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Camping in Churches: the Accommodation Trend You've Been Praying For

If "glamping" makes your skin crawl, but you're not quite ready to pitch your own tent, "champing," a heavenly new camping portmanteau, might just be …

Cyborg turtle gets 3D printed beak after propeller injury

Loggerhead turtle AKUT3 has been given a state-of-the-art 3D printed titanium jaw after being injured by a boat propeller<p>With its ultra-strong titanium jaw it looks like a creature from a science fiction novel, but this turtle is the latest animal to benefit from 3D printing technology.<p>The …

Cyborgs

5 tips to make you a great hiking guide

<b>1. Learn people’s names</b> <br>It’s the least you can do! And when you need it, calling someone by their name gets their attention. <b><br>2. Involve the group</b> <br>Get …

June 2015

First In Fish: 'Fully Warmblooded' Moonfish Prowls The Deep Seas

Over decades of studying the oceans' fishes, some species have been found to have partial warmbloodedness. But scientists say the opah, or moonfish, circulates heated blood — and puts it to a competitive advantage.<p>"Nature has a way of surprising us with clever strategies where you least expect …

The father of all humans lived 239,000 years ago

Huge Icelandic study provides insight into the genome of a nation<p>By sequencing the genomes of 2,636 Icelanders — the largest set ever obtained from a single population — researchers were able to identify that genetic mutations play a role in everything from Alzheimer’s disease to liver disease. The …

This giant lobster ancestor was once the biggest animal on Earth

'It would have dwarfed anything else at the time.'<p>About 480 million years ago, the seven-foot-long <i>Aegirocassis benmoulae</i> swam about in the sea. The lobster-like sea creature used its flaps — swimming devices on its belly and back — and long segmented body to get around. And unlike many of its …

Picturing an Imaginary Animal Kingdom

Picture Stories<p>I first saw Simen Johan’s work at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City a couple of years ago.<p>I was totally struck not only by the beauty of the imagery but also by how much it expresses, in a very personal way, ideas about habitat, climate change, critical species, and man’s …

Top 10 Beaches

Travel<p>Get your feet wet with a list of postcard-perfect locations from the National Geographic book The 10 Best of Everything.

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Natural History Museum creates 'virtual dive' to take you on trip to the world's most spectacular coral reefs

A gallery space will be transformed with a bank of screens providing a 360 degree immersive experience<p>If a trip to the Great Barrier Reef is beyond your means this year, the <b>Natural History Museum</b> has a novel alternative.<p>The museum is creating a ‘virtual dive’ that visitors can undertake without …

Get Ready for a Superstorm of Creepy Critters: Invasive Species Are Hitching Rides on Extreme Weather

As climate change increases the intensity and frequency of hurricanes, there’s a new danger lurking below the waves. Not only do superstorms wreak …

Coyote finds old dog toy, acts like a puppy

A photographer spotted a coyote as it trotted into her yard and explored a toy left in the snow. What she managed to capture on camera is the beauty …

Quokka Selfies: What's the Deal With That Cute Australian Critter?

Weird & Wild<p>The smiling marsupial is a favorite photo subject for tourists on West Australia's Rottnest Island.<p>Until recently, many people outside of Australia had never heard of thequokka, a Muppet-cute (despite its beady eyes and rat's tail) marsupial with an irresistible smile.<p>But this week, …

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Why whales (and women) live long after menopause

Menopause is one of nature’s greatest mysteries. Most animals die around the same time they stop reproducing.<p>But killer whales are one of just three …

Best Trips 2015

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s India’s literary hub or Switzerland’s mountain majesty, these 20 go-now destinations will send you packing.

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A Delicate Chameleon Displays Vivid Colors Under The Microscope

One of 10 award-winning visualizations from the 2015 Vizzies<p>Photographer Elizabeth Marchiondo doesn’t often have the opportunity to handle organisms as delicate as this chameleon. “I’m used to photographing live aquarium scum through a microscope or wading through a lagoon to capture specimens,” …

What goes on inside a proton? | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

Quarks and gluons make weird slopes and shapes inside the proton. Understanding them precisely was important for the first results from Cern’s Large Hadron Collider, and continues to be so as we approach the restart over the next few weeks<p>I spent part of last week at a meeting in the Pyrenees, …