National Geographic

National Geographic

Taking our understanding and awareness of the world further for 130 years

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"We appreciate tradition but also love to experiment and ask why we shouldn’t break the rules.”

It might be tempting to take plants for granted, but you'd do so at your own peril

Some images are so dense it's difficult to discern what's alive and what isn't #planetorplastic 

Though Poland paid to build the storage sites, its people had no idea their country was home to hundreds of warheads

Surprisingly, owning a cat had no impact on the ability of survey takers to interpret cat emotion

“For every Alzheimer’s study that doesn’t work out, or every new Alzheimer’s drug that doesn’t meet its end points, we learn something that moves us forward" #sponsored  @PhRMA 

The sharklike "Helicoprion" lived 275 million years ago and could slice its prey in two with its buzz saw jaw

"This photo was taken around midnight as I walked back to my tent," writes Your Shot photographer Jeremy Lee, who captured this dramatic scene of katabatic winds battering his campsite near Northern Victoria Land, Antarctica.

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The nearly complete skeleton belongs to Gnathovorax cabreirai—one of the oldest meat-eating dinosaurs in the world

The 2010s brought remarkable progress toward understanding the human body, our planet, and the cosmos that surrounds us


"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.

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

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

Happy #WorldJellyFishDay ! Enjoy the view of this incredible species, first recorded in 1909

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