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 2021-01-18 11:00 

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Go inside the close-knit world of Native American rodeo...

Keeping a cowboy legacy alive in the face of pandemic challenges, this Montana family is at the forefront of a growing sport....

 2021-01-18 11:00 

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As inauguration looms, the nation’s capital goes still...

Guarded, silent, and rattled, downtown Washington, D.C. is experiencing a presidential transition unlike any other in recent history....

 2021-01-17 16:58 

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A road trip through America reveals a pensive nation on edge...

Photographer David Guttenfelder traveled from Minnesota to Washington, D.C., documenting the days before the inauguration....

 2021-01-16 13:57 

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Nepali mountaineers achieve historic winter first on K2...

Nepali climbers join forces to accomplish 'impossible' first on world's second-tallest mountain....

 2021-01-15 22:50 

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The slow-burning crisis that sparked the Capitol violence was right before our eyes...

For months, photographer Louie Palu has chronicled Washington as the capital weathered a deadly pandemic, protests against racial injustice, unfounded claims of election fraud and an insurrection....

 2021-01-15 20:02 

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Trump Admin pushes last-minute actions that could hurt wildlife, the environment...

In its final days, the Trump administration is making decisions that may hurt wildlife and the environment. Here's what conservationists are saying....

 2021-01-15 19:46 

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A brief history of some of America’s most fraught presidential transitions...

Far from "lame ducks," these U.S. presidents served out the end of their terms grappling with economic disasters, international crises—and even states seceding from the Union....

 2021-01-15 19:16 

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Sacred Native American land to be traded to a foreign mining giant...

Arizona's Oak Flat, a site considered holy to the Apache, is slated to be transferred to a mining company, but many are fighting the controversial move....

 2021-01-15 18:55 

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An index measuring country stability finds the U.S. dropping...

The Fragile States Index shows a worrying trend—and it hasn't yet accounted for the events of 2020....

 2021-01-15 17:14 

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8 years ago I began walking the Earth—and stumbled into an era spinning with change...

11,000 miles into my trek, I can only pass on what I've seen: Tread lightly upon the Earth. Share what little you have with strangers. Scan the horizons for rain....

 2021-01-15 14:35 

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Napoleon's military defeat in Egypt yielded a victory for history...

When Napoleon invaded Egypt in 1798, he brought along an 'army' of scholars, whose studies of this ancient culture became the foundation of Egyptology....

 2021-01-15 12:00 

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31 vintage images from 133 years of the Nat Geo archives...

January 13, 2021 marked National Geographic's 133rd birthday. Take a look back at some of the remarkable images that published in our magazine....

 2021-01-15 11:00 

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Existing vaccines should work against new coronavirus variants—for now...

Early research suggests that SARS-CoV-2 has not mutated enough to render current vaccines ineffective, but scientists say that monitoring future viral evolution will be crucial....

 2021-01-15 11:00 

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Greener air travel will depend on these emerging technologies...

Electric engines, alternative fuels, and better navigation could reduce emissions—and mitigate the impacts of a global return to the skies....

 2021-01-15 01:30 

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10 unique hikes in Hong Kong to fuel the senses...

Partner Content: Delight your senses while discovering Hong Kong's most striking natural wonders by exploring these spectacular scenic trails....

 2021-01-14 16:46 

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Biden expected to reverse Trump’s order to shrink Utah national monuments...

Little on-the-ground damage to the parks has been seen since they were shrunk in 2017. But conservationists say the sooner they can be properly protected again, the better....

 2021-01-14 11:00 

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How tweed became a symbol of Scottish culture...

In Scotland's hills and islands, textile traditions touch on sustainability and local pride while making a mark in high fashion....

 2021-01-14 11:00 

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Enormous pigeon-eating catfish wreaking havoc on Europe’s ecosystems...

The continent's largest freshwater fish, native to Eastern Europe, is an invasive species that threatens native fish already in decline....

 2021-01-14 10:00 

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How viruses shape our world...

COVID-19 is a reminder of their destructive power, but they're crucial to humans' development and survival....

 2021-01-14 10:00 

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See how viruses look up close...

From marine to mosquito-borne, smallpox to Ebola, viruses can make life miserable—but they also make it possible....

 2021-01-14 10:00 

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See how volcanoes spark lightning storms...

Recent eruptions illuminate the mysterious phenomenon of volcanic lightning....

 2021-01-14 10:00 

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Meet some of the millions of women who migrated recently, risking everything...

In fear, hope, or desperation, these women left home seeking new lives. Some found opportunity; others found more uncertainty—or worse....

 2021-01-13 23:57 

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Treasures of American art bear witness to a historic insurrection...

In the presence of a mob, the paintings and statues in the U.S. Capitol revealed the complexities of power and politics, an American art curator explains....

 2021-01-13 20:56 

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Text messages capture heartbreaking goodbyes of COVID-19 victims...

Daughter: "Just wish I could see you in person." Mother: "I wish that more than anything in the world right now."...

 2021-01-13 19:00 

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This 45,500-year-old pig painting is the world’s oldest animal art...

The depiction of a warty pig adds to the mounting number of cave art finds throughout Indonesia....

