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A New Study Shows That Medical Marijuana Patients Are Beginning To Leave Other Medications Behind

A new study examined how medical marijuana patients use their medications. The study found that most continue to use cannabis alongside traditional …

What 7 Famous Ruins Would've Looked Like on the Inside When They Were New

How the Parthenon and Angkor Wat were meant to look.<p>Time is not kind to buildings—even the greatest ones like Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, England’s Roman Baths, and Greece’s Parthenon. But now we get a view into what experts believed seven marvelous structures once looked like thanks to the work of …

Scientists Think Dolphin Name Discovery is the "Coolest"

Male dolphins use individual names throughout their life.<p>In a video released alongside a fascinating new study, scientists are on a boat in the …

Moody Photos of South America's Natural Wonders

TravelPhoto Contest<p>See how this photo contest photographer found a rainbow of color and emotion on his South American road trip.<p>Moody landscapes, otherworldly topography, and ever-changing weather lured photographer and 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year contest entrant Guillaume Flandre to South …

National Parks

Discover Fascinating Vintage Maps From National Geographic's Archives

All Over the Map<p>More than 6,000 maps from the magazine's 130-year-long history have been digitally compiled for the first time.<p>Cartography has been close to National Geographic’s heart from the beginning. And over the magazine’s 130-year history, maps have been an integral part of its mission. Now, …

Maps

Evolution of the English Alphabet

Matt Baker, the creater of the Evolution of the English Alphabet chart, traced the English alphabet all the way back to Proto-Sinaitic in 1750 BCE. …

The One Odd Trait Most Successful People Have That Is Often Confused For A Weakness

Pain moves us. Comfort keeps us still.<p>This is why people color their hair or move to Costa Rica right after a breakup. It’s why people find the courage to start their own businesses only after they’ve been let go or burned by their old job. It is also why people find it so hard to initiate change …

Success

Scientists declare octopi life from another world

Evidence of the octopus evolution show it would have happened too quickly to have begun here on Earth. Published in the <i>Progress in Biophysics and</i> …

Biology

Ancient Rome’s Collapse Is Written Into Arctic Ice

Scientists can finally track the civilization’s economic booms and recessions—thanks to the exhaust of its massive coin-making operation, preserved for centuries in Greenland’s ice sheet.<p>On March 15, some time ago, several dozen famous politicians—sturdy men, duly elected senators who claimed to …

Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart's Upcoming Tour Is a Conservative's Nightmare

They’re hitting the road this June.<p>If you live in Boston, Houston, or El Paso, get ready for comedy fans to invade your town this summer. That’s because for a two-week period in June, Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart are going on tour together, playing seven dates in three cities.<p>Promoter Live Nation …

El Paso

Roman roads are STILL contributing to the spread of prosperity

The legacy of the Roman Empire can today be seen from space.<p>Satellite images show lights from prospering towns surrounding Roman roads that were …

Amazing Timelapse Featuring 130 Years of National Geographic Magazine Covers in Under Two Minutes

National Geographic released the first copy of their iconic magazine in 1888. To kick off their 130th birthday celebrations in 2018, they created an …

The tiny island the British traded for Manhattan

Banda Run is a place where history meets legend, where traditional ships still sail past live volcanoes to a forgotten island that once changed the world.<p>We sailed out of the Arafura Sea, through the Timor Sea and into the Savu Sea. Soon we'd be in the Flores Sea and then the Banda Sea – home of …

Rome remembers Emperor Trajan

Emperor Trajan is celebrated on the 1,900th anniversary of his death with a multimedia exhibition at Trajan's Markets in Rome.<p><i>By Martin Bennett</i><br>To …

A Scale Model Displays the Glory of Ancient Rome

Italian archeologist <b>Italo Gismondi</b> has spent over 35 years to reconstruct the huge model at a scale of <b>1:250</b> which shows the city of Rome in the 4th …

A Map Showing How the Ancient Romans Envisioned the World in 40 AD

We've all seen that famous <i>New Yorker</i> cover satirizing a New Yorker's distorted, self-centered view of the world: Manhattan occupies a good half of …

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

The hidden healing power of sugar

Doctors are finding one way that sugar can benefit your health: it may help heal wounds when antibiotics fail.<p>As a child growing up in poverty in the rural Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, Moses Murandu was used to having salt literally rubbed in his wounds when he fell and cut himself. On lucky …

News

This Is The Secret Meaning Behind The Devil's Number 666

It's a code for his real name.<p>We've all heard about the infamous number 666, which is rather cryptically referred to as the "number of the beast" in …

Empathetic people are made, not born, new research suggests

Empathetic people are made, not born, new research suggests.<p>The largest ever study into the genetic basis of empathy, suggests that just 10 per cent of the variation between people’s compassion and understanding is down to genes.<p>It means, the vast majority of a person's ability to recognise and …

Map of the Ancient Roman World from their perspective

Map of the Ancient Roman World from their perspective.

The Roman Empire in West Africa

At its fullest extent, the Roman Empire stretched from around modern-day Aswan, Egypt at its southernmost point to Great Britain in the north but the …

West Africa

Psychedelic healing: could magic mushrooms help reboot the brain?

Kirk never got over the death of his mother. When she passed away in 2011 after a long illness, the 47-year-old IT specialist kept himself busy by …

Mental Health

A Trip to “the Poopy Lab” In the Interest of Drug Development

GUELPH, Ontario—Outside of Emma Allen-Vercoe’s office is a bulletin board pinned with her team’s scientific papers since 2013. It’s the academic’s …

5 Overarching Principles for Coping With Negative Emotions

Learning how to respond effectively to negative emotions can help you move on from those feelings more quickly. There are lots of specific strategies …

Op-ed: The story behind the satellite that Trump wants dead

It’s difficult to describe all the ways this is stupid.<p>There were plenty of striking things about Monday's budget news, given that it contained lots …

A potentially powerful new antibiotic is discovered in dirt

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The modern medical era began when an absent-minded British scientist named Alexander Fleming returned from vacation to find that one of the petri dishes he forgot to put away was covered in a bacteria-killing mold. He had …

Microbiology

Watch Elon Musk Freak Out Over the Falcon Heavy Launch

Video<p>Unique footage shows the SpaceX CEO and his team in mission control in the moments leading up to the historic launch.<p>Video<p>On February 6, SpaceX made history with the largely successful first launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket—and National Geographic was there, right alongside SpaceX CEO Elon …

Falcon Heavy

A Continuous Tradition: The Roman Spa and Hot Springs of Bath

Over the years I have developed a mild obsession with Roman remains, seeking them out across Europe and elsewhere. But even better than ruins are …

Hot Springs

The olive oil the Romans loved

The oil produced from olive trees in Spain’s Castellón Province was once consumed by Roman soldiers.<p>In Castellón Province, Spain, you’ll see evidence of Roman life everywhere.<p>Stretches of the ancient Vía Augusta, which was the longest thoroughfare through the Iberian Peninsula during Roman rule, …

Oil & Gas Industry