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John Krakauer calls current rehabilitation therapies medieval. Among his radical approaches: a cyber-dolphin named Bandit.
Dozens of hikers died after a volcanic eruption in central Japan over the weekend.
Japan's Mount Ontake, which erupted this weekend, belongs to a class of "stratovolcanoes," which form where one continental plates dives beneath another and are known for erupting at unpredictable intervals.
China now holds the world's record for largest cave chamber, a mapping team reports, overturning an old record.
A British "elephant whisperer" and his best beloved helpers waged guerrilla warfare and carried refugees to safety.
Peccaries are like pigs: They wallow. In the Peruvian rain forest, those mud puddles are wildlife magnets.
Now that kids worldwide have taken up their schoolbooks once again, we dug into the National Geographic archives for a look at reading around the world.
A recent debate at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics highlights the ongoing uncertainty over how to define the word "planet."
Viking reenactors from Foteviken, Sweden, descend on the nearby town of Höllviken.
How did remote islands, now home to the world's largest marine reserve, come into U.S. possession? The story is for the birds, the bats, and their guano.
An Indian digital activist and a student in Seattle designed a way to empower people in the remote forests of northeast India.
Consumers in many countries are adopting eco-friendly behavior, but others aren't ready to be green.
A Yale historian wants us to rethink the terrible tales about the Norse.
The sun sends out magnetic material, dust blows across the Atlantic, and the Milky Way arcs over the Himalaya in this week's best space pictures.
The Obama administration has created the world's largest protected area. Now how will it police these waters?
This tropical Eden in the Pacific Ocean is now a part of the world's largest marine reserve.
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Robert Wood says that medicine and agriculture can be transformed by micro and "soft" robots.
Since March, the Ebola virus outbreak has infected 5,864 people and caused 2,811 deaths in West Africa. With no proven treatment, the World Health Organization (WHO) is scrambling to halt an epidemic its officials say is unparalleled in severity, complexity, and scale—which is likely underreported. The current outbreak has had more cases and deaths than all previous outbreaks combined.
Slow and gradual evolutionary advances transformed dinosaurs into birds, a new study says—until they finally took off.
In California, a love-hate relationship between dust and snow may have surprising effects on the state's water supply.