A tech-savvy art historian uses lasers to understand how medieval builders constructed their architectural masterpieces.
From a close-up of a spider to the first underwater color photos, these pioneering pictures capture the spirit of exploration.
Learn about these clever April Fools’ Day hoaxes and pranks, including the famous Swiss spaghetti harvest.
Two ancient quarries some 180 miles from the famed prehistoric monument have been identified as the source for stones in the monument’s inner circle.
The humble Bramble Cay melomys has disappeared from its island in the Great Barrier Reef.
In 2016, our photographer visited the heavily guarded—and completely empty—parts of the 2,000-mile-long U.S.-Mexico border.
Launched in 1977, the twin probes will likely outlive the sun. Find out what star systems they’ll meet as they head deeper into the galaxy.
There’s much more to America’s holiday bird than white and dark meat.
This Veterans Day marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. It was during the war that National Geographic Society began producing original maps.
The practice wasn’t new in 1812. But a map in a newspaper gave it a name that stuck.