Why people risk their lives for the ultimate animal selfie
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Why people risk their lives for the ultimate animal selfie

It goes without saying that it’s a terrible idea to enter a wild animal’s enclosure. But a few days ago, in the quest for a selfie, a woman…

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Celebrate Mongolia’s winter on an ancient, frozen lake
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Celebrate Mongolia’s winter on an ancient, frozen lake

In early March, travelers from across Mongolia head to the northernmost part of the country bordering Russia’s Siberia. Braving the winter freeze—that sometimes falls below minus 58 degrees…

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The jet stream, explained
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The jet stream, explained

Jet streams are fast-moving currents of air that circulate above the Earth. When people refer to "the jet stream" they are usually referring to the polar-front jet stream…

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Tired of daylight saving time? These places are trying to end it.
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Tired of daylight saving time? These places are trying to end it.

Each year, the approach of spring fills Scott Yates with a familiar sense of dread. The lengthening days and warmer weather are both signals that Yates—along with millions…

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These are the 10 most popular national parks
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These are the 10 most popular national parks

Kids Take Charge: Planet Protectors
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Kids Take Charge: Planet Protectors

Next time your family is planning a trip to see the world, why not try to save it too? Many children care deeply about wildlife, so let your…

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These women are changing the landscape of Antarctic research
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These women are changing the landscape of Antarctic research

Personalizing epilepsy treatment
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Personalizing epilepsy treatment

Epilepsy is one of the most common serious neurological conditions in the United States, affecting some 3.4 million people. Treating epilepsy, however, requires an uncommon, highly innovative approach…

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Your best photos of the week, March 8, 2019
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Your best photos of the week, March 8, 2019

For this week’s Best Photos of the Week from Your Shot, I wanted to celebrate women photographers, women in photographs, as well as those who identify as women…

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Meet the woman searching for planet Earth’s twin
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Meet the woman searching for planet Earth’s twin

Are we alone in the universe? It’s a question that often sparks debate. For a young woman named Munazza Alam, it sparked an entire career path. Alam wasn’t…

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Discover the allure of San Francisco in this video
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Discover the allure of San Francisco in this video

In 1967 nearly 100,000 people flooded San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, creating a movement now dubbed the Summer of Love. More than five decades later, travelers still head to…

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Equinox supermoon, and more can’t-miss sky shows in March
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Equinox supermoon, and more can’t-miss sky shows in March

The coming month heralds the last supermoon of 2019, as well as a series of stunning lunar pairings, and plenty more reasons to look up at the night…

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Best places to see cherry blossoms in the U.S.
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Best places to see cherry blossoms in the U.S.

Since the introduction from their native Japan in the early 1900s, blossoming cherry trees have proven harbingers of seasonal change in the United States. Bred for blooms and…

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See 8 animal species that came back from the dead
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See 8 animal species that came back from the dead

As climate change, habitat loss, and other factors put more and more animals at risk, we’ve become accustomed to hearing about species on—or past—the brink of extinction. But…

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Do anxious owners make for anxious dogs?
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Do anxious owners make for anxious dogs?

We’re often amused when dogs and their owners seem to look alike—both have lanky limbs or shaggy locks, say. A recent study has found that dogs resemble their…

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Amazing photos of wild, warty pigs
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Amazing photos of wild, warty pigs

Back in 1972, American sisters Ellen Stanley and Mary Lynne Rave didn’t think pigs were getting their due as the bright, social animals they are—so they founded National…

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