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Mounting evidence suggests the legendary monarch’s burial chamber is hidden in King Tut’s tomb.
A technician wields a camera larger than himself, a photographer prepares for the field, and a “stripper” makes a map.
Jihadists in the ultraorthodox branch of Islam have been tied to terror attacks—including those in Paris—but most Salafists see politics as a distraction from religion. Photographer Paolo Pellegrin gained rare access to a group of Salafists in Egypt. Here is what he found.
Ancient sites in contested areas are more vulnerable to looting and destruction than those in ISIS-controlled territory.
The World Meteorological Organization says climate change has broken “symbolic thresholds,” days before international climate talks in Paris.
National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore tells us what inspired his project to document 12,000 captive animal species worldwide.
The booming trade in Indian star tortoises makes easy cover for nearly extinct Madagascan radiated tortoises and ploughshare tortoises.
The young arachnids, spotted in Tennessee, were throwing out silk to fly to new territory when wind likely grounded them, expert says.
An estimated fifty to sixty sharks were spotted churning the water off a popular beach.
Famous for his tomb full of golden treasures, the boy pharaoh was a pivotal figure in shaping the future of Egypt.
Forest clearing releases voluminous amounts of greenhouse gases. The carbon stored in the Amazon already has dropped by at least a third in two decades.
In Zimbabwe, there’s no effective way to track cyanide—and elephants are paying the price.
Explore the rapids, waterfalls, and islands of Southeast Asia’s Mekong river.
Some fish have evolved a strategy to hide in nothing but water and sunlight, a new study says.
Sunday's death of Nola raises the stakes for saving the rare subspecies.
The UN meeting will focus on developed countries’ plans to curb global warming, but it could give Africa money to embrace clean energy.
The roots of today’s massive wildfires, says historian and former firefighter Stephen Pyne, lie in the old misconception that all fire is bad.
An expedition to Tamu Massif in the Pacific Ocean finds some surprises.
Looking to spruce up your home? New options, showcased at this year’s Greenbuild trade show, could make it safer, prettier and more efficient.