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We did it for Mother’s Day—now it’s time for equal treatment. In time for Father’s Day, what are the “best” and “worst” animal fathers? Best: Owl Monkeys Owl monkey fathers surely rank among the best. As seen in the video below, for many months after birth, the father cares for the young ones, with mom elsewhere….

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We did it for Mother’s Day—now it’s time for equal treatment. In time for Father’s Day, what are the “best” and “worst” animal fathers? Best: Owl Monkeys Owl monkey fathers surely rank among the best. As seen in the video below, for many months after birth, the father cares for the young ones, with mom elsewhere….

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Best and Worst? Mother’s Day is generally reserved for honoring our mothers, wives, and even grandmothers. But since we are National Geographic, why not take some time to honor animal mothers who excel at raising their young? And while we’re at it, why not point out other animal mothers who could use some coaching to do…

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After this weekend’s fatal avalanche accident in Colorado, National Geographic News explored avalanche safety tips. We embedded an avalanche video with that article, but we found more great videos on this topic, so we are embedding them below. Like weather and the chance for a thunderstorm, the probability of avalanches can be predicted. In the…

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According to local legends in Madagascar, the aye-aye lemur is a demon that can kill just by pointing a finger. That sounds mythical, but for insects inside tree trunks, there is truth to the killing part. The nocturnal aye-aye uses its multipurpose middle finger to tap forest wood in search of its meals (see above…

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Friday’s meteor strike over the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia allowed dashboard cams and people with hand-held cameras to capture some fascinating moments. Here are some of the best ones. The above video captures the sounds of glass breaking and car alarms set off by the meteor’s shock wave. (News Article: Meteorite Fragments Injure a Thousand…

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The Northeast United States’ historic weekend snowfall produced major headaches—knocking out power, cancelling school and work— but it also made for some wonderful video (not to mention great sledding). Lots of folks found ways to put Mother Nature’s fury into a lighter perspective (See blizzard photos from our readers). Here are our favorite videos: 1….

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