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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.
Ocean scientist Elliott Norse says the White House is right to protect Pacific remote islands.
Dousing seeds with soil microbes speeds sprouting and promotes plant growth, teen biologists find.
White House announces expansion of national monument around remote Pacific islands.
Switching power plants from coal to gas will make us use more electricity and delay the dawn of renewables, a new study claims.
There's no new global strategy on climate change, but there were important developments at the summit, which attracted more than a hundred heads of state.
The White House is releasing high-resolution mapping data and providing training to improve the climate resilience of developing countries.
The first detection of water vapor in the atmosphere of a Neptune-size exoplanet is something astronomers feared might never happen.
In a doomed quest for Americans to be first to the North Pole, 11 men died. Against all odds 22 survived.
In advance of this week's UN Climate Summit, National Geographic photographers were among those whose work was shown on the side of UN headquarters.
The U.S. CDC says Ebola outbreak could increase dramatically in the next four months without intense, immediate intervention.
The Islamic State's assault on a Kurdish area in Syria heightens tensions with Kurds in Turkey, but eases them between rival Kurdish factions in the Middle East.