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In a step forward for animal conservation, the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums banned the buying and selling of dolphins from the controversial Taiji hunt. Will it help bring an end to other dolphin hunts?
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So sad that they hunt the dolphins.
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A new parasitic wasp—named for a "soul-sucking" character in the Harry Potter series—is shedding light on why losing parasites can be a bad thing.
Parasites may seem too gross or too wicked to be worth saving from extinction. Or they may just seem so skilled in their sinister arts that we don't have to worry about them, since they'll always f...
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Leave them alone,they want to procreate!Skin
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The ocean covers more than 70% of our planet—and supports 100% of life on Earth. Mapping Ocean Wealth demonstrates what the ocean does for us today so that we maximize what the ocean can do for us tomorrow.
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Photo of the Day: "I wanted a complete, iconic definition of cormorant fishing," writes #YourShot member Abderazak Tissoukai of this image taken in China's Guanxi region. #photography 
A man fishes with cormorants on China’s Li River in this National Geographic Photo of the Day from our Your Shot community.
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From a dramatic night sky over Hawaii to a vivid field of tulip blooms, take a look at the best images from our photo community over the past two weeks, as selected by our editors. #NatGeoProof
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Love it, gorgeous. You have to give props to the photographer/s. Absolutely stunning. 
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Photo of the Day: In this image by #YourShot member Mel Kevin Jumangit, dancers pause during the Sinulog Festival in Cebu City, Philippines. #photography
Dancers pause during the Sinulog Festival in Cebu City, Philippines, in this National Geographic Photo of the Day from our Your Shot community.
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Truly a beautiful culture.
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Photo of the Day: Working with amateur models, #YourShot member Justin Anantawan spent the day near an abandoned fort at a beach in Port Royal, Jamaica, and captured this shot at sunset. #photography 
Models walk on the beach in Port Royal, Jamaica, in this National Geographic Photo of the Day from our Your Shot community.
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"Even people we'd consider master photographers in the genre have looked to her for guidance and inspiration," says Stephanie Sinclair of Mary Ellen Mark, who passed away this week. See a selection of Mark's images and more remembrances from photographers and friends. #NatGeoProof
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While retracing on foot our ancestors' migration out of Africa, National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek witnessed the profound strength of two sisters—and their desperate fight to save the life of an infant son. #EdenWalk
The Greek myth of Jason is rooted in the Republic of Georgia. Today, Paul Salopek hears an echo of that ancient tragedy on his walk across the world.
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Traditionally hailed as the window to our soul, eyes are also stunning marvels of evolution. Learn about how—and why—science photographer Martin Oeggerli films the eyes of Earth's tiniest creatures.
A high-powered microscope reveals insect and spider eyes as marvels of adaptation.
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A study published this past week found that a compound extracted from thunder god vine root—a largely poisonous climbing vine native to China, Taiwan, and Myanmar—may hold the secret to shedding pounds—at least in mice. #FutureofFood
Thunder god vine (Tripterygium wilfordii), a deciduous and largely poisonous climbing vine native to China, Taiwan, and Myanmar, may hold the secret to getting skinny, at least in mice. A study pub...
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It is so amazing all these the new discoveries of medical benefits been made from the most unlikely sources,snake venom, scorpion venom and now from the Thunder god vine. All the more reason to protect preserve, conserve the natural environment as we so part of it and in it.
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A multinational team led by National Geographic Explorer Steve Boyes—consisting of scientists, filmmakers, and journalists—arrived in a remote corner of Angola last week to begin an unprecedented, 1,000-mile long expedition down the entire length of Botswana's Okavango Delta. #Okavango15
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