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Jane Goodall

Ethologist and conservationist Jane Goodall redefined what it means to be human and set the standard for how behavioral studies are conducted through ...

A Sunken Slave Ship and the Search for Answers

In Michael Cottman's new book, Shackles From the Deep, the history of the slave trade comes to life through underwater exploration, detectiv...

Case Study: The Amazonian Road Decision

The proposed Pucallpa – Cruzeiro do Sul will connect the Amazon’s interior to urban centers and export markets in Peru and Brazil. However...

Creating Social Change in the Peruvian Amazon

In the Loreto region of Peru's Amazon River basin, the Minga Peru organization empowers women to become community leaders.

Ask an Amazon Expert: Why We Can't Afford to Lose the Rain Forest

Scientist and National Geographic Fellow Dr. Thomas Lovejoy is leading a charge to combat deforestation and protect the Amazon.

Ask An Amazon Expert: What It Will Take to Stop Wildlife Trafficking

Juliana Machado Ferreira discusses the damage wildlife trafficking is causing the people, plants, and animals of the Amazon region.

Foreign Finances

Jason Alderman, the senior director of financial education for Visa Inc., helps students become financially responsible while traveling out of the cou...

What is a Robot?

Learn about the three essential ingredients that make robots special.

Robot: Geminoid F

This android robot looks just like a woman.

Robot: Robonaut 2

The first humanoid robot to go to outer space.

Robot: iCub

This humanoid helps us study the brain.

Word on the Via: Fortunata

Slavery was an accepted part of daily life in the Roman Empire. Almost all labor, whether in the city or on the farm, was performed by slaves, whose m...

Word on the Via: Tryphosa

Hair was a powerful marker of wealth and status for both men and women in the Roman Empire. Hairdressers were often called upon to create elaborate, i...

Word on the Via: Gaius Valerius Silvanus

Wood was one of the most important natural resources in the Roman Empire, and Roman carpenters were some of the most skilled craftsmen of their era.&n...

Word on the Via: Quintus Valerius Secundus

Rome built the largest and most powerful army the world had ever seen, but the life of a Roman soldier—thousands of them scattered across provin...

Date Which Will Live in Infamy

On December 7, 1941, Japanese planes and submarines attacked Pearl Harbor, the home of the U.S.’s Pacific Fleet. Daniel Martinez, t...

Hedges of Biodiversity

Historic English hedgerows foster biodiversity and peace of mind.

The Paradox of Undernourishment

The world produces enough calories for everyone to eat enough. So why are almost one billion people still chronically undernourished? The problem isn&...

Cooking Up an Education

The Freehold Regional High School District's Culinary Arts Academy gives students real-world skills in the restaurant industry along with a well-round...

Entering the ‘Door to Hell’

The Door to Hell is a continually burning crater located in remote Turkmenistan. Adventurer George Kourounis describes being the first person to enter...

The Geography of Food in Film

Nat Geo staffers weigh in with their favorite food movies.

Different Drummers

Friday enrichment programs make this North Carolina middle school stand out.

Data Drones

Unmanned aerial vehicles can be an efficient way to make maps and collect data.

Red Zone

France's Zone Rouge is a lingering reminder of World War I's Battle of Verdun.

The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck captures people’s relationships with the environment during the Dust Bowl.