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In his quest to better the world,Taylor Wilson captured the interest of Homeland Security and ended up with radioactive pants.
Some felines and many other animals can likely sniff out their kin—but what they think of them is another matter.
Tip your hat to cowboys from the American West and beyond with this roundup of photos from National Geographic’s archive.
Jan Pol, the 73-year-old veterinarian and star of the Nat Geo WILD channel’s hit series The Incredible Dr. Pol, grew up in the Netherlands. He first visited rural Michigan as a high school exchange student and then moved there permanently after veterinary school. He and his wife, Diane, started treating animals out of their home and today run a busy practice—even when the Nat Geo cameras are off.
The submarine once belonged to director James Cameron, who says it will dive again.
The first six months of 2015 were the hottest on record.
Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.
Earth's sunny side shines while researchers take a closer look at a mysterious mountain range on Pluto.
Fragments of an ancient stone monument reveal new insights on “Cold War” in the Maya Empire.
Tech titans like Bill Gates are helping fund a new generation of commercial nuclear reactors, some likely in China, as a solution to climate change. Will the new U.S. Clean Power Plan give them a boost?
Radiation from damaged power plant may be responsible for odd flowers, but there could be other forces at work.
Despite its cute and cuddly appearance, this little sea creature is actually a kind of slug.
Efforts to tame Florida’s invasive lionfish haven’t worked. Now these venomous fish are eating each other, though it probably won't reduce their numbers substantially.
We answer reader questions about the controversial method of extracting oil and gas known as hydraulic fracturing.
Conventional wisdom held that pythons and anacondas suffocate their prey. Instead, the predators cut off their victims' blood supply, a new study says.
Manuscript found by student may date to Islam’s earliest era.
Did more than one wave of prehistoric immigrants travel from Asia to America?