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Happy International#PolarBearDay ! Take a look at how cubs learn from their mom for two and a half years

Every Monday throughout #BlackHistoryMonth , we've been passing the mic to someone from the @NatGeo  family who highlights an aspect of history or their work. Today we're hearing from computer scientist @jovialjoy  who uses art and research in her #AI  work. 1/18

In 2020, the U.S. saw a more than 15 percent increase in deaths over the prior year, the highest year-on-year rise in deaths across the U.S. since 1918, which experienced both a global flu epidemic and the First World War

The analysis of the oldest domesticated dog remains yet discovered in the Americas reinforces the very long and deep bond between people and domesticated dogs

New River Gorge National Park and Preserve—the country’s 63rd national park—is well-suited to welcoming adventurers in a pandemic

Clutter can cause our bodies to release cortisol, the stress hormone associated with the fight-or-flight response

Enslaved Africans fled from the plantations of patriot planters during the American Revolution under protection of the British

How do you capture wild canyons in New Mexico’s backcountry with a broken camera? Find out on the latest episode of #OverheardNatGeo  “Deep Inside the First Wilderness

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"When scientists say bears are going extinct, I want people to realize what it looks like," says photographer Paul Nicklen

"We stood there crying—filming with tears rolling down our cheeks."

Sand cats are typically hard to find, but these adorable kittens—spotted in the Moroccan Sahara—were hard to miss

For over a decade, researchers searched in vain for another Hawaiian tree snail for George to mate with, to no avail. He died at the age of 14.

This man jumped into action when he noticed a small rabbit near the fast-spreading flames

Exclusive behind-the-scenes-footage follows Elon Musk in the moments before the Falcon Heavy launch

A newfound fossil tail is changing what we know about Spinosaurus—and stretching our understanding of how and where dinosaurs lived. For more iconic storytelling like this, subscribe to National Geographic:

Happy birthday Jane Goodall! Thank you for taking humanity further.

Just six light-years away, a frozen world seems to be orbiting a small, dim red star s