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Friday Fact: Cold water weighs more than hot water.
A tourist photographs a bison along the roadside inside Yellowstone National Park. iPhone photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder for @natgeo @natgeoparks in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Mars orbiters prepare for close encounter with comet:
Photo by @Spono. Looking back east down at the open road as we snaked our way back up into the #SierraNevada mountain range near #Topaz, #California. Following the snow melt across the landscape with @socialpyramid as 58% of the state is now in "exceptional" drought, the highest on its 5 level scale
A precarious future: Iraq unraveling
Photo @coryrichards A wolf culled as she was caught in the act of predation in a ranchers calving pasture is examined by a biologist. Wolves that get into livestock often meet this end as their impact on producers can have an effect on people's bottom lines. No longer endangered in MT, if wolves are
photo by @vincentjmusi Exotic pets can have a rough life. Born in captivity, there is no wild for them to return to. So where do they go when things don’t work out ? Many owners with the best intentions find themselves unable to care for an animal that eats several hundred pounds of meat per week o
The Smithsonian is disassembling its dinosaurs—and hoping to learn about the animals in the process:
How do termites build their massive mounds?
Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey) on assignment in #DenaliNationalPark. @elduder82 jumps between islands of ice across a shallow glacial pool on the #RuthGlacier! Some of the most photogenic miles of earth I have ever experienced!
A study of 150,000 historical figures that shows cities have long acted as cultural magnets:
Forest-dwelling, nocturnal elephants?
Photo by @amytoensing (Amy Toensing) from The New Face of Hunger story in this month’s issue of National Geographic magazine - part of a multi-part series on food and hunger. To supplement what they get from the food pantry, this family forages for grapes and other wild edibles in the woods near th
The top 10 things to do in August: What's on your list?
Photo by @paleyphoto (Matthieu Paley). Flying back to #KABUL after an expedition to the Pamir mountains. Next, direction Africa for the final part of my Evolution of Diet story, coming out in September. For full image SERIES, head over to @paleyphoto. #Hindukush #Afghanistan #aerial #latergram #evol
Lack of funds, regulatory hurdles hold up game-changing Ebola drugs:
Photo of the Day: Night on the Boulder River #pod #photography
A case of extortion that shook the French wine industry:
@marcusbleasdale Buffalo in the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia are lit by a lamp that does not affect eyesight in the dark. The park is noted for its massive herds of buffalo in this 9000 square km area. Many of them in this area have been subject to poaching from locals, but thanks to the effo
Oklahomans are trying to understand a spate of earthquakes linked to the energy industry:
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The Stack at #Coppercliff Ontario I was struck how all the homes in this small town grew up around the smelting plant, A large group of Italians immigrants move to Copper Cliff for the work in mines and the smelting plants circa 1900. @robertclarkphoto @thephotosociety @instituteArtist
5 animals that can handle extreme temperatures:
Wooden ship unearthed at World Trade Center site dated to Revolutionary-Era: