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Photo by @amivitale #onassignment in #Uganda. Maria, who was forced into marriage at 10 years old, juggles teaching 34 young, energetic children plus her own toddler vying for her attention in Northern Uganda. She is just one of the many #women whose lives have been empowered through the incredible
Mystery solved: Why is this supernova superbright?
Oldest known pterodactyl discovered in China:
Is the climbing season over on Everest? 6 expedition cancel plans to summit mountain:
How do dogs fit in so well with human families?
What happens when oil spills in the Arctic?
Photo: @ivankphoto ¡Expo 13! ¡Gachet (@kchete77) y Kashinsky! ¡Retrospectiva! Ileana Viteri Galería de Arte/ Hoy a las 19:00/ Quito, Ecuador. ¡Estás invitado a la inauguración! Av. González Suárez N31-150. This image was taken in 2007 while investigating the toxic waste left behind by Texaco in the
Photo by @thomaspeschak. A green turtle rests in a coral crevice on Europa Atoll's steep drop off. This protected sanctuary in the Mozambique Channel is one the most important mating and nesting grounds for green turtles in the Indian Ocean. Unpublished photo from April 2014 @natgeo story. #turtles
Mule deer cross deserts, mountains on 150-mile migration:
Lake Mead and Las Vegas, Nevada. Video of an 18 frame panoramic photo by @peteressick. Las Vegas gets 90 percent of its water from Lake Mead. The lake level has been dropping so much of late that the water authority is building a new intake pipe at a lower elevation to temporarily fix the problem.
One hundred feet below London, old bomb shelters have turned into "farms:" #FutureOfFood
Photo by @BrianSkerry A large Bohar Snapper swims over a healthy coral reef in the waters off Vostok Island in the central South Pacific. From an upcoming story in @natgeo about the Southern Line Islands; a remote, uninhabited group of islands. Exploring the coral reef ecosystems here is like going
Sherpa Fund Print Sale - Today is day two of our one week only print sale to support the Sherpa families that lost loved ones on Everest last week. Please consider purchasing a signed print from This image "Sherpas on the Western Cwm" is one of the prints available for sale. Ph
Injured Sherpas recall deadly avalanche on Everest:
Photo: @ladzinski Caption: @andrewbisharat To climbers, the Gorges du Verdon is one of the most historically and culturally significant destinations, and is often called the "Grand Canyon of Europe." Even today, strong young climbers such as @mattsegal (belayed by @emilyaharrington) are returning to
Breathtaking image of Grand Teton National Park captured at dawn:
Hagfish slime could be used to create eco-friendly fabric:
Interactive: Monitoring landslides in the United States
Boudhanath Temple Nepal Photo by @salvarezphoto this place provides such a sense of peace and tranquillity to everyone who comes and walks a circuit around it. After the terrible week in the Khumbu I walked more than one... Leaving Kathmandu this morning headed to France on an assignment for @natgeo
The biggest threat to Mediterranean?
Photo by @amivitale. This photo was taken during a Fulani baby naming ceremony and the girls put on lipstick for the special occasion. There were a lot of fat babies there, despite this being a very dry and remote part of #Benin. The women told me it was because of a solar irrigated garden and how m
Map: History of deaths on Mount Everest
A lightning storm captured in black-and-white image: #YourShot
What's making duck-like sounds in the ocean?