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Drone Survey Identifies New Nazca Lines in Peru Drone Survey Identifies New Nazca Lines in Peru

Sometimes it feels like there is shockingly little we know about our own planet. Like, we literally missed some of the Nazca lines, perhaps one of the most recognizable and mysterious ancient landmarks around. Thankfully, archeologists have now found “new” Nazca lines, with the help of drones.

National Geographic Just Sent Me a Crystal Healing Water Bottle [Updated] National Geographic Just Sent Me a Crystal Healing Water Bottle [Updated]

Hi, National Geographic, it’s me, Ryan. I got your package today and I guess I’m wondering—why did you send me a pseudoscientific crystal healing water bottle with your name on it?

Explore 130 Years of National Geographic Covers in Just Two Minutes

One of the last magazines that’s still worth reading in print form, National Geographic has featured some fascinating stories over the years, but most of us likely pour through each issue to marvel at the photography. First published way back in 1888, the magazine celebrates its 130th birthday in 2018 and is kicking…

Leonardo DiCaprio Is Turning The Right Stuff Into a TV Series Leonardo DiCaprio Is Turning The Right Stuff Into a TV Series

Tom Wolfe’s landmark 1979 book The Right Stuff, famously turned into the 1983 film, is coming back thanks to Leonardo DiCaprio. His production company has just signed a deal to turn the book into a TV series on National Geographic.

Incredible Slo-Mo Footage Reveals Hummingbirds Are Truly Nature's Fighter Jets

Most birds get all the lift they need to fly with the downward stroke of their wings—meaning there’s no upward force being produced as they raise them back up. Hummingbirds, on the other hand, produce lift with both their upward and downward wing strokes, creating air vortices that the tiny birds use to fly with…

The Mars TV Miniseries' Biggest Problem Is That It's Trying Way Too Hard to Be Real The Mars TV Miniseries' Biggest Problem Is That It's Trying Way Too Hard to Be Real

National Geographic’s new TV miniseries Mars has a message for the people of Earth: Colonizing the Red Planet is not a pipe dream. In fact, it’s achievable within a generation. Unfortunately, in the first few episodes at least, that message smothers the show’s ability to tell a good story. Mars is much more enjoyable…

National Geographic Just Cast the Perfect Actor As Albert Einstein National Geographic Just Cast the Perfect Actor As Albert Einstein

Few scientists are as iconic, important or recognizable as Albert Einstein. So it makes perfect sense that he’ll be the focus of Genius, the first scripted series on the National Geographic Channel. Now, the team behind it, including producer Ron Howard, have found the perfect actor to play the role: Oscar-winner…

The Chaos of Racing Old-Timey Vehicles Is More Exciting Than Formula One

As the world’s premiere auto racing league, the cars that compete in Formula One are technological marvels. But watching what goes into racing vehicles from the turn of the century gives you a greater appreciation for what our ancestors had to deal with to quench their need for speed.

National Geographic Launches Face Swap Campaign, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?  National Geographic Launches Face Swap Campaign, What Could Possibly Go Wrong? 

Brands have been latching onto millennial trends in an attempt to stay current since the beginning of time, and it is almost always ill-advised. Unfortunately, National Geographic has yet to learn this.

The Coolest Images From National Geographic's 2015 Photo Contest The Coolest Images From National Geographic's 2015 Photo Contest

This year, more than 13,000 photographs were submitted to National Geographic’s annual photo contest. These 13 are the very best.

Five Striking Images Show How Solar Lanterns Are Transforming Life off the Grid Five Striking Images Show How Solar Lanterns Are Transforming Life off the Grid

For those who struggle to imagine life without a slew of wifi-enabled devices at the ready, it’s sobering to think that a billion people worldwide lack electricity. But that’s starting to change. As developing countries build the infrastructure needed to power major cities, the rural poor are pulling themselves out of…

National Geographic Is Now Owned by a Climate Change Denier National Geographic Is Now Owned by a Climate Change Denier

News broke yesterday afternoon that Australian media mogul and climate change denier Rupert Murdoch has purchased a majority stake in National Geographic, a magazine and scientific organization that has been staunchly non-profit since its first issue in 1888.

Here Are the Winners of National Geographic's Traveler Photo Contest Here Are the Winners of National Geographic's Traveler Photo Contest

This year, over 18,000 photographs were submitted to National Geographic’s annual Traveler Photo Contest. These ten are the very best.

Drone Captures Incredible Footage of Ancient Nubian Pyramids Drone Captures Incredible Footage of Ancient Nubian Pyramids

Another great thing you can do with drones—take stunning footage of ancient royal burial chambers. This National Geographic video offers an entirely new perspective on the Nubian pyramids that have stood the test of time in the Sudanese desert for over 3,000 years.

Facebook Now Puts Full Articles From Big Publishers in Your News Feed Facebook Now Puts Full Articles From Big Publishers in Your News Feed

Facebook has just launched a new service called Instant Articles, which allows media organizations to create interactive pieces which are hosted on Facebook’s servers and embedded in your news feed.

Cute penguins get angry too Cute penguins get angry too

If you thought penguins were just cute and adorable, this amazing photo—featured in National Geographic's Your Shot—of an Adélie penguin angrily confronting the camera may make you think otherwise. It was captured by Gordon Tait near Casey Station, Antarctica, while shooting a series of time-lapses.

Remarkable Video Shows Giant River Turtle Interacting With Hatchlings Remarkable Video Shows Giant River Turtle Interacting With Hatchlings

This National Geographic video taken by researchers using a shell-mounted "crittercam," capturing rare footage of a giant river turtle in Brazil's Amazon basin interacting with its hatchlings underwater.

​Stop-Motion Animation Explains How Ancient Romans Built Trajan's Column ​Stop-Motion Animation Explains How Ancient Romans Built Trajan's Column

Trajan's Column in Rome commemorates Emperor Trajan's victory over Dacian Wars in 155 bas relief scenes. This stop-motion video outlines the current theory on how the towering structure was built.

Man Interrupts Tortoise Sex, World's Slowest Chase Scene Ensues Man Interrupts Tortoise Sex, World's Slowest Chase Scene Ensues

Yes, tortoises sometimes try to chase things, and yes, it's every bit as hilarious as you'd imagine.

To commemorate 100 years of making maps, National Geographic's Cathy Newman has penned a fascinating summary of the organization's cartographic influence on not just nature journalism, but on history and science itself. To date, NatGeo has produced 438 insert maps, 10 atlases, dozens of globes, and 3,000 maps for the…

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