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September 29, 2013: Photographing Every Animal in Captivity, Saving Apes from Guerillas, and More

Join us this week, as we set a world record kayaking 151 miles in 24 hours, then build an Ark to help save all of the world’s animals, teach pandas to breed successfully, and finally, rekindle old friendships with indigenous people in Nepal after 45 years apart.

Was Hubble a DeLorean in Another Life?

Sometimes it must seem like the Hubble Space Telescope is a time traveler. Within hours of Hubble making headlines because it shut itself down due to a serious mechanical failure, mission scientists released a survey of galactic diversity based on new Hubble images. NGC 253, Sculptor Group galaxy, 13 million light-years away —Image courtesy NASA,…

New Discovery Provides Clue to How Iguanas Got to Pacific Islands

A new iguana has been discovered on Fiji, an island country in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Named Brachylophus bulabula (bula means “hello” in Fijian), the colorful new species joins only two other living Pacific iguana species, one of which is critically endangered, U.S. Geological Survey scientists said today. Brachylophus bulabula female on Kadavu…