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Preparing for an International Conference

From safety precautions to avoiding cultural no-no's, here's how to plan for an international conference with ease. Full story

101 Beetles Get Names from Phone Book

What do you do when you run across hundreds of nameless species of beetle in the wilderness of New Guinea? Full story

What we can learn from traditional societies

   The Cycle hosts are joined by professor and author Jared Diamond as they talk about traditional societies and what we can learn from them.

Today on The Cycle: Diamond in the rough

We live in a modern society with all the conveniences anyone could ask for. “Gathering Food” means going to the … Full story

Odd mammal may not be extinct after all

A critically endangered mammal thought to be extinct in Australia since the last ice age may still exist there, a new study suggests. Full story

Royal visit stalls in New Guinea

   Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were subject to an average man's stall when their vehicle failed to start during a visit to Papua, New Guinea. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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New Guinea yields 1,060 new species

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  Hoda ‘bugs’ out over long-legged katydid

Rick Schwartz of the San Diego Zoo introduces TODAY’s Hoda Kotb and msnbc’s Willie Geist to an array of unusual animals, including a long-legged katydid.

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