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Last feed update: Thursday September 21st, 2017 03:30:15 PM

See Massive Roman Mosaic Unearthed in England

Wednesday September 20th, 2017 08:55:39 PM Sarah Gibbens

Watch a Snake Stuck in the Nose of Another Snake

Wednesday September 20th, 2017 08:06:19 PM Heather Brady

Watch Baby Spiders Eat Their Mothers Alive

Wednesday September 20th, 2017 07:48:03 PM Austa Somvichian-Clausen

The Autumn Equinox is Here! Wait, What's the Autumn Equinox?

Wednesday September 20th, 2017 06:30:00 PM Rachel A. Becker
It comes twice a year and marks the first day of fall, but a lot of people don't understand this celestial alignment.

Alligators Attack and Eat Sharks, Study Confirms

Wednesday September 20th, 2017 06:25:44 PM Jason Bittel

How Climate Change Likely Strengthened Recent Hurricanes

Wednesday September 20th, 2017 02:24:00 PM Craig Welch

Duck Penises Grow Bigger Among Rivals

Wednesday September 20th, 2017 04:02:35 AM Jason G. Goldman

What Caused the Mexico Earthquake? Faults Explained

Tuesday September 19th, 2017 09:15:00 PM Dan Vergano
What was that you felt? Faults deep underground produce different kinds of earthquakes.

5 Videos Show the Irresistible Charm of Seals

Tuesday September 19th, 2017 06:50:41 PM Sarah Gibbens

Satellite Photos Reveal Hidden Alphabet on Earth's Surface

Tuesday September 19th, 2017 05:27:18 PM Betsy Mason

Talk Like a Pirate Day? Not Even Pirates Spoke Pirate

Tuesday September 19th, 2017 04:22:00 PM Ker Than
Arrrr you kidding me? Don't let it dampen your Talk Like a Pirate Day, but "walk the plank" and other buccaneer bon mots are pure pop culture.

Why It's Unlikely the World Will End on September 23

Tuesday September 19th, 2017 03:52:59 PM Michael Greshko

Why This Hurricane Season Has Been So Catastrophic

Tuesday September 19th, 2017 03:30:00 PM Michael Greshko

Ancient Maya King Found in 'Centipede Dynasty' Tomb

Monday September 18th, 2017 09:33:59 PM Sarah Gibbens

Why Some Young Europeans Are Joining ISIS

Monday September 18th, 2017 08:51:19 PM Austa Somvichian-Clausen

See the Wild Places That May Lose Protections as National Monuments

Monday September 18th, 2017 05:13:44 PM Laura Parker

Thousands Submitted Ideas to Our ‘Chasing Genius’ Challenge. These 4 Won

Monday September 18th, 2017 05:01:00 PM Christina Nunez

Dinosaurs Laid Blue Eggs—And That's a Big Deal

Monday September 18th, 2017 03:22:00 PM John Pickrell

Ancient Text Reveals New Clues to the Origin of Zero

Saturday September 16th, 2017 11:00:00 AM Sarah Gibbens

Sneaky Animal Sex—Are They or Aren’t They?

Saturday September 16th, 2017 04:02:16 AM Liz Langley
From corals to cichlids, some animals have sex you never even see.

Hidden Dangers Could Lurk in Your Next Meal

Saturday September 16th, 2017 04:01:00 AM Simon Worrall

Penguins Caught Feasting on an Unexpected Prey

Friday September 15th, 2017 09:53:00 PM Christie Wilcox

See the Last Pictures From the Cassini Mission to Saturn

Friday September 15th, 2017 12:41:00 AM Nadia Drake

'Forest Fairy' Joins as 7,000th Animal in Nat Geo's Photo Ark

Thursday September 14th, 2017 09:04:09 PM Heather Brady

These Small Animals Wiggle As One—Here's Why

Thursday September 14th, 2017 08:27:00 PM Sarah Gibbens

Hawk Escapes Hurricane Harvey by Car, Then Is Set Free

Thursday September 14th, 2017 07:35:00 PM Sarah Gibbens

See a Biologist Brave Eel Shocks in the Name of Science

Thursday September 14th, 2017 04:02:30 PM Jason Bittel

We’re Killing the Oldest Fish in the Sea

Thursday September 14th, 2017 04:01:56 PM Craig Welch

Why These Giraffes Are Completely White

Thursday September 14th, 2017 03:17:55 PM Sarah Gibbens

Electric Cars May Rule the World’s Roads by 2040

Wednesday September 13th, 2017 09:47:55 PM Stephen Leahy

Cave Explorers Find New Fossils of Mysterious Human Relative

Wednesday September 13th, 2017 06:47:15 PM Michael Greshko

See Lions Get Kicked Out of Their Pride in Rare Video

Wednesday September 13th, 2017 06:45:55 PM Heather Brady

Archaeologists Search Ancient Pyramid for Clues to Maya Underworld

Wednesday September 13th, 2017 02:41:00 PM Tom Clynes

See the Extreme Cost of Extreme Weather

Wednesday September 13th, 2017 02:33:00 PM

Here, Ivory Traders Exploit More Than Elephants

Wednesday September 13th, 2017 11:55:00 AM Jani Actman
The Baka of Cameroon know the Congo Basin better than most—including where to find elephants.

