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For Presidents’ Day, National Geographic investigates why we save such intimate artifacts of Washington and Lincoln.
A look back at which U.S. presidents deserve the credit for establishing some of our first, biggest, and most majestic parks and monuments.
To get out of the midday sun, reptiles on the Indian Ocean's Aldabra Atoll have a never-before-seen strategy for keeping cool.
A newborn star brightens up its dusty neighborhood, and a galaxy cluster bends passing light like a lens.
An investigation in Harper’s Magazine this month documents indiscriminate and inhumane methods used to control predators on public lands in the West.
Archaeologists in Germany have uncovered the bodies of children and of one adult man who was buried, strangely, standing upright.
Wisdom, the 65-year-old Laysan albatross, may even be a better mom with her decades of parental experience, experts say.
No one knew how to mourn like the Victorians, who weaved wreaths and jewelry from the hair of dead relatives.
World-wide tree plantations, soil modification or bioenergy crops could add to the planetary harm of global warming, scientist warns.
Exclusive: NGOs express concerns that cultured rhino horn undercuts existing law and imperils wild rhinos.
Scientists are starting to piece together the secret life of the little-seen Omura's whale, which has a peculiar diet.
Ninety-eight people were bitten by sharks last year and six were killed, but experts say it's not time to panic.
A space rock accident reported in India raises the question of how common these accidents may be.
More than 200 elaborate sculptures hint at the rituals and the tragic end of a lost city in Honduras.
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.
“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.”
At least three wildlife officials were arrested as part of investigation that has drawn praise from the pilot's brother.