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  1. Watch Spider Jaws Move As Quickly as World's Fastest RunnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2016 | National Geographic

    To Hannah Wood 's naked eye, it looked like the tiny spider in the pile of dead leaves in Chile wasn't doing much of anything. Wood, then a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, was in South America to study trap-jaw spiders, so named for their habit of sneaking up behind prey and rapidly snapping their mandibles shut.

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  2. Babylonians Tracked Jupiter With Advanced Tools: TrapezoidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2016 | National Geographic

    The find, described on Thursday in the journal Science , reveals that Babylonians tracked Jupiter by calculating the areas of trapezoids they used to symbolize the planet's motion across the sky. This geometrical trick rewrites the history books: The technique was thought to have originated in England more than a millennium later.

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  3. Horned Dinosaurs May Have Used Their Frills to FlirtRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2016 | National Geographic

    This is a life restoration of adult Protoceratops andrewsi in the foreground engaging in speculative display postures. Non-mature animals can be seen in the background.

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  4. Jumping Spiders Can Think Ahead, Plan DetoursRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2016 | National Geographic

    But a new study shows that many species plan out intricate detours to reach their prey-smarts usually associated with far bigger creatures. The arachnids, already well known for their colors and elaborate mating rituals, have sharp vision and an impressive awareness of three-dimensional space.

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  5. View of Exploding Star Appears, Right on CueRead the original story

    Dec 17, 2015 | National Geographic

    Supernova Refsdal is a cosmic explosion on replay. It showed up in the middle circle in December 2015; in late 2014, it appeared in the lower circle.

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  6. This Giant Salamander Isn't 200 Years Old, But It's Still Super RareRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2015 | National Geographic

    If you're ever wading through a river in China and step on something squishy, take care-you might be standing on Andrias davidianus , the largest amphibian on Earth. This is exactly what Chinese media sources say happened last week when a fisherman discovered a Chinese giant salamander in a cave outside the city of Chongqing .

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  7. View of Exploding Star Appears, Right on CueRead the original story

    Dec 17, 2015 | National Geographic

    Astronomers predicted for the first time when a supernova would appear in the sky, using physics that played out as scripted by Einstein. Supernova Refsdal is a cosmic explosion on replay.

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  8. This Giant Salamander Isn't 200 Years Old, But It's Still Super RareRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2015 | National Geographic

    If you're ever wading through a river in China and step on something squishy, take care-you might be standing on Andrias davidianus , the largest amphibian on Earth. This is exactly what Chinese media sources say happened last week when a fisherman discovered a Chinese giant salamander in a cave outside the city of Chongqing .

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  9. An Orphaned Planet Got Kicked Out Of Its Own Solar SystemRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2015 | National Geographic

    About 300 light-years away, a giant planet has been evicted from its starry neighborhood. The world is now about 650 times farther from its star than Earth is from the sun, scientists announced Tuesday at the Extreme Solar Systems III meeting in Hawaii.

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  10. Female Peacock Spiders Underwhelmed By Disco-Dancing SuitorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2015 | National Geographic

    Earning stage names like Skeletorus and Sparklemuffin , male peacock spiders perform a colorful song and dance nearly unrivaled in the animal kingdom. But a new study shows that their main audience-the females they aim to woo-don't impress so easily.

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  11. Hubble Video Reveals Mystery Object In Jupiter's Red SpotRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2015 | National Geographic

    Jupiter's Great Red Spot-a hurricane at least twice the size of Earth-appears to be taking on a more round shape, shrinking by about 240 kilometers in just the past year. The Hubble Space Telescope has been enlisted as a cosmic weather satellite, providing NASA with unprecedented details about the turbulent storms encompassing Jupiter.

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  12. How Neuroscience Is Helping Answer the Question 'Who Am I?'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2015 | National Geographic

    Diseases of the mind like Alzheimer's help us understand what it means to exist or, conversely, feel as if we don't exist. Paper thin slices of a human brain mounted on slides reveal its structure.

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  13. Watch: Octopuses Filmed Mating Face-to-Face-A FirstRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2015 | National Geographic

    WATCH: The mating behavior of larger Pacific striped octopuses also turns out to be unique. Most female octopuses mate once and then die after their eggs hatch.

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  14. Here's Why Your Office May Be Too Hot or Cold: Gender BiasRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2015 | National Geographic

    Do you argue about the temperature in your office or home? Find out what often decides it, and tell us your preference. This photo, using a thermal camera, shows gender differences in body temperature.

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