National Geographic

43 articles
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Homo Naledi

The discovery of a new human ancestor, hidden in a hard-to-access cave.

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Thinking Like a Dolphin

The question for researchers isn’t “How smart are dolphins?” It’s “How are dolphins smart?”

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Moscow: Opulent, Overwhelming, and Pulsing With Power

It’s the “City of the Big Automobile,” raw and beautiful at once.

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Luminous Life

In the deep ocean, a swimming sea-worm called a “green bomber” can throw sacs of light when attacked.

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Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?

Trying to make sense our current age of disbelief.

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The First Year

A baby’s brain needs love to develop.

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Almost Human

On spear-wielding chimps who hunt for meat.

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The Nuclear Tourist

Visiting the site of the Chernobyl meltdown.

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Deadly Contact

When animals infect us.

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The Dogs of War

On America’s combat canines and their handlers.

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Wild Obsession

The perilous attraction of owning exotic pets.