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Mon, Jul 28, 2014 2:40 PM
This unusual behavior, which varies by bird species, plays two important roles in protecting healthy feathers.
Cane toads have been introduced to many parts of the world with the intention of using them as natural pest control. The problem is, they've thrived a lot better than expected.
An eastern towhee bursts out with song, and you know that's how we all feel when the weekend is finally here!
Not only is the constellation Scorpius a treat to behold, but it also contains some finest deep-sky objects you can see.
Southern Oregon voted to ban genetically modified crops completely, but the rest of the state may end up mapping GMO crops for better regulation.
The Norwegian word doesn't translate easily to English, but the basic spirit of friluftsliv hides inside all of us.
Beaches in the Great Lakes region had the highest rate of pollution, with beaches along the Gulf Coast not far behind.
Photographer Adrian Limani takes a creative spin on the typical sunset photo with this clever conceptual shot.
In 21 African countries, children who lived near forests had more varied diets, a study by the Center for International Forestry Research finds.
Yes, adorableness is in the eye of the beholder, but this super-squeaker takes the cake.
This famous view of the highest mountain in the continental United States is reached by a well known yet unmarked trail.
Some dogs breeds have been with us since time immemorial. Some breeds left the sides of humans and returned to the wild, only to come back generations later. Here are nine pariah dog breeds and their amazing stories.
Unlike fireflies and plankton, this dazzling display is not due to bioluminescence.
The system around the star Gliese 832 seems to resemble our own, from the Earth-like planet to a gas giant similar to Jupiter.
Even the space station's Robonaut 2 got into the spirit of the game, cheering on the astronauts.
Check out just a few of the fabulous images highlighted in 'The Animals We Love,' a photo assignment run by Your Shot, National Geographic's photo community.
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