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The Search for Queen Nefertiti Enters a New Phase

November 26, 2015 - 12:51pm
Mounting evidence suggests the legendary monarch’s burial chamber is hidden in King Tut’s tomb.

See What National Geographic Was Like Over 60 Years Ago

November 26, 2015 - 10:00am
A technician wields a camera larger than himself, a photographer prepares for the field, and a “stripper” makes a map.

Inside the World of Egypt's Salafist Muslims

November 25, 2015 - 5:02pm
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.

War, More Than ISIS, Is Destroying Syria's Ancient Sites

November 25, 2015 - 3:00pm
Ancient sites in contested areas are more vulnerable to looting and destruction than those in ISIS-controlled territory.

2015 to Be Hottest Year on Record

November 25, 2015 - 2:51pm
The World Meteorological Organization says climate change has broken “symbolic thresholds,” days before international climate talks in Paris.

Inside One Man's Quest to Build a Photo Ark for Animals

November 25, 2015 - 2:49pm
National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore tells us what inspired his project to document 12,000 captive animal species worldwide.

How the Growing Trade in One Tortoise Puts Others at Risk

November 25, 2015 - 10:00am
The booming trade in Indian star tortoises makes easy cover for nearly extinct Madagascan radiated tortoises and ploughshare tortoises.

Millions of Baby Spiders Create Giant Silken Blanket

November 24, 2015 - 4:01pm
The young arachnids, spotted in Tennessee, were throwing out silk to fly to new territory when wind likely grounded them, expert says.

Shark Feeding Frenzy Caught on Camera in Florida

November 24, 2015 - 3:26pm
An estimated fifty to sixty sharks were spotted churning the water off a popular beach.

King Tut: The Teen Whose Death Rocked Egypt

November 24, 2015 - 2:17pm
Famous for his tomb full of golden treasures, the boy pharaoh was a pivotal figure in shaping the future of Egypt.

It’s Not Just Coal and Oil: Forests Are Key to Climate

November 24, 2015 - 1:30pm
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.

How Black-Market Poison Is Helping Poachers Kill Animals

November 24, 2015 - 10:00am
In Zimbabwe, there’s no effective way to track cyanide—and elephants are paying the price.

To Dam or Not to Dam? 12 Photos of the Mekong River

November 24, 2015 - 10:00am
Explore the rapids, waterfalls, and islands of Southeast Asia’s Mekong river.

How Fish Make Themselves Invisible—Mystery Solved

November 23, 2015 - 4:05pm
Some fish have evolved a strategy to hide in nothing but water and sunlight, a new study says.

Only Three Northern White Rhinos Remain

November 23, 2015 - 3:50pm
Sunday's death of Nola raises the stakes for saving the rare subspecies.

How Could Paris Climate Talks Change Africa’s Future?

November 23, 2015 - 10:30am
The UN meeting will focus on developed countries’ plans to curb global warming, but it could give Africa money to embrace clean energy.

How Fire, Once a Friend of Forests, Became a Destroyer

November 22, 2015 - 10:00am
The roots of today’s massive wildfires, says historian and former firefighter Stephen Pyne, lie in the old misconception that all fire is bad.

Scientists Are Mapping the World's Largest Volcano

November 21, 2015 - 11:00am
An expedition to Tamu Massif in the Pacific Ocean finds some surprises.

10 Nifty New Things That Could Make Our Homes Smarter and Greener

November 21, 2015 - 11:00am
Looking to spruce up your home? New options, showcased at this year’s Greenbuild trade show, could make it safer, prettier and more efficient.