TravelIntelligent Travel Celebrated journalist Todd Pitock started his family and effectively his working life in Johannesburg. He left in 1993, but having returned yearly since then, he now realizes Johannesburg
Indigenous leaders, conservation groups vow legal challenge. Canada's Yukon Territory announced on Tuesday that it has opened one of the largest unbroken wilderness areas in North America to mining and
A new survey reveals richest biodiversity, and new species, of amphibians and reptiles in Peru's Manú National Park. The snake Chironius monticola inhabits cloud forests at elevations of 3,300 to 10,500
Rocks from the iconic gorge provide the clues. To the untrained eye, the Grand Canyon might just look like one big hole in the ground. But to some scientists, the American Southwest's iconic gorge is looking
Unlike dogs, our feline friends treat us like other cats, author says. Since cats first got their adorable claws into us about 9,500 years ago, humans have had a love affair with felines. Today more than
Wildlife The black hole (white) sits at the center of the galaxy RX J1532. X-ray image (yellow) courtesy NASA/CXC/Stanford/J. Hlavacek-Larrondo et al. Optical image (purple) courtesy NASA/ESA/STScI/M.
Black holes do not have "event horizons" beyond which there is no return, according to renowned physicist. Black holes do not exist—at least, not as we know them, says renowned physicist Stephen Hawking,
Wildlife Humans aren’t the only animals that build intricate homes and other structures: The animal kingdom abounds with talented architects. From dams to nests to body armor, these feats of animal ingenuity
Changing Planet The year 2013 was a pretty good one for the last remaining patches of old forests in the world. Monstrous, forest-chomping companies like Asia Pulp and Paper and their relatives in the
National Geographic Young Explorers Grantee Alizé Carrère is researching an innovative method of agricultural adaptation in the Malagasy highlands that has emerged in the face of severe deforestation.
TravelIntelligent Travel Whether you’re exploring the Galápagos or visiting glaciers, South America is just the place to unplug from routine life. Consider staying at one of these lodges for a truly unforgettable
Vulnerable youngster at risk in captivity, expert says. A rare albino dolphin calf, rounded up in a dolphin hunt off of Japan earlier this month, is now on display at a Japanese whale museum, where experts