Electronic versions of the rodents' bristles could one day help bots inspect oil pipelines and explore remote locations from the deep sea to outer space.
Watch a group of macaques run amok in a market, raid an empty kitchen, and ransack a bootlegger's cache. Then you'll understand where the phrase "monkey around" comes from.
It hasn't yet reached biblical proportions, but the plague of locusts currently infesting the resort town of Cancún has some residents looking to the heavens for help.
Efforts to protect manatees in the coastal waters of Belize stand to benefit the global conservation of the huge, sluggish marine mammals, a scientist says.
Four amateur explorers have discovered a mammoth cave in California's Sequoia National Park that scientists are hailing as a major find.
Scale to new heights with this year's winners of the Banff Mountain Photography Competition, and get the photographers' tips for how they created the award-worthy shots.
Get a sneak peek at selected photos of United States rivers, and learn more about the country's vital waterways.
Crocodile meat, lilly pillies, and other wild foods are leaving the bush for Australian supermarkets, creating business opportunities for Aboriginal communities.
Recent measles outbreaks in the U.S. are revealing the vulnerability of two groups, experts say: those given ineffective vaccines in the mid-1960s, and those refusing to get vaccinated today.
(Part one of a three-part series on the resurgence of diseases once thought wiped out.)
After 34 days in a Sudanese jail and charges of spying,
National Geographic journalist Paul Salopek landed in his home state of New Mexico on Sunday morning.
After New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson secured his release, Paul Salopek left Khartoum on Saturday on a plane bound for the U.S.
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson is flying to the African country to meet with its president on behalf of Paul Salopek.
National Geographic magazine's editor and others are also making the trip.
There are more species of venomous fishsome 1,200than all other venomous vertebrates combined, new research suggests.
This week: Pluto not a planet, "Atlantis" eruption update, jellyfish invasion, ant speed record, interview with Kilimanjaro's quickest conqueror, more.
Go behind the scenes as conservationists release a captive-bred giant panda into China's bamboo-covered mountains for the first time.