Category archives for Science
A new video suggests that these “perfect little urban warriors” may be smarter than their rural kin, a scientist says.
Octopuses, squid, and chameleons can do it. And now, it turns out that a fish can do it too. The rockpool goby is the latest animal discovered to have the ability to change their color and the brightness of their skin to blend in with their background.
A new expedition will investigate the untold sea life around the most southern islands in all of French Polynesia. Follow along with updates from the field.
Follow ASC adventurer Pericles Niarchos on an expedition to Pakistan, and deep into a crevasse to collect samples of glacial ice.
So-called whitespace technology will allow us to watch wild animals in real time in some of the remotest parts of the world, according to researchers.
This article is brought to you by the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP). Read our other articles on the National Geographic News Watch blog featuring the work of our iLCP Fellow Photographers all around the world. Text and photos by iLCP Fellow Jürgen Freund on expedition with iLCP partner, The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation. Onboard the M/Y Golden Shadow,…
This week on National Geographic Weekend radio, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they survive frostbite on the frozen continent, explore Haiti’s marine culture, bathe an elephant, bobsled with British champions, dance with Birds of Paradise, learn the Secrets of the National Parks, and discover what has been hiding in Vietnam’s jungles.
Eradication of an invasive species from an island must be justified by strong evidence of their negative impacts on the ecosystem, and confidence that those impacts outweigh any unexpected surprise effects which might occur. For invasive rats and mice these impacts have been already well documented globally. In some cases impacts of mice may be…
In late-August, we conducted a 17-day, 340km research expedition in dug-out canoes or “mekoro” across the Okavango Delta. It had taken us almost a week to get to “Out There Island” just 30min before this live Google+ Hangout On Air from the remote wilderness of northern Botswana. We were sitting in the middle of one of…
Springtime in Madagascar is only just beginning as fall blankets the Northern Hemisphere. It’s a busy, trying, unique and rewarding time to study pathogens in bats!
High-speed video and customized “snakebots” have revealed that a desert snake uses a highly unique slither to climb sandy hills, a new study says.
What better way to mark International Octopus Day than with a roundup of some of our favorite octopus videos. Watch as they battle it out with other sea creatures.
A mysterious mammal that waded through South Asian swamps 48 million years ago is a distant cousin of modern rhinoceroses and tapirs, a new study says.