National Geographic Daily News

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  • Travelers stop to look at Lemhi Pass, border of Montana and Idaho.

    Following Lewis and Clark

    A Family Traces the Trailblazers in the 1950s Using Original Records

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  • Photo of a Liberian health worker disinfecting a corpse after the man died.

    Liberia in Free Fall

    The country has more deaths than any other affected nation, prompting a quarantine and curfew in the capital.


  • A photo comparing the Marburg virus, left, and the Ebola virus, right.

    Marburg Treatment Shows Promise

    An experimental therapy showed success in monkeys with Marburg virus, offering hope for new treatments for related Ebola virus.


  • Photo of a lioness chasing a greater kudu.

    Lion Kills Kudu

    Two animals tracked by National Geographic researchers meet on an African savanna. Only one walks away.


  • Satellite photo of Antarctica.

    Antarctic Lake Teems With Life

    Biologists have discovered microbes thriving in a subglacial Antarctic lake that could be a model for life on distant worlds.


  • Photo of a Neanderthal jaw bone with teeth intact.

    Neanderthal Disappearance Recalibrated

    Neanderthals and modern people overlapped in mosaic fashion for thousands of years, improved dating reveals.


  • A photo of a whooping crane in Texas.

    Why Extinction Matters

    We seem indifferent to the mass extinction we're causing, yet we lose a part of ourselves when another animal dies out.


  • Photo of the Carina-Sagittarius spiral arm in the Milky Way galaxy.

    Dramatic New Photo of Star Factories

    Astronomers at the La Silla Observatory in Chile have captured a stunning new photo of the Carina-Sagittarius spiral arm, a booming star nursery in the Milky Way galaxy.


  • A photo of three Magellanic Penguins who were conceived by artificial insemination.

    Saving Endangered Species

    Artificial insemination is one way researchers are trying to help manage endangered species in captivity and in the wild.


  • Photo of a boa constrictor on a tree branch.

    How Snakes Climb Trees

    A new study investigates how snakes use their grip to climbing trees.


  • Photo of a family looking at a cheetah at the zoo.

    Jerusalem Zoo Transcends Conflict

    Surrounded by war, Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo is an island of sanity in a complicated reality.


  • Photo of a coal train in Arkansas near the White Bluff power plant.

    Arkansas's Tough Carbon Target

    Under a proposed EPA rule, state officials will have to cut carbon emissions by nearly 45 percent—one of the highest targets in the country.

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    How to Feed Our Growing Planet

    National Geographic explores how we can feed the growing population without overwhelming the planet in our food series.

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