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The ancient bee nests suggest that the area around the La Brea Tar Pits was once moist and forested.
Palm trees should conjure more than just the image of a tropical paradise. This diverse family of plants has a rich history entwined with our own.
German photographer Klaus Leidorf captures a bird's-eye perspective on the way humans have shaped the world.
Rachel Sussman's new book of photography seeks to 'enhance and extend' both science and art.
When pristine natural areas are turned into nature reserves, what happens to the communities that surround them?
From preventing counterfeiting to lacrosse sticks to electric motors, these elements have improved modern life — without you even knowing about them.
The blood vessel networks in the arthropod provided the 'basic body pattern' for all its descendants through history, including currently living creatures.
The winner of a new video contest can join a 3-week 'hardcore sailing adventure' through North Atlantic garbage patches.
From the beginning of time, we humans have been the cause of many disasters. Here's a look at some of the most recent.
National Geographic's BioBlitz 2014 was a roaring success, but you don't have to wait until next year or travel out of your way to enjoy the fun of a BioBlitz. Here's how to have a one-person blitz.
At least 6 people died, and nearly 1 million were evacuated from the country's northern coast after the government issued a tsunami warning.
Volcanic eruptions caused a massive loss of plant and animal life, but abundance of methane caused a carbon dioxide overdose that deprived surviving organisms of much-needed oxygen.
Celebrate the beautiful moments in nature that only occur after the sun goes down.
Here's our list of 8 of the most spectacular — and entirely natural — painted hillsides in the world.
One of the dazzling/sobering entries in the 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition, this lotus-shaped fire station-in-the-sky deploys spray drones if fire breaks out under the forest canopy.
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