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Professor Wu, a critically endangered Chinese giant salamander, is the face of a new effort to save these creatures in the wild.
The U.S. Navy honors a late World War II captain of a ship that sank a German U-boat off Louisiana, based on new exploration.
Rosetta mission scientists grow hopeful for a revival of their stranded Philae lander.
Europe's hard-working Venus Express has finally run out of gas and will start to fall through the planet's thick atmosphere.
Countries vie for long-term development of Arctic's oil and natural gas.
Researchers are tracking the elusive predators as habitat loss pushes them closer to urban areas.
Zimbabwe reportedly has rounded up dozens of baby elephants from a national park for export to China.
NASA's Curiosity rover detects spikes of methane gas on Mars, puzzling scientists and pointing to surprising geology or perhaps microbial life.
Breeding the remaining northern white rhinoceroses with their cousins may preserve some of their genes, scientists say.
A Greenland shark, one of the world's largest shark species, pops up on deep-sea video and shocks scientists.
Tens of thousands of gallons of oil have spilled into the rivers and creeks of the Sundarbans, threatening tigers, dolphins in this World Heritage Site.
In 2012, Sombath Somphone vanished at a police stop. It was caught on camera. "They have to let him go," his wife thought then.
White House proposal seeks to improve enforcement of rules for seafood entering U.S.
Emerging Explorer Sanga Moses tackles deforestation, poverty, and health problems with cooking briquettes that burn cleaner than wood.
December diamonds crown the night sky, lovely sights for stargazers as the solar system's royalty dances.
Drawn by the male’s serenades, one lady frog after another comes to play house.
Compromise reached in Lima among UN negotiators, with much work remaining.
In honor of Monkey Day, National Geographic photo editors choose their favorite primate pictures from our archive.
Among a new book's revelations about the epic battle: Crystal meth was the German army's drug of choice.
Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.