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The big problem with mini-pigs:
Photo by @tyronefoto (Tyrone Turner), Canal Street #latergram #portrait on a sunny day at the edge of the New Orleans Fench Quarter. @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety
Photos: Toxic fumes and ash erupt from Japan's Mount Ontake
Peruvian ecologist vows "you fight until you fall dead:"
Does Pluto qualify as a planet? Astronomers debate:
How did remote islands, now home to the world's largest marine reserve, come into U.S. possession?
Photo @ladzinski / The #Mississippi River is among the great rivers of the world ranking as the 4th longest and tenth largest on the planet. It's a beautiful sight, bustling with cargo, fishing, tourism, and boats of many shape and size. Seen here on a quite evening on old brick shores at sunset in
Why are so many of the stars we see single or double stars?
This week: Spot a cosmic swan, the "king of asteroids," and more
Human-caused climate change worsened heat waves in 2013:
Photograph by @JohnStanmeyer — After nearly a month on assignment for @NatGeo in Turkey, back on the farm to witness the colors of #fall combined with the most spectacular #sunset just now in the #Berkshires of #WesternMA #NewEngland - #3 on why I'm thankful and inspired to live in the Berkshire. #i
Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near Naple, Italy. The city is known best for the extensive destruction that occurred in 70 AD as a result of eruption from the massive Vesuvius that looms over the countryside. At the time the population of the town-city was about 11,000 people, most of whom w
Who will win their dream expedition? Vote now:
Urban environments are a refuge for bees:
A seat to share above a bend in the Yellowstone River near Emigrant, Montana. On assignment for @natgeo @natgeoparks @natgeocreative in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. iPhone photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder
Photo @coryrichards Imposing clouds above Indian Creek UT as @highsteph (Steph Davis) climbs the immaculate sandstone of Cyborg. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @3stringsproductions @prana @clifbarcompany
"Before me is an orca ballet, a feeding behavior that few people have witnessed."
We're eating better, but our diet is still unsustainable: #FutureofFood
Could a video game by the key to stroke recovery?
Peccaries love to wallow in mud:
Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). One of my favorite photos from my assignment in #Svaneti: surrounded by 13th century defensive towers and Illuminated by birch torches, villagers in Mulakhi pour alcohol on the graves of relatives in a midwinter commemoration called #Lamproba. Predating the arr
How Burmese elephants helped defeat the Japanese in World War II:
Scouting locations high and low for next years big tree shoot—part of National Geographic magazine's special coverage celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Video by @kengeiger, shot with the new @GoPro #Hero4 silver edition—awesome camera, now with a built in touch screen d
Photos: Japan's Mount Ontake volcano erupts
Sometimes you get up early, and everything comes together, like this sunrise in the Green Mountains of #Vermont at peak color. I wish it was always this way! Photo by George Steinmetz (for more go to @geosteinmetz) @thephotosociety @natgeocreative
Photos from the archives: A century of reading around the world
@paulnicklen on assignment for @natgeo 60 miles off the West coast of Vancouver Island where warm water currents from across the Pacific collide with the cold, nutrient rich water of British Columbia. With @cristinamittermeier and @sea_legacy. A blue shark slices effortlessly through the crystal c
China's "super cave" is world's largest cavern:
Photo // @jimmy_chin The Dawn Wall on El Capitan has thwarted numerous free climbing attempts over the years. @tommycaldwell and @kjoregson have spearheaded much of the effort, blood, sweat and tears on this giant nemesis of a route. One day it will go free.....Until then, Tommy and Kevin have thei
It's not to late: Vote for your favorite Expedition Granted project now!
Lions thrive during Kenya's dry season:
Photos: Urban Vikings take to the street
Would you take a one-way trip to Mars?
Watch: Tiny, robotic bees could change the world
Photo @ladzinski / Red sunset over a sea of ripely sand at Colorado's #GreatSandDunesNationalPark, home to the tallest dunes in North America. @natgeocreative @3stringsproductions #Earth365
Explaining the surprise eruption of Japan volcano where dozens are presumed dead:
Birds evolved from dinosaurs over tens of millions of years before finally taking to the skies:
Watch: Time-lapse of fireflies painting the sky
Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey) from the current issue of @natgeo magazine. At the Quiricoba Festival in Kala, in #Svaneti, men compete to lift a 400lb bell, with the goal of ringing it several times. See more photos from the mountainous region of #Svaneti (Georgian Republic) online or at @arg
Photo @coryrichards Adventure and exploration share a common thread of fear and a willingness to simply let go of our ideas of what we are and are not capable of. #sonnietrotter is no stranger to that space...never limiting himself to what he can't do, but instead believing in what he can do. I watc
Top 10 Oktoberfests around the world:
Dousing seeds with soil microbes speeds sprouting and promotes plant growth, teen biologists find:
Photos: Abandoned 28 years ago, the land around the failed Chernobyl power plant now teems with tourists