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Are We Playing God? The Wisdom in Bringing Back What Is Gone

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

The essence of these verses is as relevant today as it has ever been. Do our choices enhance life for all of us? It seems to me the wisdom lies in letting the extinct stay extinct.

PHOTOS: The Best Travel Photos From Around The World

Posted 04.26.2013 | World

Every year, National Geographic collects the best travel photos from around the world. More than a thousand photographers have already submitted their...

Beth Stern: Howard And I 'Had A Lot Of Fun' After Reading 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.18.2013 | Celebrity

These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders." After a while, it's eas...

National Geographic Channel Gets A Reboot

AP | By DAVID BAUDER | Posted 06.11.2013 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — David Lyle, CEO of the National Geographic Channel, has seen enough of the letters to know how they go. The writer is typically a lo...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Your DNA Contributes To Humanity's Story | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 04.08.2013 | Science

Our human lineage is not actually linear. In fact, it's more of a branching tree, telling the story of our origins in Africa and our migrations throug...

Deep-Diving Director Makes Big Announcement About Sub

Posted 03.27.2013 | Science

By: Douglas Main, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/26/2013 12:43 PM EDT on LiveScience One year after James Cameron made a solo dive to the ...

Six Reasons You Should Chuck the Spa Vacation and Indulge in Exotic Myanmar (PHOTOS)

Susan Portnoy | Posted 05.25.2013 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

Whether you're a seasoned traveler looking for something new, or you just want a grand adventure, Myanmar (a/k/a Burma) should be high on your short list.

PHOTOS: Can Humans Bring Animals Back From Extinction?

Posted 03.21.2013 | Green

What would happen if humans could resurrect long-extinct species? In its April issue, National Geographic magazine focuses on the fascinating and c...

CritterCams -- The New Cinematographers

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment
Gini Graham Scott

Just about any animal can become a cinematographer these days. And as cameras get smaller, even smaller animals can join this select group. Perhaps one day we may even learn about the secret lives of hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and spiders from a tiny cam.

WATCH: 'Battle For The Elephants'

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 03.01.2013 | Green

A new special from National Geographic Television and PBS explores the brutal ivory trade and its effect on Africa's elephant populations. "Battle for...

Wild Adventures In Baja California

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 04.27.2013 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Just south of the international border in Mexico, the Sonoran Desert stretches to meet the Sea of Cortez. Remote springs and oases provide relief to an arid landscape of cactus and mountains, bordered by coastal wetlands and an ocean teaming with wildlife.

Steve McCurry Talks About His Career, Dying Twice and the Pirelli Calendar

Joy Yoon | Posted 04.06.2013 | Arts
Joy Yoon

For over three decades, Steve McCurry has traveled the globe capturing unseen conflict with his astounding images of war-torn Afghanistan and Iraq. His storied career has produced an incredible wealth of genuinely humbling images.

Art on the Road

Bruce Helander | Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts
Bruce Helander

A potential treat while driving across the country can be the discovery of offbeat town names, like Art City, Utah. Since I saw that one, I have kept my eyes peeled for more examples, and I have collected literally hundreds of crazy sounding places.

Geotourism: A Great New Reason to Visit Lake Tahoe

Pamela Mays McDonald | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Pamela Mays McDonald

When you hear the phrase "Lake Tahoe," what's the first thing that comes to your mind? If you said "skiing" or "casinos," you'd respond as probably 99% of Bay Area residents do. If you said "geography," or "sustainability", you'd be among the minority, but you'd be onto a great new idea.

'Discoverers on an Old Sphere'

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 03.29.2013 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

One of the hardest parts of preparing an article, and I think most writers will agree with me here, is getting the beginning just right. What's the right "point of entry" to the subject being discussed? What aspect of it should you address first?

PHOTOS: The Hat Dance Done Right

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 03.27.2013 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Much like the colorful courtship performance of a bird of paradise, the Jarabe Tapatío, the quintessential folk dance of Mexico, is a captivating display of form and flow.

Boy Scout Reality Series Deemed Anti-Gay 'Marketing Ploy' By LGBT Activists

Posted 01.24.2013 | Gay Voices

The forthcoming National Geographic series "Are You Tougher than a Boy Scout?" is generating a lot of heat in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgend...

PHOTOS: Author Of 'Sustainable Design: A Critical Guide' Chats With NatGeo

Posted 01.22.2013 | Green

From National Geographic's "The Great Energy Challenge" blog: We caught up with David Bergman, a green architect, professor, and author, who also s...

Our Greatest Adventures Are Ahead of Us

John Fahey | Posted 03.15.2013 | Science
John Fahey

The revolutionary tools today's explorers are using to "increase and diffuse" knowledge would have seemed like science fiction to our founders. These new technologies are opening up arenas of exploration never before possible, revealing details of cultures once thought lost to science.

PHOTOS: National Geographic's Most Iconic Moments

The Huffington Post | Shirin Barghi | Posted 01.14.2013 | World

It has been many decades since Gilbert H. Grosvenor, the first full-time editor of National Geographic magazine, spent a night beneath a giant sequoia...

And The National Geographic Photo Winners Are...

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green

The winning photo in the 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest does not disappoint. Photographer Ashley Vincent of Chonburi, Thailand, took home ...

Good News For Bill O'Reilly

Posted 01.03.2013 | Media

Bill O'Reilly's book "Killing Kennedy" will be made into a TV movie, multiple outlets reported on Thursday. After the cable channel turned the Fox...

The Top 10 Top 10 Lists of 2012

Zach Udko | Posted 02.26.2013 | Entertainment
Zach Udko

After surviving an unparalleled disaster that rocked us to our core (Lindsay Lohan in Liz & Dick), we pulled together as a nation of Thelmas and Louises, ready to boldly drive off the fiscal cliff together.

Best of 2012: National Geographic Photographer Paul Nicklen (VIDEO)

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.27.2012 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano


City Diverts 73 Percent Of Trash From Landfill

Posted 12.11.2012 | Green

From National Geographic's Dan Stone: (Click here for original story.) Pop quiz. If I asked you to name some of the country’s most innovat...