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What Bizarre Relics Tell Us About Presidents’ Lives

February 12, 2016 - 8:00pm
For Presidents’ Day, National Geographic investigates why we save such intimate artifacts of Washington and Lincoln.

The Presidents Who Gave Us Our Best Parks

February 12, 2016 - 3:00pm
A look back at which U.S. presidents deserve the credit for establishing some of our first, biggest, and most majestic parks and monuments.

Cave-Dwelling Giant Tortoises Are a Big Surprise

February 12, 2016 - 2:22pm
To get out of the midday sun, reptiles on the Indian Ocean's Aldabra Atoll have a never-before-seen strategy for keeping cool.

Week's Best Space Pictures: Dying Star Shoots Gleaming Jets

February 12, 2016 - 10:00am
A newborn star brightens up its dusty neighborhood, and a galaxy cluster bends passing light like a lens.

This Government Agency’s Job Is to Kill Wildlife

February 12, 2016 - 10:00am
An investigation in Harper’s Magazine this month documents indiscriminate and inhumane methods used to control predators on public lands in the West.

Mysterious Graves Discovered at Ancient European Cemetery

February 11, 2016 - 3:00pm
Archaeologists in Germany have uncovered the bodies of children and of one adult man who was buried, strangely, standing upright.

Watch: The World's Oldest Known Wild Bird Just Hatched a Chick

February 11, 2016 - 10:00am
Wisdom, the 65-year-old Laysan albatross, may even be a better mom with her decades of parental experience, experts say.

Trendy Victorian-Era Jewelry Was Made From Hair

February 11, 2016 - 10:00am
No one knew how to mourn like the Victorians, who weaved wreaths and jewelry from the hair of dead relatives.

Massive Tree Farms May Be a Really Bad Climate Idea

February 10, 2016 - 4:15pm
World-wide tree plantations, soil modification or bioenergy crops could add to the planetary harm of global warming, scientist warns.

Petition Seeks Ban on Trade in Fake Rhino Horn

February 10, 2016 - 12:00pm
Exclusive: NGOs express concerns that cultured rhino horn undercuts existing law and imperils wild rhinos.

This Bus-Size Whale Is Even More Unusual Than We Thought

February 10, 2016 - 8:00am
Scientists are starting to piece together the secret life of the little-seen Omura's whale, which has a peculiar diet.

2015 Had a Record Number of Shark Attacks. Here's Why.

February 9, 2016 - 9:15pm
Ninety-eight people were bitten by sharks last year and six were killed, but experts say it's not time to panic.

What Are the Odds a Meteorite Could Kill You?

February 9, 2016 - 6:13pm
A space rock accident reported in India raises the question of how common these accidents may be.

See New Discoveries at the Mysterious City of the Jaguar

February 9, 2016 - 2:49pm
More than 200 elaborate sculptures hint at the rituals and the tragic end of a lost city in Honduras.

How Do the Candidates Stack Up on Four Key Issues?

February 9, 2016 - 12:30pm
As the U.S. presidential race moves beyond Iowa and New Hampshire, here's our guide to how the candidates' compare on climate change, environment, renewable energy, and fossil fuels.

Intimate Portraits of Flint Show Frustration, Fear, Perseverance

February 9, 2016 - 10:00am
“For months we had city officials tell us that it was OK to drink the water. We all had different types of illnesses going on but we never thought it was from the water.”

Poachers Busted Following British Pilot’s Killing

February 8, 2016 - 5:36pm
At least three wildlife officials were arrested as part of investigation that has drawn praise from the pilot's brother.