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The Last Paradise

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 11.20.2013 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Here in the new Galápagos airport on Baltra Island I'm reminded just how remote the Galápagos Islands really are. They're one of the last places on Earth that is totally wild and pristine.

LOOK: 'This Is Kinshasa, City Of Art, Where Travail Is Muse'

Posted 08.26.2013 | World

"Behold the artist." Amid the chaos of everyday life in Kinshasa, the artist has found one way to survive. This vibrant Congolese capital is home t...

Ah, Sugar Sugar

Renee Fisher | Posted 10.07.2013 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Life in the Boomer Lane's definition of a perfect ménage-a-trois would be to have sex with Now Husband, while another man spoon feeds her coffee Haagen Dazs.

PHOTOS: Inside The Life Of A Serengeti Lion

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.06.2013 | Green

National Geographic takes readers inside the world-famous Serengeti National Park in its August issue for a striking glimpse at the life of the Sereng...

LOOK: The Stunning Images That Won NatGeo's Travelers Photo Contest

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 08.01.2013 | World

National Geographic Traveler magazine has announced the winners of its 2013 photo contest, featuring stunning photography from around the world. Pl...

PHOTOS: Secrets Of The Maya Otherworld

Posted 07.20.2013 | World

Centuries after their decline, the Maya are still yielding their secrets to the world. Each day, scientists work to uncover another piece of the puzzl...

Rachel Tepper

National Geographic Photographer Arrested Taking Pictures Of Feedlot | Rachel Tepper | Posted 07.15.2013 | Green

A freelance photographer working for National Geographic was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor criminal trespassing in Garden City, Kan., The Associ...

An Artstic Approach To Inter-Faith Dialogue: The International Ramadan Photography Competition

Azeem Khan | Posted 09.08.2013 | Religion
Azeem Khan

International Ramadan Photography Competition is a unique and unprecedented 30-day visual celebration that aims to educate and enlighten millions of viewers around the world about the holy month of Ramadan through the art of photography.

PHOTOS: Are These The Coolest Grandparents Ever?

Posted 09.01.2013 | Fifty

Photos from most grandparents' pasts typically involve family barbecues in the backyard and game nights on the vinyl-slipcovered couch. But most grand...

In Close With Wild & Strange Galápagos Creatures

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 06.21.2013 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Galápagos wildlife is famous for lacking an instinct to flee human presence. Oftentimes sea lions will jump off the rocks where they're sunning themselves to swim with snorkelers. Blue-footed boobies will build nests in the middle of a trail.

First Look: Ginnifer Goodwin As Jackie O

Posted 06.13.2013 | TV

Ginnifer Goodwin is definitely channelling her inner first lady in this newly released image featuring the actress as Jackie Kennedy in National Geogr...

Duct Tape Prom Queen

Melina Bellows | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Melina Bellows

It's prom night! My date is 14,000 people and I'm wearing -- wait for it -- a duct tape ball gown. The party is a parallel universe where DJs fly through the air, glow sticks abound and the average height is 3' 6".

Do You Have a Case of Wanderlust?

Helen Davey | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel
Helen Davey

According to Wikipedia, "wanderlust is a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world." I suspect that if you're reading this, you are likely to have at least a mild case of this condition. Did you ever wonder where this feeling comes from?

PHOTOS: The Absolute Best Travel Photos

Posted 06.08.2013 | World

Every year, National Geographic Traveler Magazine organizes one of the largest contests for travelers' photos in the world. Hundreds of photographers ...

PHOTOS: Could This Be The End Of Norwegian Whaling?

Posted 05.30.2013 | Green

From National Geographic Magazine: In his five decades as a whaler, Kristiansen has weathered many a storm, both at sea and on land. He lived throu...

PHOTOS: National Geographic Goes To Everest

Posted 05.28.2013 | Green

From National Geographic Magazine: Everest has always been a trophy, but now that almost 4,000 people have reached its summit, some more than once,...

Unsupported Evidence

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 07.17.2013 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I've harnessed my girls every day of my life since eighth grade. When I told my mother that Jackie Young had winked and asked me what I had in my gym-suit pocket, she said it was time for me to wear a bra.

Beyond the Tea Party: How the IRS Is Killing Nonprofit Media

Dan Kennedy | Posted 07.16.2013 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Over the past few years the IRS has virtually stopped approving 501(c)(3) status for nonprofit news organizations. Even when applications for 501(c)(3) status aren't rejected outright, they are stacking up, unacted upon, for months and even years.

New Species in Polar Seas?

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

What had I seen? Was it a species as yet undescribed by science? In places as remote as the Weddell Sea, it is quite possible to come across unknown animals, but it is also very difficult to know for sure that what you have found is really new.

Michael Calderone

Look Who Won The Most National Magazine Awards | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.03.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -– National Geographic topped all other magazines by winning four prizes at Thursday night’s National Magazine Awards, the industry's mos...

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...