Why do pupils come in different shapes for different species?
July 19, 2016, 7:12 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
From vertical slits to horizontal dashes to W-shaped curves, pupils reveal something about an animal's niche in the environment.
5 ways to help coral reefs today (no matter where you live)
July 18, 2016, 7:01 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
Coral reefs are home to a quarter of all marine life on Earth, and they need our help.
How hummingbirds use spider silk to build better nests
July 13, 2016, 11:36 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
Spider silk is one of nature's most amazing materials, both strong and flexible — and hummingbirds know how to use it.
Swordfish lubricate themselves with oil to gain speed
July 8, 2016, 8 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
A new discovery illuminates a surprising adaptation that helps swordfish reduce drag as they slice through the water.
Bees have trouble foraging when air pollution rises
July 7, 2016, 8 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
A new study shows that as pollution breaks down the scent of plants, bees can't find their food.
Dashing fluffy foxes finish first in nature photo contest
July 5, 2016, 6:10 a.m. by Catie Leary
The winners of the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest have been announced!
Adelie penguins likely to experience significant decline by end of century
June 30, 2016, 10:42 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
As much as 60 percent of Adelie penguin colonies could be in decline by 2099 due to a changing climate.