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A Conservation Strategy for Cheetahs in Zimbabwe

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>An adult cheetah at Hwange National Park. Photograph courtesy Julian Brookstein.<p>The cheetah, the fastest mammal on land. Who wouldn’t like to see this iconic species in the wild? With cheetahs having vanished from over 77% of their historic range this has unfortunately become …

Wildlife

Super Typhoon Haiyan Headed Toward Philippines

Super typhoon Haiyan looms as this year's strongest ocean storm.<p><b>A super typhoon expected to slam into the Philippines on Friday appears on track to become the strongest such storm to develop this year, meteorologists warn.</b><p>With wind speeds exceeding 190 miles an hour (305 kilometers an hour), super …

Weather

What's a Typhoon, Anyway?

Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are all the same weather phenomenon.<p><b>A powerful typhoon that will hit the Philippines on Friday has triggered mass evacuations from coastal and low-lying areas as the nation's islands brace for the storm's surge.</b><p><b>Super typhoon Haiyan, or Yolanda, has strengthened</b> …

Weather

Elephant Wrestlemania

Changing Planet<p>We had a ringside seat for what I call “Elephant Wrestlemania” at Royal Malewane Game reserve in South Africa. It was an incredible day of elephant entertainment and play fighting. I interview Juan Pinto, Royal Malewane’s head ranger this week for my radio show, “National Geographic …

Wildlife

A Chinese Child’s Lung Cancer Is Linked to Pollution

An expert tells what is known about the impact of air quality on health.<p><b>An eight-year-old girl, living near a major road in the Jiangsu Province of Eastern China, has become the youngest person in China, and possibly in the world, to be diagnosed with lung cancer caused by pollution—the cause of</b> …

Pollution

Jellyfish Wave, Moons Dance, and Sun Winks

The Jellyfish Nebula "swims" in space, the dust settles on a Martian volcano, and a "greyhound" races through the cosmos in this week's best space pictures.

Astronomy

This Week’s Most Intriguing Discoveries

King Tut's unsolved death, shrinking mammals, and giant pigs make our list of the week’s key discoveries.<p><b>It's been a busy week at National Geographic.</b><p>From a rare hybrid solar eclipse to an important debut swim for a pair of tiger cubs, we covered it all. The week’s five key discoveries:<p><b>1. Global</b> …

Archaeology

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #52

Streamertails, kingfishers, lovebirds, boobies, todies, peacocks and pigeons! Please visit the new Wild Bird Trust website (www.wildbirdtrust.com) and become part of a journey that will change your life! You do not need to donate. You do not need to sign up for the newsletter. All you need to do is …

Birds

Katie Cleary & Peace 4 Animals Present “Give Me Shelter”

Changing Planet<p><b>Dr. Jordan Schaul reviews the ground-breaking, award-winning documentary Give Me Shelter produced by model/actress Katie Cleary of Peace 4 Animals and Director Kristin Rizzo. The film explores the lives of animals in a society that continues, despite progress, to abuse and neglect</b> …

Pets

Astronauts Capture, Tweet Constellations from Space Station

Changing Planet<p>ESA astronaut Andre Kuipers took this photo from the International Space Station on February 1, 2012. The Orion constellation, with the line of three belt stars, can be seen rising in the center, while the V-shaped Taurus constellation is visible on the right. Credit: European Space …

Astronomy

How You Shut Down the Nation's Longest Running Public Aquarium

Before the National Aquarium in Washington, D.C., closes, it needs new homes for its animals.<p><b>No one likes moving. Sorting through years of accumulated possessions that seem to have multiplied, packing oddly shaped knickknacks, and schlepping stuff up and down stairs can provoke nightmares, not to</b> …

U.S. Department of Commerce

Elvis the Dog Sniffs Out Pregnant Polar Bears

<b>For polar bear pregnancy tests, it’s all about the poop. Elvis the beagle is helping zoos around the country figure out if their polar bears are pregnant, and he gets it right 97 percent of the time. But Elvis has never met a polar bear. Instead, he sniffs samples sent to him from zoos around the</b> …

Polar Bears

Fossil Find Clears Up Big Cat Origins

Asian bones fill a big gap in the fossil record.<p><b>Don't miss our Google+ Hangout to Cause an Uproar with big cat experts, conservationists, and photographers on Tuesday, December 3 at 12:30 p.m. ET.</b><p><b>Paleontologists have long sought the answer to where and when big cats—mighty predators like lions,</b> …

Paleontology

Did Ancient Climate Change Spur Penguin Evolution?

A new study on the last common ancestor of today's penguins.<p><b>When did the earliest common ancestor of the penguins we know today first waddle the Earth, and why?</b><p><b>The question is surprisingly controversial, and may become more so with a new study suggesting a climate-change connection.</b><p>Possible dates …

Biology

Sea Slugs Stab Mates Between The Eyes to Get Them In The Mood

<b>The Marquis de Sade had nothing on this critter—a sea slug that makes out by stabbing potential mates between the eyes and, researchers suspect, drugging them.</b><p>Besides having a penis, the sea slug—an as-yet undescribed species from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef—is also armed with a hypodermic …

Biology

Steve Winter’s Journey to Tigers Forever

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>This week, wildlife photojournalist Steve Winter’s story about cougars appears in the December issue of <i>National Geographic</i>. He’s become the big cat guy—it’s the fourth species he’s covered for the magazine. This is a also a big week for him and me: our new book<i>, Tigers</i> …

Wildlife

New Theory: Hunter-Gatherers Domesticated Dogs From Gray Wolves

Study suggests hunter-gatherers in Europe were first to tame wolves.<p><b>Man's best friends may have started off as European gray wolves, according to scientists whose research is challenging earlier thinking around where and why dogs became domestic animals.</b><p>The finding, detailed in this week’s issue of …

Anthropology

New Caledonia Expedition: A Treasure Trove of Stunning Sea Life

Changing Planet<p>Yesterday we explored the remote Huon Island and its lagoon, and experienced the most vibrant refuge for marine life, including an incredible diversity of species. In this photo essay you will see the azure waters of the Huon lagoon, a little jack using a shark’s wave pressure to …

Melanesia