National Geographic

Get Ready To Be Disappointed If You Think You’re Living Off The Grid And...

They Are Watching You—and Everything Else on the Planet. Technology and our increasing demand for security have put us all under surveillance. Is privacy becoming...

Inside The Murky World Of The Aquarium Trade

An eight-year undercover investigation has taken down poachers and smugglers raiding Florida’s coastal waters for corals and fish. MIAMI, FLORIDA.  It was the grouper that got...

Adventure In The Ancient Expanse Of Oman

Beyond the modern skylines of Arabia and into the ancient expanse of Oman on the trail of the horses that changed history. The Enchanted Horse The...

Inside The Shady World Of Butterfly Catchers

For those who capture and trade the delicate insect, the rules are intricate and the prize is mesmerizing. IT CAN BE a treacherous thing, hunting this...

Set Your Clocks; New Life Expectancy Numbers

If you're an average American, you'll live to be 78.6 years old.  Life expectancy varies widely from state to state and country to country. See...

Dubai’s Global Village Is Pretty Darn Fascinating

What will happen to the Middle East when oil demand dries up? It might start to look like Dubai. We know Dubai as the hyper-globalized financial...

Inside the Mystical World of Crop Circle Tourism

It started with a picture.  In April 2007, Monique Klinkenbergh stumbled across the image that would upend her life. Its composition—perfectly executed rings of...

Sleep Science: Where Does Our Mind Go When We Sleep?

Our floodlit society has made sleep deprivation a lifestyle. But we know more than ever about how we rest—and how it keeps us healthy. Nearly...