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Rare “supertide” forms temporary island in the English Channel.
Scientists pinpoint a compound in the marsupial's blood that neutralizes venom—could it help in the quest to create a universal antivenom?
In the latest in a series of occultations, the red eye of Taurus disappears behind the moon.
A bright star that appeared in 1670 was long assumed to be an explosion—turns out, it may have been a rare collision of stars.
It’s one thing to have a tolerant meeting with a wild wolf that goes on for a matter of minutes. But this went on for six years.
Living in Moscow can be terrifying and mesmerizing, says author.
It’s that vernal equinox time of year: From flowers to festivals, here are some of our favorite National Geographic photos of spring.
Photographer's "heart skipped a beat" when he caught the piglike animal on camera in the Atlantic rain forest.
A bat lighter than a coin and a monkey that fits in the palm of your hand are among the littlest of their kind.
Treasure hunters' coins and bracelets shed light on ancient Dacian culture.
Auroras paint the night sky green for St. Patrick's Day and a thermonuclear explosion flings debris away from a star in this week's best space pictures.
Photographer spent eight days in cave to make a viral video.
Scene from Brazil could be out of a horror movie.
Montana boy travels to the White House with his video on how climate change is affecting his family and community.
These folks are more than just passengers—they're flying to help scientists study a mysterious part of the upper atmosphere.
Scientists aboard the icebound R.V. Lance study the effect of warming temperatures on the Arctic.
More than 20 years after its discovery, the rare Ili pika was spotted in the mountains of northwestern China.
Nanotechnology uses human motion to power electronics and other devices—no charging cords or batteries needed.
Nephila clavata, a large, orb-weaving arachnid, has taken up residence in northern Georgia, recent research shows.
Francis S. Collins, a physician and the geneticist behind the Human Genome Project, is the director of the National Institutes of Health.