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Hotel in One of Earth's Driest Places Is Powered by the Sun loading...
Hotel in One of Earth's Driest Places Is Powered by the Sun
The Atacama Desert has the potential to power all of South America, and one small hotel is tapping into it.
25 World Monuments In Danger loading...
25 World Monuments In Danger
Armed conflict, climate change, and natural disaster threaten some of humankind's grandest achievements.
Here's What We Know About Fiery Oil Rig Explosion loading...
Here's What We Know About Fiery Oil Rig Explosion
The rig, located in one of Louisiana's most important freshwater ecosystems, was engulfed by flames.
Step Inside The Silicon Valley Of Agriculture loading...
Step Inside The Silicon Valley Of Agriculture
A powerhouse of innovation, this tiny country embodies the future of farming.
Hurricane Damages Giant Radio Telescope—Why It Matters loading...
Hurricane Damages Giant Radio Telescope—Why It Matters
Staff at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico are safe, but the storm destroyed a key instrument, and conditions in surrounding towns are still unknown.
Why This 14-Year-Old Kid Built a Nuclear Reactor loading...
Why This 14-Year-Old Kid Built a Nuclear Reactor
In his quest to better the world, Taylor Wilson captured the interest of Homeland Security and ended up with radioactive pants.
Vote on More Than 40 Ideas for Improving the World loading...
Vote on More Than 40 Ideas for Improving the World
Now that finalists from the National Geographic's CHASING GENIUS challenge have been revealed, the race is on for the People's Choice prize.
Millennials Test Cute, Efficient Cars of the Future loading...
Millennials Test Cute, Efficient Cars of the Future
At Shell Eco-marathon Americas, more than a thousand students vie to see who can build a car that runs on the least amount of fuel.
Self-Driving 'Robocabs' Could Help Curb Global Warming loading...
Self-Driving 'Robocabs' Could Help Curb Global Warming
Scientists say the type of robotic vehicles that Google and Uber are testing could slash heat-trapping emissions if used as taxis.
Tiny Country Cuts Carbon Emissions by Planting Bogs loading...
Tiny Country Cuts Carbon Emissions by Planting Bogs
In Estonia, dried-out peat bogs are big carbon emitters. The government wants to reverse that

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