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Studying how water moves gives scientists a better idea of where ocean debris is coming from and a new way of looking at oceans. Continue reading →
Created in 1964, the National Wilderness system now covers about 5 percent of the United States. See National Geographic photographer Michael Melford's photos of current and proposed National Wilderness areas.
Brains on their way back-to-school benefit from the chemicals found in certain foods.
Mount Tavurvur erupted to 60,000 feet Friday, forcing planes to re-route from Australia and evacuations of local communities.
A tenfold increase in protected coral species was announced Aug. 27, with 20 new corals added to the threatened species list.
Next time you plant the garlic that's sprouted in your kitchen cupboard you could be contributing to the spread of exotic viruses.
If the big volcano, which last erupted 640,000 years ago, were to blow up again, it would spew enough ash to send particles as far away as New York City. Continue reading →
Cauldrons forming near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano suggest an eruption under the ice has already taken place.
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