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Using satellite technology and the power of the crowd, I believe we’ll find and protect an incredible number of ancient sites, which could offer new clues into who we are as human beings.
A new species of bright-orange, fingernail-size frog found in a Panama rain forest is unlike any of its relatives, scientists say.
An ancient ant with a mite attached to its head is the oldest such fossil ever found, a new study says.
This week on National Geographic, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they summit Everest seven times, train for an Antarctic speed record, chase water while dodging cats in Africa, sing along with an astronaut, and overcome a traumatic brain injury.
Talk about a big discovery—a new tapir has been found in the Amazon, the largest land mammal discovered in recent history, a new study says.
A bristle-cage worm, a sea lily, and an orange octopus are among species hauled up from Antarctica’s Amundsen Sea for the first time.
Author Tony Horwitz explores the fascinating world of first contact between the two branches of the human family who were reunited on October 12, 1492.
It’s every scientist’s dream to travel to a remote, unexplored place looking for as many new and interesting species as they can find. This was a dream come true for the 15 Mozambican and international scientists, led by Piotr Naskrecki, who spent 3 weeks in the Cheringoma Plateau of Gorongosa National Parkin Mozambique. There couldn’t…
Eelpouts, rattails, and cusk eels were among the odd haul of species discovered during a recent expedition to the Kermadec Trench.
Talk about a web of deceit—biologist Phil Torres has found a spider that weaves a bigger decoy “spider” to scare predators.
From a genitalia-headed fish to a two-faced cat—it’s been a weird and wild year at National Geographic. Check out our editor’s picks of the oddest stories of 2012.
After a few false alarms caused by jets leaving Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the crowd was finally rewarded with a view of the low-flying 747, piggybacking Space Shuttle Discovery, en route to a Smithsonian hangar. Cheers erupted through the jammed road and park in front of the White House. The carrier roared across…
By Chris Combs for Breaking Orbit This is how it ended: We drove a few more miles, parked the car, stopped in at Cosmic Coffee for a cup of joe, and watched a bright speck sear its way out of sight. About a year ago, my partner, Rachel, and I had heard the nearly thirty-year-old…
By Christine Dell’Amore Christine Dell’Amore is participating in a National Science Foundation media trip to report on scientists conducting polar research near McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Antarctica has its share of superlatives–coldest, highest, windiest–and, I think it’s safe to add, the most unpredictable. Flights and plans are constantly canceled–a glaciologist I met at the McMurdo Coffee…