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50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

A Dozen Surf Resolutions

Opinion: Despite Changes, Mount Everest Is Changeless

A climber who scaled Everest 30 years apart ponders a changing mountain.<p><i>Editor's Note: This piece is adapted from the last chapter of the new National Geographic book The Call of Everest, available wherever books are sold.</i><p><b>Last spring I spent a month at Mount Everest Base Camp for a photographic</b> …

Chasing deadly storms, studying the Great Barrier Reef, monitoring Earth from the sky. We're bringing together leaders using the newest technology to explore our Earth. Join us for a live Hangout on Earth Day, April 22, with NASA and Catlin Seaview Survey. http://on.natgeo.com/17t9qb2

Exploring the Natural History of Polar Bears

Changing Planet<p>Icon of the Arctic, the polar bear thrives in the remote Arctic landscape of ice and snow. World-renowned polar bear scientist Ian Stirling offers his thoughts on the state of polar bears in the wild, the threats they face today, and insights from his recent book, <i>Polar Bears: A</i> …

The Leader of the Plaque: Iceman Ötzi had bad teeth

Human Journey<p>After a series of experiments, the Iceman mummy is refrozen in an Italian lab.(Credit: Robert Clark, National Geographic)<p>Ötzi the Iceman, the world’s oldest wet mummy, may have had many things in life, but a dazzling smile and fresh breath were not among them. A team of researchers …

Most Earthlike Planets Found Yet: A "Breakthrough"

New exoplanets are at right distance from sun to support life, scientists say.<p><b>Planet hunters are significantly closer to their goal of finding an "Earth twin" with the discovery of two planets similar in size to our own, astronomers with NASA's Kepler mission announced today.</b><p>The planets, described …

5 Surprising Facts About the Death Penalty Worldwide

Amnesty International's annual report reveals downward trend.<p><b>Amnesty International released their 2012 annual report on capital punishment this week, highlighting information on the differing ways countries handle execution around the world.</b><p>Here are five of the most interesting death penalty facts …

Modern Europe's Genetic History Starts in Stone Age

Scientists create the first detailed genetic history of modern Europe.<p><b>Europeans as a people are younger than we thought, a new study suggests.</b><p>DNA recovered from ancient skeletons reveals that the genetic makeup of modern Europe was established around 4,500 B.C. in the mid-Neolithic—or 6,500 years …

Surprising Discoveries From the Indus Civilization

Archaeologists say the Indus civilization wasn’t nearly as peaceful as popularly thought.<p><b>They lived in well-planned cities, made exquisite jewelry, and enjoyed the ancient world's best plumbing. But the people of the sophisticatedIndus civilization—which flourished four millennia ago in what is now</b> …

Two bull muskoxen size each other up. (Photo by Sergey Gorshkov) Russia's Wrangle Island was once thought to be a magical realm—see why: http://on.natgeo.com/1050VBi

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Penguin, South Georgia Island

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles