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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.
They might not reach for a hanky, but some animals—including primates and dogs—have their own devices for clearing nasal passages.
Astronauts capture a light show over Earth and the Curiosity Mars rover has some fun.
For more than two millennia, from the Amazons to today, women have fought in combat.
How did a six foot whale skull get into a Virginia swamp?
Ancient Hebrew texts and Egyptian tomb paintings reveal the origins of our favorite summertime fruit.
After a Yellowstone grizzly with cubs killed a hiker, the park’s chief faced an agonizing decision—whether to let the bear go free or put her down.
With all eyes on the National Zoo's possibly pregnant giant panda, get the facts on what makes breeding the animals so difficult.
A scholar's brutal death at the hands of ISIS is a reminder that archaeologists can find themselves on war's front lines, protecting artifacts.
An unusual series of atmospheric conditions led to a colorful show.
Mark Thiessen captures each step of fighting a wildfire blazing in Northern California.
Scientists take a deeper look at decompression sickness in marine mammals.
The dramatic behavior, usually observed off South Africa, is rare for the eastern U.S., according to shark experts.