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Watch What Happens When Scavengers Find a Several-Ton Carcass

Huge animals play outsized roles in their ecosystems—even in death.

Now This Is How You Find Disease Genes

When you read stories about scientists identifying a new link between Gene X and Disease Y, the underlying studies vary a lot in quality. At one extreme, you get papers which show that a variant of Gene X is common in a small group of people with Disease Y and not in healthy controls… and […]

Gorgeous Panoramic Paintings of National Parks Now Online

The iconic illustrations by Austrian artist Heinrich Berann have been digitized in high resolution for the first time, three decades after they were created.

Delusions of Infestation Aren't as Rare as You'd Think

More people are turning to entomologists to identify parasites they believe are crawling on their bodies, but which turn out not to be real.

Explore Historic Mount Everest Expeditions Through National Geographic Maps

Sixty-five years after the first climbers summited Mount Everest, we look back on our most stunning maps of the mountain.

Explore 100 Years of National Geographic Pull-Out Maps

A century ago, National Geographic magazine started creating supplement maps, designed to adorn walls and explore every corner of our Earth in intricate detail. Here are some of the best.

Discover Fascinating Vintage Maps From National Geographic's Archives

More than 6,000 maps from the magazine's 130-year-long history have been digitally compiled for the first time.

How an Obscure Religious Sect Mapped the Cosmos

The Muggletonians believed that Earth was the center of the universe—and made beautiful maps to prove it.

Fact or Fiction: Can You Really Sweat Out Toxins?

There are plenty of good reasons to work up a sweat. Detoxifying your body isn’t one of them.

Russians Were Once Banned From a Third of the U.S.

A 1957 map shows that Soviet visitors were barred from most of New York’s Long Island—and the entire state of Washington.

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