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A frog species escaped notice for decades, only to be discovered on Staten Island.
An expert has a new plan for traveling to Mars: Hop there from asteroid to asteroid.
In honor of U.S. National Cat Day, we pulled together our best Your Shot photos of pet cats worldwide, from a playful French kitten to a loving friend in Bulgaria.
Jovian moon's shadow plays on giant storm.
From whooping cranes to pandas, it's Halloween year-round for scientists who masquerade as animals to get closer to their research subjects.
Researchers study when and how beetles and flies colonize dead bodies to learn more about establishing a time of death.
Archaeology shows that these fierce women also smoked pot, got tattoos, killed—and loved—men.
What's up, pussycat? Photos of coy, cute cats from the National Geographic archives.
The explosion destroyed 5,000 pounds of supplies for astronauts and science experiments bound for the International Space Station.
Baby birds can discriminate sounds from different birds inside the egg—only the second species known to do so, a new study reveals.
Pork-loving North Carolina faces challenges in protecting water from contamination.
As governors scramble, the CDC outlines different kinds of isolation.
Lions may get protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act—even though all the wild populations are in Africa.
A week after a partial solar eclipse made headlines, Mars returns to the skies to dazzle skygazers.
Author revisits troubled history of Filipino tribe brought to America in 1905.
As Americans turn back their clocks to standard time on November 2, a debate rages about whether daylight savings is really beneficial.
Religion is humanity's most powerful binding agent, author says.
Ebola is the latest, but far from the largest, in a long history of infectious disease outbreaks.
National Geographic digs into its archives to find the most stunning and surprising photographs of volcanoes around the world.
The moon took a bite out of the sun on Thursday for an exciting few hours. See the results.