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  1. Week's Best Space Pictures: A Galaxy Glows, Mars Gets a Bull's-Eye, and a Glacier RacesRead the original story

    Friday Mar 6 | National Geographic

    Dust wafts across the North African coast in an image taken by NASA's Terra satellite. The plumes originated from Senegal, Mauritania, and Gambia, and their thick brown appearance reveals that the dust was kicked up recently-it is still tightly packed before fanning out over its a long journey across the Atlantic Ocean.

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  2. Week's Best Space Pictures: A Galaxy Glows, Mars Gets a Bull's-Eye, and a Glacier RacesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 6 | National Geographic

    Dust wafts across the North African coast in an image taken by NASA's Terra satellite. The plumes originated from Senegal, Mauritania, and Gambia, and their thick brown appearance reveals that the dust was kicked up recently-it is still tightly packed before fanning out over its a long journey across the Atlantic Ocean.

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  3. Bright Pink Sea Slugs Invading New Habitats Due to Global Warming?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | National Geographic

    That's because the arrival of the soft-bellied marine creatures, which typically prefer warmer waters off southern California, could be a sign of serious shifts to the marine ecosystem due to climate warming. The pink sea slug, officially called the Hopkins' rose nudibranch, hardly ever shows up north of San Francisco .

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  4. New Family Tree Illuminates 'Big Bang' in Bird Evolution After Dinosaur ExtinctionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | National Geographic

    The latest bird family tree finds that owls, like this barn owl in Nebraska, and eagles are more closely related to each other than they are to falcons. A massive genetics project has produced the most comprehensive bird family tree ever, an embarrassment of scientific riches for studying everything from how birds evolved so quickly after dinosaurs disappeared to the ways in which birds and people learn.

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  5. Galapagos Sea Lion Sons Are Mama's BoysRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | National Geographic

    In the first couple of years after birth, sea lion sons seem to be more reliant on their mothers-consuming more milk and sticking closer to home-than sea lion daughters are, according to a study on GalA pagos sea lions published in the December issue of the journal Animal Behaviour . The young males venture out to sea on occasion, but their female counterparts dive for their own food much more often.

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  6. Why Are Millions of Starfish 'Melting'?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | National Geographic

    A virus is the culprit behind a gruesome wasting disease that has struck sea stars along the West Coast of Canada and the U.S. An orange bat star, surrounded by purple sea urchins, is one of many starfish species being killed by a newly identified virus. For the past year and a half, a killer has been on the loose, taking out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast of North America.

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  7. Cheetahs Lie Around Like Housecats, Saving Energy for Big KillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2014 | National Geographic

    Like your pet kitty relaxing at home, cheetahs and mountain lions exert as little energy as possible and rest up for bursts of activity, two new studies reveal Thursday. Perhaps more surprising, though, cheetahs spend only about as much energy in a day as a person does, the scientists found.

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  8. Big Bang Mystery Extends Into Nearby Galaxy, Puzzling CosmologistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | National Geographic

    New observations of the star cluster Messier 54, shown above, reveal that it is just as strangely deficient in lithium as our own galaxy, deepening a mystery about the element's big bang origins. A star cluster some 80,000 light-years from Earth looks mysteriously deficient in the element lithium , just like nearby stars, astronomers reported on Wednesday.

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