National Geographic Fieldwork

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From "fairytale" landscapes to gonad-eating wolffish, little-seen corners and creatures have come to light during the 114 photo missions of the Wild Wonders of Europe project.

June 26, 2009
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Scientists unravel the mysteries of handprints, a universal form of human expression spanning continents and millennia

June 26, 2009
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An archaeologist overturns assumptions about who may have decorated prehistoric European caves.

June 26, 2009
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The Taliban blew up Afghanistan's two known giant Buddhas in 2001, but is there a third? Archaeologist Zemaryalai Tarzi says yes, and he's determined to find it.

June 10, 2009
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Sperm whales have been filmed "elegantly" stealing cod from fishers' lines in Alaska, giving scientists a rare opportunity to learn about how these deep-diving giants hunt.

May 27, 2009
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From polar plunges to an urban Iditarod spoof, two photographers roam the U.S. in search of offbeat events that show "true human spirit."

May 20, 2009
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Texas seventh-grader Eric Yang swept the annual competition today with a perfect score.

May 20, 2009
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Watch the tense final moments of the 2009 National Geographic Bee as host Alex Trebek grills the finalists in Washington, D.C. Video.

May 20, 2009
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Scientists have discovered the first evidence of preindustrial mercury pollution from mining that took place in Peru more than 3,000 years ago.

May 18, 2009
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Long before the industrial revolution, long before the conquistadors set foot in South America, ancient Americans were mining mercury, a new study says.

May 18, 2009
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After a factory had found a 40-million-year-old whale fossil in a limestone kitchen counter, researchers investigated the stone's fossil-packed quarry, which could shed light on the origins of African wildlife. Video.

May 4, 2009
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Newly released photos reveal some of the subterranean wonders documented by a team of National Geographic Young Explorer grantees, who recently braved the depths of the Earth to map a 7,808-foot (2,380-meter) cave in Gabon for the first time.

April 6, 2009
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As tornado season touches down in the U.S., see a high-tech tornado chaser's stunning footage of twisters—and of lightning as you've never seen it, in superslow motion.

April 03, 2009
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In a phenomenon occurring just twice a century, tens of millions of rats decimate fields and forests in northeast India and parts of Burma and Bangladesh. The cause: bamboo.

March 20, 2009
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Pounding fortified beehives with big sticks and other tools, a chimpanzee group in Africa has been filmed using the most sophisticated honey-gathering methods yet seen among wild chimps. Video.

March 19, 2009

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