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40-Year-Old Russian Engine at Heart of Rocket Investigation

October 30, 2014 - 4:30am
After a space station supply rocket explosion, reliance on refurbished Russian rockets raises questions.

Surprising Inner-City Frog Among 7 New Species Found in Asia

October 30, 2014 - 4:30am
A frog species from the inner city heads a list of newly described golden-backed frogs in India and Sri Lanka.

Should the Government Fund Only Science in the "National Interest"?

October 30, 2014 - 4:30am
Who decides which research gets funding? The U.S. Congress is fighting over whether politicians or scientists make the call.

Big City, Big Surprise: New York City's Newest Species Is a Frog

October 30, 2014 - 4:30am
A frog species escaped notice for decades, only to be discovered on Staten Island.

Asteroids Offer Stepping-Stones to Mars, Expert Says

October 30, 2014 - 4:30am
An expert has a new plan for traveling to Mars: Hop there from asteroid to asteroid.

National Cat Day Pictures: Our Favorite Felines Around the World

October 30, 2014 - 4:30am
In honor of U.S. National Cat Day, we pulled together our best Your Shot photos of pet cats worldwide, from a playful French kitten to a loving friend in Bulgaria.

Hubble Spots Jupiter Sporting a Spooky Shadow Eye

October 30, 2014 - 4:30am
Jovian moon's shadow plays on giant storm.

Halloween Inspiration: Scientists Wear Costumes to Study Animals

October 30, 2014 - 4:30am
From whooping cranes to pandas, it's Halloween year-round for scientists  who masquerade as animals to get closer to their research subjects.

Watch How Maggots Help Solve Crimes

October 30, 2014 - 4:30am
Researchers study when and how beetles and flies colonize dead bodies to learn more about establishing a time of death.

Amazon Warriors Did Indeed Fight and Die Like Men

October 30, 2014 - 4:30am
Archaeology shows that these fierce women also smoked pot, got tattoos, killed—and loved—men.

Cat Day: Archival Pictures of Felines

October 30, 2014 - 4:30am
What's up, pussycat? Photos of coy, cute cats from the National Geographic archives.

NASA Rocket Explodes, Aborting Mission to Resupply Space Station

October 30, 2014 - 4:30am
The explosion destroyed 5,000 pounds of supplies for astronauts and science experiments bound for the International Space Station.

Bird Embryos Can Discern Between Calls—a First in Nature

October 30, 2014 - 4:30am
Baby birds can discriminate sounds from different birds inside the egg—only the second species known to do so, a new study reveals.

What to Do About Pig Poop? North Carolina Fights a Rising Tide

October 30, 2014 - 4:30am
Pork-loving North Carolina faces challenges in protecting water from contamination.

When It Comes to Ebola, What Does Quarantine Really Mean?

October 30, 2014 - 4:30am
As governors scramble, the CDC outlines different kinds of isolation.

Africa's Lions May Be Deemed Threatened in U.S.—Will it Help?

October 30, 2014 - 4:30am
Lions may get protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act—even though all the wild populations are in Africa.

6 Sky Events This Week: Mars Meets the Lagoon and a Snow Globe

October 30, 2014 - 4:30am
A week after a partial solar eclipse made headlines, Mars returns to the skies to dazzle skygazers.

Tribal Headhunters on Coney Island? Author Revisits Disturbing American Tale

October 30, 2014 - 4:30am
Author revisits troubled history of Filipino tribe brought to America in 1905.

Daylight Savings Time Ends This Weekend: Do We Really Need It?

October 30, 2014 - 4:30am
As Americans turn back their clocks to standard time on November 2, a debate rages about whether daylight savings is really beneficial.

Minority Religions in the Middle East Under Threat, Need Protection

October 30, 2014 - 4:30am
Religion is humanity's most powerful binding agent, author says.