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Unlikely Cute Animal of the Week: the Tasmanian Devil

Lucy Cooke | Posted 09.18.2012 | Green
Lucy Cooke

Tasmanian devils have had a bit of a bad rap in the PR stakes. First there's the name, which isn't exactly endearing, then there's the image of the Looney Tunes cartoon character -- a psychotic whirlwind of anger and aggression.

'American Gypsies' Throw Down Over Gypsy Law

Posted 07.18.2012 | TV

Viewers have already gotten a glimpse into the world of gypsy culture with "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding." Executive producer Ralph Macchio is ta...

10 Freaky Animals You Have to See to Believe

Lucy Cooke | Posted 09.15.2012 | Green
Lucy Cooke

2012-07-16-Screenshot20120716at1.16.26PM.jpgIn Freaks and Creeps, I head off to the farthest corners of the planet to seek out some of the strangest animals in existence.

'Turtle Boy' Sees Himself For First Time After Surgery

Posted 07.09.2012 | TV

Didier became known as "Turtle Boy" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on National Geographic) because of an 11-pound mole he had grown around his torso which resembled...

World's Weirdest Penis (VIDEO)

Lucy Cooke | Posted 09.04.2012 | Green
Lucy Cooke

I've just finished filming my new series, Freaks and Creeps for National Geographic Wild, in which I travel to the furthest corners of the planet to seek out the world's most bizarre animals and discover the secrets behind their oddness.

Lee Speigel

Send ET A Tweet! | Lee Speigel | Posted 08.09.2012 | Weird News

In a social media twist on "ET phone home," citizens of Earth are invited to participate in a global Twitter event to send a message replying to an un...

Lee Speigel

National Geographic Tasks 'Chasing UFOs' Team With Exploring The Unexplained | Lee Speigel | Posted 06.28.2012 | Weird News

For most people, looking for UFOs is more of a hobby than an actual occupation. Not so for Erin Ryder, James Fox and Ben McGee, members of a dynamic t...

New Theory Says Easter Island Statues 'Walked'

Posted 06.22.2012 | Science

For most, the mention of Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, the small, isolated island more than 2,000 miles off the coast of South America, conjures images ...

100 Years Of Change In The Antarctic

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 08.20.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Jean-Baptiste Charcot's expeditions are justly famous for their attention to the creature comforts of men and for success. He explored unknown areas of the Antarctic Peninsula.

James Cameron: What's Next

Mera McGrew | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green
Mera McGrew

Cameron's achievements within exploration are a reminder that in an era of technological advancement there are still many new frontiers left to be explored.

New Show Condemned By Religious Leaders

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 08.14.2012 | TV

LOS ANGELES — A TV documentary series about an Anabaptist community in Montana offers a "distorted" and contrived image, bishops representing th...

PHOTOS: When Volcanoes And Lightning Mix

Posted 06.12.2012 | Green

Images of volcanoes and lightning can be quite impressive on their own, but when the two mix, the results are nothing short of epic. These images, tak...

WATCH: Bat's Freaky Tongue Is HOW Long?

Posted 06.11.2012 | Science

By: Life's Little Mysteries Staff Published: 06/09/2012 12:01 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries A team of explorers for the National Geographi...

PHOTOS: Amsterdam's Shipping Container Homes

Posted 06.08.2012 | Green

From Brian Handwerk and National Geographic: (Click here for original.) Amsterdam student Rose Mandungu stands in front of a colorful apartment co...

Appetite For Destruction: 'Nature's Mongol Hordes'

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green

The common name "army ant" refers to any one of 200 species of ants in Africa and Central and South America that are known for their aggressive foragi...

'Wicked Tuna' Wraps Season With 1,030-Pound Fish

Posted 06.04.2012 | TV

"Wicked Tuna" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on National Geographic) wrapped its first season with a whopper. More specifically, the crew managed to capture a tuna...

LOOK: Boy Rides Shark, The Black Fall And Other Awesome Photo Contest Entries

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.29.2012 | Green

It's that time of year again: Entries from the 2012 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest are flowing in! While there are several amazing shot...

PHOTOS: A Wild Trip To The Sea Of Cortez

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 07.29.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

An impromptu trip to the Sea of Cortez finds wildlife galore.

WATCH: This Baby Koala Will Melt Your Heart

Posted 05.27.2012 | Green

We can't get over this video of a baby koala from the Taipei Zoo peeking out of its mom's pouch. According to National Geographic, a baby koala liv...

Why Being a Mom is the Coolest Job Ever

Melina Bellows | Posted 07.24.2012 | Parents
Melina Bellows

As I packed up to leave the conference, I found myself really, really missing my kids, ages 6 and 8. I considered calling them but hesitated -- sometimes they beg me to come home, which leaves me feeling tortured if I'm far away.

14-Year-Old First-Time Contender Wins National Geographic Bee

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.24.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- A first-time contender from Texas won the annual National Geographic Bee Thursday in Washington, claiming the top prize in a contest tha...

Ted Conover: On Traveling and Being Free Behind Bars

Ru Freeman | Posted 07.24.2012 | Books
Ru Freeman

It is a mix of journalistic integrity and personal generosity that has served him well and brought Ted Conover much attention for his in-depth reporting about the issues of our times.

6 Va. Men Recreating Justice's 1812 River-Scouting Trip

AP | Posted 05.23.2012 | DC

THURMOND, W.Va. -- Six Virginia men attempting to recreate Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall's historic 1812 river-scouting journey have tackl...

WATCH: Live TV From 60' Below The Ocean

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 07.22.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

"This is the best TV I ever watched. Real reality!"

Munch's Hidden Treasure

Posted 05.21.2012 | World

Edvard Munch could have used the cash. Although the Norwegian artist’s most famous painting just sold for $120 million at a Sotheby’s auc...