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A distinctly multicultural trading center grew rich on trade between east and west, until it rebelled against its most powerful customer.
There's little a person can do in the face of Africa's top predator, experts say.
To find intelligent extraterrestrial life, we might need to find proof of its demise.
Celebrate National Dog Day with these photos from around the world.
Diseases of the mind like Alzheimer’s help us understand what it means to exist or, conversely, feel as if we don’t exist.
95 years ago, women in the U.S. won the right to vote. But it wasn’t just handed to them—they had to demand it.
For the remote Naga tribes, a surprise accord with Delhi aims to end one of the world's longest-running insurgencies.
Through crowdsourcing and citizen science projects, the general public is making profound contributions to research. Can data visualization help make sense of this wealth of new information?
A nearly 109-year-old bottle was part of a tradition of dropping objects and instruments into the sea to study ocean currents.
Celebrating the diversity of protected lands on the U.S. park service's 99th birthday.
A recent study showing that black bear heart rates soar at the sight of a drone has some experts concerned.
Everyday objects, ordinary places and familiar symbols have taken on a deep significance for the author and others who survived the disaster.
The Cincinnati Zoo will send an ultra-rare Sumatran rhino back to Indonesia in search of a partner. The species is hanging by a thread.
The poop-hoarding insects have an amazingly advanced internal GPS that allows them to navigate by day or night.
The blind, hairless babies born recently at Washington D.C.'s National Zoo are completely dependent on their mothers—who can sometimes accidentally crush them.
Look for Venus as a "morning star," the moon with a stellar teapot, and—if you're more ambitious—a glimpse of Pluto this week.
The birth of not one but two pandas has increased the excitement at Washington’s National Zoo. But keeping them both alive will be tricky.
When the oyster farm, located in a national wilderness area, was closed, contentious debate erupted and divided a community.
The water’s fine for swimming, so plunge into our favorite photos of windsurfing, boating, and more from National Geographic’s archive.