We Are Beginning to Decode Ring-Tailed Lemur Language

Wednesday September 13th, 2017 10:38:00 AM Joshua Rapp Learn

Is This the Face of Mary Magdalene?

Tuesday September 12th, 2017 11:07:57 PM Sarah Gibbens

See Bizarre ‘Lava-Like’ Landslide Tear Through Hillside

Tuesday September 12th, 2017 05:22:09 PM Sarah Gibbens

Famous Viking Warrior Was a Woman, DNA Reveals

Tuesday September 12th, 2017 05:20:00 PM Michael Greshko

How to Watch Cassini's Grand Finale at Saturn

Tuesday September 12th, 2017 12:00:00 PM Victoria Jaggard

Vote on More Than 40 Ideas for Improving the World

Monday September 11th, 2017 03:00:06 PM Christina Nunez

Conservation for the Future of the Family Farm

Monday September 11th, 2017 02:56:42 PM

Remembering 9/11 in Pictures

Monday September 11th, 2017 02:45:00 PM Becky Little

Get a First Look Inside a Newly Opened Egyptian Tomb

Saturday September 9th, 2017 01:46:00 PM Christina Nunez

Go, Baby! These Animal Babies Grow Up Without Any Help From Parents

Saturday September 9th, 2017 04:02:00 AM Liz Langley

Dogs Have Feelings—Here's How We Know

Saturday September 9th, 2017 04:01:00 AM Simon Worrall

See Rescued Lions and Tigers Re-Learn How to Hunt

Saturday September 9th, 2017 04:00:00 AM Sarah Gibbens

Can This Controversial Practice Save Ecuador’s Wild Frogs?

Friday September 8th, 2017 11:04:45 PM Sarah Gibbens

This Map Shows How an Overheated Ocean Made Irma a Monster

Friday September 8th, 2017 10:36:00 PM National Geographic Staff

Our Favorite Saturn Pictures From the Cassini Spacecraft

Friday September 8th, 2017 04:52:13 PM Victoria Jaggard

The True Story of the Most Intense Hurricane You've Never Heard Of

Friday September 8th, 2017 04:43:16 PM Willie Drye

How NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Met Its Fiery End

Thursday September 7th, 2017 10:09:00 PM Nadia Drake

Watch Daredevils Fly Into a Hurricane for Science

Thursday September 7th, 2017 09:17:53 PM Sarah Gibbens

Rare Video Shows Sea Angels' Graceful Mating Dance

Thursday September 7th, 2017 06:04:00 PM Heather Brady

Young Collectors, Traders Help Fuel a Boom in Ultra-Exotic Pets

Thursday September 7th, 2017 03:33:03 PM Rachael Bale
In China venomous snakes, rare crocs, and even sharks give young adults a way to stand out. But it comes with a cost.

Watch Rare Footage of Endangered Cubs in the Wild

Thursday September 7th, 2017 11:00:53 AM Austa Somvichian-Clausen

How to Save Your Pet’s Life in a Natural Disaster

Thursday September 7th, 2017 04:01:00 AM Carrie Arnold

How the Strongest Solar Flare in a Decade Is Affecting Earth

Wednesday September 6th, 2017 11:11:15 PM Andrew Fazekas

6 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About North Korea

Wednesday September 6th, 2017 06:40:00 PM Heather Brady

These Wild Cats Make the Weirdest Sound

Wednesday September 6th, 2017 05:56:05 PM Sarah Gibbens

Voyager at 40: Where Will the NASA Spacecraft Go Next?

Wednesday September 6th, 2017 05:52:00 PM Nadia Drake

These Dogs Vote by Sneezing

Tuesday September 5th, 2017 11:01:00 PM Traci Watson

How to Build a Category 5 Hurricane

Tuesday September 5th, 2017 07:28:21 PM Willie Drye

Can Computer Models Turn the Tide Against Flood Damage?

