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Graphic: As Ebola's Death Toll Rises, Remembering History's Worst Epidemics

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Ebola is the latest, but far from the largest, in a long history of infectious disease outbreaks.

Our All-Time Favorite Volcano Pictures

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National Geographic digs into its archives to find the most stunning and surprising photographs of volcanoes around the world.

Social Media Abuzz with Amazing Snapshots of Partial Solar Eclipse

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The moon took a bite out of the sun on Thursday for an exciting few hours. See the results.

Blocked on the Keystone XL, the Oil-Sands Industry Looks East

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With the Keystone XL in limbo, a fight is brewing over another proposed pipeline that would carry oil-sands crude across Canada to the Atlantic coast.

Brazil's Severe Drought Dries Up Reservoirs

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An unprecedented drought is threatening São Paulo's water supply.

Week's Best Space Pictures: Hercules Poses, California Gleams, and a Pulsar Puzzles

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Purple robes swath a galaxy, shepherds dance above Saturn's rings, and fishing fleets outshine cities in this week's best space pictures.

Weird Animal Question of the Week: How Do You Collar Wild Animals?

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From mountain lions to wolves to snakes, see how scientists capture and tag wildlife to find out more about their secret lives.

David Gruber: Seeing the Ocean in Neon

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The marine biologist discovered a world of glowing ocean creatures, never before seen by the human eye.

From Senegal and Nigeria, 4 Lessons on How to Stop Ebola

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Countries around the world—including the United States—are learning a lot from the way these two West African nations have contained their Ebola cases.

Male Birds Poison Themselves to Appear Sexier—a First

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Great bustards eat poisonous beetles to combat intestinal parasites—and possibly appear healthier to females, a new study suggests.

World's Longest Snake Has Virgin Birth—First Recorded in Species

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Thelma, a reticulated python, produced six baby snakes without the help of a male, new DNA evidence shows.

U.S. Indictment Accuses South African Brothers of Trafficking Rhino Horns

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Safari outfitters allegedly duped hunters into paying extra to illegally shoot rhinos.

Highest Stone Age Campsite Reveals Grit of First Americans

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Even without genetic adaptations to altitude, early hunters moved high into the Andes soon after people first reached South America.

New Tarantula (Not Beetle) Named After John Lennon

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Bumba lennoni is named for the British rocker but lives in Brazil.

Mountain Goats Are Shrinking—A Lot—Because of Global Warming

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Global warming over the past few decades has caused chamois goats in the Italian Alps to get smaller.

Milk Grown in a Lab Is Humane and Sustainable. But Can It Catch On?

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A Silicon Valley vision: Instead of milking dairy cows, we could make milk in a lab with genetically engineered yeast.

45,000-Year-Old Bone Pinpoints Era of Human-Neanderthal Sex

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An ancient Siberian man's DNA helps track humans' spread into Asia.

Stunning Pictures: The Year's Best Wildlife Photographs

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National Geographic photographers are among the winners of Wildlife Photography of the Year.

Partial Solar Eclipse Graces Skies on Thursday

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Sky-watchers eagerly anticipate a partial solar eclipse that will blanket much of United States and Canada in shadow.

Photographer's Portraits of Liberia's Ebola Survivors Show Joy, Sorrow

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John Moore's portraits of those who survived Ebola show happiness but also grief over lost loved ones and rejection by their communities.