National Geographic Daily News

Friday, April 18, 2014

  • A photo of an injured sherpa lying in a hospital bed.

    Who Are the Sherpas?

    Mount Everest's Deadliest Day Puts Focus on Sherpas

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  • Giza Plateau, the Sphinx is looking over an urban sprawl in the dessert in front. Giza, Cairo. March 15, 2014

    Egypt's Population Boom Threatens Cultural Treasures

    Soaring population growth in Egypt threatens historical buildings, monuments, and artifacts.


  • A photo of an injured sherpa lying in a hospital bed.

    Who Are the Sherpas?

    On the deadliest day of Mount Everest's history, learn about the Sherpas and their crucial role in mountaineering.


  • A photo of Pompeii ruins with Mount Vesuvius in the background.

    Saving Pompeii

    The ancient town destroyed by Vesuvius is undergoing renewed rescue efforts.


  • A photo of a cherry blossom tree in Japan, against the night sky.

    Best Space Pictures

    A galaxy warps, auroras light up the night, and the moon turns blood red in this look back at the week in space.


  • A photo of a carnivorous sponge.

    New Killer Sponges Found

    The carnivorous invertebrates, discovered deep in the waters off California, use tiny hooks on their bodies to capture prey, a new study says.


  • Photo of a rhino shot by poachers.

    Drug Traffickers Turn to Rhino Horns

    U.S. undercover investigation nets an alleged rhino horn trafficker with ties to former Medellín drug cartel.


  • Photo of Neotrogla copulating.

    First Female Penis Found

    Four new species of cave insects in Brazil have sex-reversed genitalia, a "completely astonishing" discovery, scientists say.


  • An artist's illustration of the new planet, Kepler-186f.

    Earth 2.0? Promising Planet Detected

    It's just a bit bigger than Earth. It orbits a red dwarf star at the right distance. But does it have water?


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    Feed the World

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

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  • Teen Wonder: Taylor Wilson

    Teen Wonder: Taylor Wilson

    After achieving nuclear fusion at age 14, Taylor, now 19, is working with subatomic particles for solutions to nuclear terrorism and cancer.

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