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3 Surprising Discoveries From the Archaeology of Food

The archaeology of food is filling in the gaps between all the grand monuments and intricately crafted objects that occupied researchers and the public for generations.

Whales Surprise Baja Paddlers

The sudden appearance of two ocean giants didn’t phase grantee Justin DeShields: “I’m just like high off the experience of ‘oh my god there’s humpbacks just hanging out with us.'”

3 Things to Know About the Origins of Chinese Civilization

China is big and it’s been around a long time. Top archaeologists peel back the layers of history and reveal how it all got started.

The Illustrated Journey of Oregon’s Famous Wolf OR-7

In 2012, Wolf OR-7 became the first known wild wolf to enter California in 88 years. Now a beautifully illustrated map tells his story.

A Small Island Takes a Big Stand on Plastic

The Micronesian island of Yap banned the use of plastic bags to protect the local environment—and discovered additional benefits along the way.

Swimming Among Pilot Whales in the Far North

We are not yet in Greenland, nor are we near Canada. We’re right smack dab in the middle of Davis Straight. The water is nearly 9,000 feet deep and I’m suited up like an astronaut.

Scientists Witness Spectacular Flood Into the Red Sea

Somebody call Moses. Researchers have witnessed a remarkable Red Sea flood of their own.

Diving the Site of JFK’s WWII Shipwreck

While looking for bumphead parrot fish, it was striking to think of the future U.S. president, roughly at our age, brought for a very different reason to this same remote Pacific island.

Follow Humans Who Walk ‘Through the Prides’

In the first episode we meet a young woman desperate to reunite with her dying father in Mozambique. Walking through Kruger National Park might be her only option to do so.

Bombing Range Is National Example for Wildlife Conservation

Walking through a wildlife underpass from Nokuse Plantation to Eglin Air Force base feels like traveling back in time. This is some of the richest wildland in the U.S.

Mysterious Cave Art of an Island in the Arabian Sea

Socotra is known for its otherworldly plants and landscapes, but deep inside, its biggest mysteries are just beginning to be revealed.

7 Photos of Diving Among Humpbacks in Tonga

Every year, humpback whales travel some 5,000 miles from the cold waters of Antarctica where they feed to the warm waters of Tonga where they give birth and rest.

Methods for Maneuvering Through Spring Mud, Vol. 1

Tim Brtis outlines many a method for navigating one’s way through spring mud on the prairie.

Close Out Women’s History Month With Photographer Jodi Cobb

A legendary pioneer in photography answers questions about her career, inspirations, world travel, and her new tour.

Feeling the Ocean’s Beating Heart

In one single heartbeat, one immeasurably powerful pulse, the Indian Ocean has changed my life: On this expedition I had the most moving and beautiful dive. Moving—because we were riding the high-speed incoming spring tide that courses through Grande Passe, the main pass from the open sea into the Aldabra lagoon. At the turn of…