animals is determined. Since then, some of you wondered about age-related changes in those animals.</b><p>Now that it’s September, aka World Alzheimer’s Month—Alzheimer’s disease accounts for up to 80 percent of all dementia cases, in which …

Okavango Expedition 2013: Knee Deep in Swamp For Three Days…

Too tired to write a post… Been lost all day, no birds in the swamps, and spent almost 10 hours today towing “mokoros” through papyrus and reeds. Follow our footsteps at intotheokavango.org Full update tomorrow on how the research is going…

2013 Ig Nobels Honor Research on Beer Goggles, Cows Ready to Be Tipped

Irreverent awards are given for strange science that makes people think.<p><b>Opera's healing power, what happens to parboiled shrews after they're eaten, and beetles that consult the stars are among the incredible scientific advances honored September 12 at the Ig Nobel Prizes.</b><p>The unique annual awards …

Huge Molasses Spill Off Hawaii: A Diver's Report

What's it like to dive into molasses-clogged Honolulu Harbor?<p><b>Hawaii's Honolulu Harbor has been inundated this week with 230,000 gallons—1,400 tons—of thick, sticky molasses from a pipeline spill. It may sound like a sweet problem, but the molasses is killing fragile coral reefs, endangered marine</b> …

Drink More Water, Says FLOTUS—But How Much?

A call for drinking more water is reason to consider the "eight glasses a day" dictum. Pssst: It's not true!<p><b>"I've come to realize that if we were going to take just one step to make ourselves and our families healthier, probably the single best thing we could do is to simply drink more water,"</b> …

Biologist Shares Experience of Tracking a Black Bear

On an overcast December afternoon, I drove a creaking swamp buggy into an oak hammock in southern Highlands County, Florida and stopped. The team of four of us disembarked, sorted and distributed gear among the group, and began walking in single file towards the edge of a large hardwood swamp to …

Patagonian Corals Expedition 2013: Getting Ready to Go South!

Changing Planet<p>Deepwater emergence – seeing deep-sea corals up close and personal for the first time was an emotional experience for me, here at 100ft depth in the Comau Fjord. Photo by Chris Rigaud.<p>Around this time last year my dive buddy and I were returning from the first Patagonian fjords …

Enemies With Benefits: How Parasitic Ants Protect Their Hosts

Wildlife<p>What might be the best-titled research paper of the year comes to us courtesy of researchers at the University of Copenhagen, an investigation entitled “Chemically armed mercenary ants protect fungus-farming societies.”<p>Have you got your popcorn ready?<p>It’s a tale of three species. We begin …

Amid Drought, Explaining Colorado’s Extreme Floods

Flash floods in Boulder area may also have ties to fires and climate change.<p><i>This story is part of a special National Geographic News series on global water issues.</i><p><b>University of Colorado, Boulder law school professor Brad Udall has long written and lectured about water issues in the American West,</b> …

Space Pictures this Week: Rocket Frog, Cosmic Flock, Galactic Swarm

A would-be frog astronaut, a distant vision of the Milky Way, and a hive of galaxies are among the heroes of the week's space images.