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A map with a secret, a hidden fort, and remote sensing join forces to offer clues to the mystery of the lost colonists of Roanoke Island.
A South African journalist remembers life on the Mandela plane—and what it taught him about America.
As a major ice storm continues to lock the U.S. in a deep freeze, some areas may benefit from a system that can better predict storm severity.
Talk about a cool finding: You can tell the relative heights of others just by the sound of their voices, according to new research.
A 19-year study of lemon sharks shines new light on how they reproduce.
The rise in pitch at the end of sentences, known as "uptalk," cuts across genders and ethnicities, study says.
The much-praised Tesla Model S electric car is now the subject of a U.S. safety investigation of fire risk. Here’s what you ought to know about car fires, whether your vehicle is electric- or gasoline-powered.
Released in the middle of a turbulent political climate, Mandela's freedom was a beacon of hope but could not stop African violence and war.
This week, poisoned mice fell from the sky in Guam—a plan to wipe out invasive snakes. It's not the first time poison-from-above has been used as pest control.
Biologists use a range of techniques to help marine mammals in trouble, such as the pilot whales stuck in the Everglades.
National Geographic Editor in Chief Chris Johns remembers Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.Thursday
The civil rights leader rose from rural, apartheid-era South Africa to become country's first black President.
The largest fault slip ever seen—which touched off the Japanese tsunami—came courtesy of slippery clay that "greased the wheels," say experts.
Offshore wind farms could produce abundant clean energy close to coastal population centers. To critics, however, the towering turbines are unsightly and expensive.
Divers presumed that everyone on board a doomed ship had died. But a lone man survived for three days underwater, thanks in large part to an air bubble.
Two deaths in Arizona underscore challenges of large group skydives.
Ancient bones uncovered in Spain have yielded the oldest human DNA yet recovered by scientists.
Charles Czeisler, a professor of sleep medicine at Harvard, talks about the role that sleep deprivation plays in transportation accidents—and what should be done to address the issue.
One down, four more to go: Read about the historic submarines researchers would love to get their hands on, if only they could find them.
Two fatalities this year, and a string of attacks that triple the annual 20-year attack average, have Hawaiian authorities wondering what's happening in paradise.