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Glowing Bacteria Control Squid Hosts

<b>Being jolted awake every morning by an alarm clock is plenty annoying, but at least that alarm doesn’t actually live in your body.</b><p>The Hawaiian bobtail squid (<i>Euprymna scolopes</i>) has an internal alarm clock that’s run by a species of glowing bacteria known as <i>Vibrio fischeri</i>. This bacterium and the …

Blue Blood Helps Octopus Survive Brutally Cold Temperatures

Wildlife<p>A <i>Pareldone charcoti</i> octopus caught near the South Orkney Islands. Photograph by Armin Rose<p>The characters from the <i>Great Gatsby</i> aren’t the only blue bloods in the news lately.<p>Researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Germany have found that a specialized …

Thresher Sharks Hunt with Huge Weaponised Tails

For most sharks, the front end is the dangerous bit. Thresher sharks are the exception. They’re deadly at both ends, because they’ve managed to weaponise their tails.<p>The top halves of their scythe-like tail fins are so huge that they can be as long as the rest of the shark. For around a century, …

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Sumatran Tiger Cubs are a Long-Awaited Victory at Smithonian's National Zoo

The Smithsonian's National Zoo's family of Sumatran Tigers has grown by two! On Monday, August 5, the Zoo's female tiger, Damai, gave birth to a pair …

How to Pick the Right Restaurant When Traveling

Looking for a great place to eat while traveling? In some ways, it's never been easier to find a dining destination. It's also never been so vexing. Whereas travelers might once have settled for whatever Fodor's or Lonely Planet recommended -- or whatever was closest to the hotel -- today's review …

Sleep Like a Monkey: Nine Highflying Tree House Hotels (Photos)

Check into one of these hotels to fulfill your childhood fantasies but with grown-up, luxury accommodations.

One of the coolest GIFs we've ever seen: a rotating, 3D nebula

Things that GIFs are good for, in no particular order:<br>1. Cats. This one, specifically.<br>2. IWDRM<br>3. Absolutely jaw-dropping 3D renderings of …

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Each week National Geographic Traveler editors select a seasonal trip showcasing the world's best destinations to visit right now.

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Long Weekend in Sicily

An hour’s flight from Rome, Sicily makes the perfect holiday-within-a-holiday. (Or, obviously, a holiday all its own.)<p>Sicily is one of Italy’s two …

Mesmerizing GIFs of Breathing Earth

Changing Planet<p><b>The biodiversity of Earth as we know it is made up of millions of species—from Baobab trees to narwhals to tiny anemones attached to the ocean floor. But can we think of Earth in a holistic way, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts?</b><p>This is what John Nelson …

First-Timer’s Guide to Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

If you haven’t yet heard of Riviera Nayarit, a 200-mile stretch of Pacific Coastline in Mexico, you will soon. The destination—chockfull of authentic …

I Left My Camera Bag on a Train

Yep, it happened. It really did…<p>I just recently finished a whirlwind Euro-trip traveling with my sisters. The itinerary was Germany (where I am …

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