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"Extinct" Toad Rediscovered in Ecuador

August 31, 2015 - 10:00am
To biologists’ delight, the Azuay stubfoot toad, believed to be extinct after its last sighting in 2002, has just leapt back to life.

Even the Bottom of the Grand Canyon is Now Contaminated

August 31, 2015 - 10:00am
Fish and other creatures in remote stretches of the Colorado River are contaminated with levels of mercury and selenium known to harm wildlife.

Keith Bellows: In Memoriam

August 30, 2015 - 10:21pm
Former National Geographic Traveler Editor Keith Bellows was “the Will Rogers of travel, a guy who never visited a place he didn’t like.”

Keith Bellows, Award-Winning Editor of National Geographic Traveler, Dies

August 30, 2015 - 6:53pm
“A giant in the world of travel journalism,” Bellows was dedicated to cultivating travel as a powerful way to teach people about the world’s cultures and economies.

Pictures: A World Without Energy

August 30, 2015 - 10:00am
National Geographic's photo community created haunting images for this Great Energy Challenge assignment.

What Hurricane Katrina Can Teach Us About Leadership

August 30, 2015 - 10:00am
Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour says politicians shouldn’t withhold bad news. People need to know so they can deal with it.

Ten Years of Hurricanes and Tropical Storms in One Graphic

August 29, 2015 - 4:11pm
Hurricanes have largely avoided the U.S. coast since 2005, but there have been many serious storms and near-misses.

Charts Show How Hurricane Katrina Changed New Orleans

August 29, 2015 - 10:13am
Hurricane Katrina had lasting effects on the physical and social makeup of the Big Easy.

Bats and Sloths Don't Get Dizzy Hanging Upside Down—Here's Why

August 29, 2015 - 10:10am
Being tiny and moving slowly are key for animals who live on the flip side.

10 Pictures That Will Have You Running for the Fairgrounds

August 29, 2015 - 10:00am
At most any state fair you’ll find thrills and chills, not to mention prize-winning pies, porkers, parades, and plush toys.

Week's Best Space Pictures: Bipolar Stars and a Radio Phoenix

August 28, 2015 - 6:03pm
The sun illuminates icy fountains on one of Saturn's moons and wildfires rage around Lake Baikal.

See Which Animals Have the Most Enormous—and Tiniest—Babies

August 28, 2015 - 4:55pm
A giant panda mom is 900 times more massive than her baby, while a giraffe baby is one-tenth the size of its mom.

3 Timelines Show a World Turning Against Elephant Ivory

August 28, 2015 - 2:00pm
A 2012 story on the religious uses of illegal ivory spurred new efforts to save elephants. But the slaughter continues unabated.

What’s Next For the Orphaned Cubs of Dead Grizzly?

August 28, 2015 - 10:00am
Most offspring of problem bears end up in zoos. Is that the right place for them?

Oceans Will Rise Much More Than Predicted, NASA Says

August 27, 2015 - 5:30pm
Predictions from a few years ago already are outdated. “Sea levels are rising faster than they were 50 years ago, and it's very likely to get worse,” one scientist says.

How Female Frogs Get Tricked Into Choosing An "Ugly" Mate

August 27, 2015 - 4:15pm
Picking the right wingman could make or break the chances for a less desirable male túngara frog to find a mate, a new study says.

Beyond Katrina: 7 Portraits of Grit and Determination

August 27, 2015 - 3:15pm
New Orleanians describe the hard journey back home ten years after their beloved city was destroyed by floodwaters when the levees broke.

Baby Zoo Panda Dies, Showing Difficulty of Keeping Twins Alive

August 26, 2015 - 7:28pm
The National Zoo's strategy of continually swapping the twins between an incubator and their mother wasn't enough to keep one alive.

How Ancient Palmyra, Now in ISIS's Grip, Grew Rich and Powerful

August 26, 2015 - 5:15pm
A distinctly multicultural trading center grew rich on trade between east and west, until it rebelled against its most powerful customer.

Tour Guide Killed in Lion Attack Did Everything Right

August 26, 2015 - 2:07pm
There's little a person can do in the face of Africa's top predator, experts say.