National Geographic News
Our new feature, Word in the News, begins with a look at the origin and meaning of the word "jihad."
Archaeologists working at the ancient city of Harappa have uncovered evidence of immigration but also great violence.
Nanotechnology could boost solar energy efficiency and cut costs. A slew of recent research is aimed at better capturing energy from the Earth's biggest power source.
In our latest picture we love, a worker in Brazil puts the finishing touches on a costume mask of Pope Francis.
After the Boston bombing, physical threats are waning, but verbal attacks go on. And social media has been a force for no good.
As locals and tourists celebrate the Jindo Sea-Parting Festival in Korea, we look at the science behind the "miracle."
Somali pirates have shut down crucial scientific research in the Indian Ocean off the Horn of Africa.
Construction materials can be expensive and building inspections infrequent in developing countries.
Hurricane Sandy left New York City's Gateway National Recreation Area in pieces, but there may be a silver lining to the storm.
The story of 27-year-old Jamphel Yeshi, a Tibetan who burned himself in protest against Chinese policies in March 2012.
Birds on a train, goats on a bus—see some of the weird ways animals get around.
New feeding strategy spreads among whales gathered to gorge on fish, says a new study—but is it culture?
A sports physician and psychologist share safety tips and ask why athletes push it to the limit.
Syria is suspected to have a large stockpile now, but chemical and biological weapons have been used since ancient times.
Archaeologists find evidence that refutes current theories on the origins of the Maya.
Celestial impacts may help scientists solve some of the ringed planet's mysteries.
Whether it's with a telescope or via the Internet, learn how best to see today's rare lunar event.