Tuesday September 5th, 2017 04:49:00 PM

Explore Life on 'Mars' in Our 360° Video Tour

Tuesday September 5th, 2017 03:22:19 PM

Earmarked for Cars and Cups

Tuesday September 5th, 2017 12:52:00 PM

Here's What We Used to Think Dinosaurs Looked Like

Saturday September 2nd, 2017 04:02:21 AM Simon Worrall

After Harvey, Are Epic Rains the New Normal?

Friday September 1st, 2017 11:23:59 PM Laura Parker

Planets Align, and 9 More Can't-Miss Sky Events in September

Friday September 1st, 2017 07:51:20 PM Andrew Fazekas

These Cats Have Unlikely Nannies

Friday September 1st, 2017 05:56:22 PM Sarah Gibbens

Storm of Strange Radio Bursts Emerges From Deep Space

Friday September 1st, 2017 02:04:25 PM Nadia Drake

New Amazon Species Discovered Every Other Day

Friday September 1st, 2017 12:19:15 PM Sarah Gibbens

Ancient Remains Offer Clues About Early Americans

Friday September 1st, 2017 03:24:32 AM Sarah Gibbens

You Can't Kill Bigfoot in Washington and More Odd Animal Laws

Friday September 1st, 2017 01:23:40 AM Liz Langley

Tapir Breaks Out of Zoo, Gets Stuck in Palace Pond

Thursday August 31st, 2017 06:48:00 PM Heather Brady

Mysterious, Brain-Like Blob Found in Lagoon

Thursday August 31st, 2017 12:07:36 PM Sarah Gibbens

The Renegade Scientist Who Taught Us to Love Gorillas

Thursday August 31st, 2017 04:01:00 AM Nina Strochlic

Watch 'Monster' Ants Attack Faster Than the Blink of an Eye

Wednesday August 30th, 2017 10:09:18 PM Carrie Arnold

See One of Earth’s Driest Places Experience Rare Flower Boom

Wednesday August 30th, 2017 10:04:12 PM Sarah Gibbens

Rare Triceratops Fossil Discovered at Construction Site

Wednesday August 30th, 2017 06:21:00 PM Sarah Gibbens

See How This Rooster Fought Off a Cobra

Wednesday August 30th, 2017 04:14:31 PM Heather Brady

Rare Wildcat Spotted in Texas

Tuesday August 29th, 2017 09:58:54 PM Sarah Gibbens

Hippos Save a Wildebeest From Crocodile’s Jaws

Tuesday August 29th, 2017 06:27:43 PM Sarah Gibbens

See the Haunting Ruins of a Prison Once Known as a ‘Living Hell’

Tuesday August 29th, 2017 06:03:42 PM Sarah Gibbens

These Are the Cleverest, Weirdest Mapping Ideas Ever Patented

Tuesday August 29th, 2017 02:40:07 PM Betsy Mason

Brewing a more Sustainable Future

Tuesday August 29th, 2017 02:07:11 PM

What It's Like to Come Clean on Your Own Deceptions

Tuesday August 29th, 2017 04:01:59 AM Heather Brady

Pictures of Rescued Pets: How They're Coping with Harvey

Monday August 28th, 2017 07:18:59 PM Carrie Arnold

Largest 'Sea Dragon' Fossil Accidentally Discovered in Museum

Monday August 28th, 2017 06:30:00 PM Sarah Gibbens

New Feathered Dinosaur Had Four Wings but Couldn't Fly

Monday August 28th, 2017 03:24:46 PM John Pickrell

Growing Better: Raising Corn in the 21st Century

Monday August 28th, 2017 01:49:00 PM

Harvey May Become the Rainiest Storm in U.S. History—Here's Why

Sunday August 27th, 2017 10:07:55 PM Willie Drye

Earthquakes Can Happen in More Places Than You Think

Saturday August 26th, 2017 04:01:31 AM Simon Worrall

These Adaptations Give Insects a Survival Advantage

Saturday August 26th, 2017 04:01:00 AM Liz Langley

Why Hurricane Harvey May Be Deadlier Than Other Storms

Friday August 25th, 2017 11:10:05 PM Willie Drye

Rare Video Shows Twin Waterspouts Spinning Over a Beach

Friday August 25th, 2017 07:53:26 PM Sarah Gibbens

Strange Stars Caught Wrinkling Spacetime? Get the Facts.

Friday August 25th, 2017 07:46:50 PM Nadia Drake

Mysterious Amazon Animal Seen Alive for First Time in 80 Years

Friday August 25th, 2017 07:39:24 PM Sarah Gibbens

Fish on Drugs May Help Cure Opioid Addiction

Friday August 25th, 2017 06:08:20 PM Heather Brady

Watch a Massive Avalanche and Mudslide Sweep Down a Mountain

Friday August 25th, 2017 04:52:06 PM Sarah Gibbens

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