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Powerful genetic engineering technology could fight invasive species—but scientists warn that battle comes with risks.
The mapping methods for wheat, which contains a staggering 100,000 genes, were unusually labor intensive.
New USGS government maps extend earthquake hazard zones nationwide, including some surprising states.
Protecting habitat hasn't stopped the spotted owl's decline. Will shooting its rivals help?
Polar bears being forced on land by a lack of sea ice in Hudson Bay could stay alive by eating goose eggs and caribou, one scientist argues.
Researchers in southern Bolivia have discovered four new species of gopher-like rodents called tuco-tucos.
The inaugural National Geographic France/Dronestagram Aerial Photo Contest has chosen the best aerial photographs, from a bird's-eye view to a village from above.
Digging up the seafloor—which creates plumes of sediment—is bad news for coral reefs.
The ancestors of modern viruses might have provided the raw material for life as we know it, according to stunning new discoveries.
This July marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. It was during the war that National Geographic Society began producing original maps.
Modern hunger in America shows what has—and hasn't—changed since 1968.
Skeletons buried 2,000 years ago in Sudan had surprisingly few signs of tooth decay.
Go along with explorer George Kourounis as he becomes the first person known to venture into Turkmenistan's fiery, gas-fueled Darvaza Crater.
Parts of the state will experience "pain and poverty" as agricultural producers are hit hard, while officials roll out solutions to California's drought.
Mary Smith, a former senior editor at National Geographic, talks about sharing Jane Goodall's seminal work with a wider audience.
Officials at LAX recently seized 67 giant African land snails—voracious pests that live long, breed fast, and pose a threat to U.S. agriculture.
Spanish expedition maps trash in all five ocean collection zones for the first time and makes a discovery.
A four-winged dinosaur sported surprisingly long tail feathers, paleontologists report.
Droughts like the one unfolding in California don't offer the drama of deadly storms, but they can change society in profound and long-lasting ways.
What's for supper? In ancient Mexico, early Native Americans dined on elephant-like gomphotheres, archaeologists report.