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Struggle for the Soul of Pakistan
The nation's efforts to straddle the fault line between moderate and militant Islam offer a cautionary tale for the post-9/11 world.
Tales from the Bog
Using CT scans and radiocarbon dating, investigators hope to make sense of the bodies preserved in Europe's wetlands.
In A.D. 79, the world's most dangerous volcano buried the town of Pompeii. The next blast could be much bigger.
Discoveries in the Dark
Eyeless spiders, translucent millipedes, 175-year-old crayfish, and other odd cave dwellers face an uncertain future.
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Today more hidden cell phone towers are popping up around the country. Browse through our photo gallery.
Decorate your desktop with beautiful images from this month's issue of the magazine.
Visions of Earth
Each month, National Geographic magazine features breathtaking photographs in Visions of Earth.
Editor in Chief Chris Johns writes about the diversity of life in the world's peatlands.