 2021-01-13 17:14 

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Dire wolves were real—and even stranger than we thought...

A study of extinct dire wolf DNA reveals surprises, including that the carnivores, made famous as fictional pets in Game of Thrones, weren't closely related to wolves....

 2021-01-13 11:00 

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Peer into a hidden abyss at Colorado’s least-visited national park...

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park offers adventure, striking geology, and no-fuss encounters with nature....

 2021-01-13 07:00 

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Seven reasons to make Rwanda your next destination...

Partner Content: From wildlife conservation wins to a hip urban culture, Rwanda beckons to travelers who want more...

 2021-01-12 21:06 

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Why do humans embrace rituals? Disease and danger may be at the root of the behaviors....

While the origins of many rituals remain murky, emerging research suggests we evolved such social practices to ward off or address common threats....

 2021-01-12 20:54 

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How the Confederate battle flag became an enduring symbol of racism...

It was never the official flag of the Confederacy. But the battle flag has since been claimed by white supremacists and mythologized by others as an emblem of a rebellious Southern heritage....

 2021-01-12 19:10 

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A loss of tourism threatens Costa Rica’s lush paradise...

The Osa Peninsula is a biodiverse wonder and a model for conservation. But its preservation programs have been devastated by COVID-19....

 2021-01-12 19:09 

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Decoding the hate symbols seen at the Capitol Insurrection...

From Viking hammers to flags of fictional countries, many rioters shared an inside visual handshake to acknowledge their white nationalist identity. Here's where it came from....

 2021-01-12 11:00 

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This Thai village created a tiny fish reserve years ago. Today, it's thriving....

The radical experiment of just 75 households proves that reserves work in freshwater environments too....

 2021-01-12 10:00 

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In this remote corner of China, locals use zip lines to get around...

When few bridges crossed the Nu River, locals found a creative way to transport themselves, their children, and their livestock over its rushing waters....

 2021-01-12 10:00 

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Discover one of the world’s top spots for winter surfing...

In Norway's remote Lofoten Islands, adventurers find epic waves, northern lights, and a commitment to conservation....

 2021-01-12 00:37 

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The polar vortex is coming—and raising the odds for intense winter weather...

In the stratosphere over Siberia, temperatures recently jumped nearly 100 degrees Fahrenheit, shoving the polar vortex off its North Pole perch....

 2021-01-12 00:06 

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This expert has tracked 30 years of global protests. Here’s what he’s learned....

A research project in New York has tracked growing attempts to remove politicians from power—from Lebanon to Thailand....

 2021-01-11 23:13 

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3 gorillas test positive for COVID-19 at San Diego Zoo—first in the world...

They are the world's first non-human primates with confirmed cases of the virus....

 2021-01-11 19:59 

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Insects are vanishing at an alarming rate—but we can still save them...

Insects aren't just pests. They're crucial for the planet and our food supply, and scientists say we can all pitch in to help....

 2021-01-11 19:06 

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Here’s how scholars interpret ‘treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors’...

As lawmakers charge President Trump with "incitement of insurrection," here's a look at what qualifies as an impeachable offense....

 2021-01-11 16:00 

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Invasive snakes move their bodies like lassos, a totally new mode of locomotion...

The discovery has stunned herpetologists and may help explain the brown tree snake's damaging impact on Guam's ecosystems....

 2021-01-11 15:24 

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Why the loss of an iconic radio telescope is painfully personal...

The Arecibo Observatory was not only a window to the universe, but also a treasured second home to the Drake family....

 2021-01-11 11:00 

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The collapse of tourism brings problems to Machu Picchu...

As international travel disappeared, hospitality workers in Peru turned to farming and construction. COVID-19 vaccines could bring back their jobs....

 2021-01-11 10:00 

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‘Physical symbols of white supremacy’ are coming down. What changed?...

After years of debate, Confederate monuments are being removed from public land. In their place, let's honor leaders whose stories haven't been told....

 2021-01-11 10:00 

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Who owns America’s history? The answer will define what replaces fallen monuments....

Symbols of the Confederacy and systemic racism have become targets as many Americans push to be more inclusive in honoring the past....

 2021-01-08 19:07 

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These pharaohs' private letters expose how politics worked 3,300 years ago...

The Amarna Letters preserve an inside look at Egyptian diplomacy, revealing how power brokers maneuvered, alliances were forged, and pharaohs were flattered....

 2021-01-08 18:45 

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President-elect Biden announces plan to speed up vaccine distribution...

These are the COVID-19 vaccine prospects that have made it to phase three trials and beyond....

 2021-01-08 18:26 

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How quickly can Congress impeach a president? Here’s how it could work....

As calls for the second impeachment of the U.S. president increase, here's a look at whether it's possible to carry out before Trump's term ends on January 20....

 2021-01-08 17:52 

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In Nagorno-Karabakh, people grapple with war’s aftermath and COVID-19...

"It's dangerous here," says a nurse working in the battle-scarred region of the southern Caucasus. "We don't know what will happen next."...

 2021-01-08 17:48 

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Why people latch on to conspiracy theories, according to science...

Misinformation spurred the mob that stormed the Capitol, highlighting the disastrous effects such theories can produce....

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