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Mystery Solved? How Birds Weather Turbulence

When turbulence hits, flying birds can’t fasten their seatbelts—so at least one species of eagle tucks its wings to stabilize flight, a new study says.

December 15, 2013: Paddling Through The World’s Biggest Rapids, Swimming in the World’s Coldest Oceans and More

This week, on National Geographic Weekend, host Boyd Matson joins guests as they paddle the world’s biggest rapids, dive in the world’s coldest oceans (at both poles), and walk “Out of Eden,” chasing our early human ancestors to the ends of the Earth.

Orville Wright’s Revealing Letter to a National Geographic Icon

There is no notation in the archives of National Geographic to indicate why Luis Marden happened to be at the dedication of Wright Hill, a memorial honoring the Wright Brothers in Dayton, Ohio, but one can guess. Marden, a legendary photographer and writer who worked for the magazine from 1934 to 1976, loved airplanes. He…