Three new snake species discovered in graveyards

AnimalsNative to southern Ecuador, the newfound serpents belong to a little-studied group of snakes that spend…

U.S. nuclear testing’s devastating legacy lingers, 30 years after moratorium

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Why do travel tales put people to sleep?

ByHillary RichardPublished September 21, 2022• 8 min read“Deep within the eastern slopes of the snow-capped Andes…

In a first, NASA Mars lander feels shockwaves from meteor impacts

ScienceThough nearing its end, the plucky InSight lander is still doing groundbreaking science—including the first observations…

Ancient Himalayan towers keep their secrets on a walk through southwest China

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Amid pandemic uncertainties, Latino immigrants put trust in their ‘promotoras’

ScienceCoronavirus CoverageFrom providing accurate COVID-19 information to advocating for testing and vaccination with cultural sensitivity, these…

The warriors of this West African kingdom were formidable—and female

ByRachel JonesPublished September 14, 2022• 14 min readCall it mere coincidence or a masterstroke of tourism-focused…

National Geographic Explorer Albert Lin uses knowledge as his secret defense against danger

ByCarlo ColomaProduced byNational Geographic CreativeWorksPublished September 14, 2022• 5 min readThere’s a certain whip-wielding, fedora-wearing archeologist…

How the Commonwealth arose from a crumbling British Empire

History & CultureExplainerBritain’s new king, Charles III, will take the reins of this organization composed of…

Low-calories sweeteners might not be as good for us as we thought

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