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How More Than Half the Art in This French Museum Was Forged

May 1, 2018 - 2:39pm
This small museum in southern France spent more than $190,000 on forged or fake art.
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Therapy Dogs Work Miracles. But Do They Like Their Jobs?

May 1, 2018 - 9:22am
A new study examining the stress levels of working canines provides some reassuring results.
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The Surprising Origin of Chicken as a Dietary Staple

May 1, 2018 - 5:00am
Before 1948, chicken wasn’t a mainstay of the dinner table. A contest to breed a bigger, better bird changed that.
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Jupiter at Its Best, and More Can't-Miss Sky Events in May

April 30, 2018 - 10:02pm
The solar system's largest planet will take center stage, while a meteor shower and a planet-hopping moon also light up the night.
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Here's How to Watch or Stream 'Genius: Picasso'

April 30, 2018 - 3:46pm
National Geographic's Emmy-nominated series is back. Here's how to watch.
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See What It's Like to Ride the Tallest Wave Ever Surfed

April 30, 2018 - 12:45pm
On the same day Rodrigo Koxa surfed a record-breaking wave, another surfer had a close call with death.
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World’s Oldest Known Spider Dies at 43, With Lesson for Us

April 30, 2018 - 10:44am
A trapdoor spider in Australia spent decades tending a small burrow—a life people can learn from, scientists say.
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Chernobyl's Mutated Species May Help Protect Astronauts

April 30, 2018 - 9:19am
Some species in the radioactive site show resistances to radiation—and their genetic protections may one day be applied to humans.
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Meet the Man Who Knew Cecil the Lion Best

April 27, 2018 - 10:01pm
Andrew Loveridge tracked Cecil for years before the lion was killed. He talks about his love for Cecil—and the plight of African lions.
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Why Your Dog Freaks Out During Thunderstorms—And What to Do

April 27, 2018 - 10:00pm
With summer around the corner, we looked into what causes storm anxiety, and how to soothe our canines.
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New Alarm System May Stop Poachers In Their Tracks

April 27, 2018 - 11:40am
A multipronged high-tech system installed in a South African reserve has helped cut the number of poached rhinos to zero.
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Shocking Video Shows Impacts of Controversial Fishing Method

April 27, 2018 - 10:35am
Conservation groups have released footage of sharks, dolphins, and other animals accidentally caught in California's driftnet fishery.
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Puffin Beaks Glow in Surprising Discovery

April 27, 2018 - 10:27am
The bird is the latest of many species discovered to be bioluminescent in recent years.
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Why Europe's Insecticide Ban Is Big News for Bees

April 27, 2018 - 10:08am
Neonicotinoids, or neonics, will be banned for outdoor use in Europe thanks to environmental concerns.
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See the Faces of Immigrants in 1917 America

April 26, 2018 - 1:45pm
A 100-year-old article from National Geographic argued against the Immigration Act of 1917 and featured these pictures of "our foreign-born citizens."
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Two Hungry Jaguars Are No Match for This Plucky Otter

April 26, 2018 - 10:46am
The formidable predators came face to face recently in Brazil's Pantanal.
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Exclusive: Ancient Mass Child Sacrifice May Be World's Largest

April 26, 2018 - 4:50am
More than 140 children were ritually killed in a single event in Peru more than 500 years ago. What could possibly have been the reason?
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Alleged Golden State Killer Busted by DNA. But Are Tests '100%' Accurate?

April 25, 2018 - 4:38pm
An alleged serial killer has been charged by police in California for crimes reported decades ago. Here's what the science can and can't tell us.
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Sharks and Crocodile Feast on Dead Whale in First-Ever Video

April 25, 2018 - 12:37pm
The startling aerial footage is also the first record of a saltwater crocodile eating a whale.
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Within Decades, Floods May Render Many Islands Uninhabitable

April 25, 2018 - 12:24pm
Wave-induced floods—abetted by rising seas—could ruin the water supplies of thousands of islands, a new study claims.
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