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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.
“Firenados” aren’t that rare, but are rarely documented.
On International Orangutan Day, we take a look at these lovable tree-dwelling apes, whose numbers are plummeting fast due to deforestation.
The 2016 summer Olympics in Brazil could make the rich richer and the poor poorer, an author says, but even so it should be a good party.
An eclectic mix of people moved into New Orleans' most lead-tainted neighborhoods after the 2005 hurricane. Now parents and volunteers are cleaning up yards, schools, parks.
2016 Indianapolis Prize nominees include nearly a dozen National Geographic explorers.
The oil and gas sector will have to clamp down on the greenhouse gas at new facilities.
Risk of deadly disease is low, but squirrel deaths in park raise alarm.
A fossil site in the Republic of Georgia yields clues to humankind’s first missiles.
Scientists studying olive ridley sea turtles in Costa Rica recently helped the injured reptile.