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National Geographic News
  Updated Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:25:19 -0000
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National Bat Week Pictures: Just in Time for Halloween!
Description: Celebrate National Bat Week by getting to know the world's only flying mammal.
DJ Spooky: Multimedia Mixes to Save the Planet
Description: Paul D. Miller synthesizes art, music, and data to spotlight environmental issues.
Mystery of Earth's Water Origin Solved
Description: Ancient meteorites reveal that our planet had plenty of water, right from the start.
Weird Animal Question of the Week: What's the Biggest Killer Plant?
Description: With Halloween around the corner, we take a closer look at Earth's biggest and nastiest carnivorous flora.
Killer Fungus Threatens Salamanders
Description: An Asian fungus is ravaging salamanders in Europe and could kill off populations in North America and elsewhere, researchers say.
Dwarf Galaxies Dim Hopes of Dark Matter
Description: For five years physicists have been tantalized by possible evidence of dark matter in the Milky Way's center. But new results from small satellite galaxies have complicated the story.
Watching the Multi-Million-Dollar Decision to Blow Up a Rocket
Description: A National Geographic staffer on the scene recounts NASA's decision to blow up a space station resupply rocket.
High Levels of Dangerous Chemicals Found in Air Near Oil and Gas Sites
Description: A study of the air near oil and gas drilling sites in five U.S. states found sometimes dangerously high concentrations of chemicals.
More Than One-Third of U.S. Shrimp May Be Mislabeled, Study Says
Description: A new Oceana study warns that much shrimp in the U.S. may be mislabeled, hurting sustainability efforts.
40-Year-Old Russian Engine at Heart of Rocket Investigation
Description: After a space station supply rocket explosion, reliance on refurbished Russian rockets raises questions.
Surprising Inner-City Frog Among 7 New Species Found in Asia
Description: A frog species from the inner city heads a list of newly described golden-backed frogs in India and Sri Lanka.
Should the Government Fund Only Science in the "National Interest"?
Description: Who decides which research gets funding? The U.S. Congress is fighting over whether politicians or scientists make the call.
Big City, Big Surprise: New York City's Newest Species Is a Frog
Description: A frog species escaped notice for decades, only to be discovered on Staten Island.
Asteroids Offer Stepping-Stones to Mars, Expert Says
Description: An expert has a new plan for traveling to Mars: Hop there from asteroid to asteroid.
National Cat Day Pictures: Our Favorite Felines Around the World
Description: In honor of U.S. National Cat Day, we pulled together our best Your Shot photos of pet cats worldwide, from a playful French kitten to a loving friend in Bulgaria.
Hubble Spots Jupiter Sporting a Spooky Shadow Eye
Description: Jovian moon's shadow plays on giant storm.
Halloween Inspiration: Scientists Wear Costumes to Study Animals
Description: From whooping cranes to pandas, it's Halloween year-round for scientists  who masquerade as animals to get closer to their research subjects.
Watch How Maggots Help Solve Crimes
Description: Researchers study when and how beetles and flies colonize dead bodies to learn more about establishing a time of death.
Amazon Warriors Did Indeed Fight and Die Like Men
Description: Archaeology shows that these fierce women also smoked pot, got tattoos, killed—and loved—men.
Cat Day: Archival Pictures of Felines
Description: What's up, pussycat? Photos of coy, cute cats from the National Geographic archives.
NASA Rocket Explodes, Aborting Mission to Resupply Space Station
Description: The explosion destroyed 5,000 pounds of supplies for astronauts and science experiments bound for the International Space Station.
Bird Embryos Can Discern Between Calls—a First in Nature
Description: Baby birds can discriminate sounds from different birds inside the egg—only the second species known to do so, a new study reveals.
What to Do About Pig Poop? North Carolina Fights a Rising Tide
Description: Pork-loving North Carolina faces challenges in protecting water from contamination.
When It Comes to Ebola, What Does Quarantine Really Mean?
Description: As governors scramble, the CDC outlines different kinds of isolation.
Africa's Lions May Be Deemed Threatened in U.S.—Will it Help?
Description: Lions may get protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act—even though all the wild populations are in Africa.
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