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Inside Animal Minds
Brainy fellow creatures show that humans are not alone in their ability to invent, plan, or contemplate.
Iceland's Heated Debate
Icelanders are proud of their beautiful country. But now they face a challenge of protecting the environment while expanding the economy.
The God Particle
Physicists have high hopes for Europe's giant new atom smasher—they want nothing less than to crack the code of the physical universe.
Pioneers of the Pacific
An important archaeological find is helping experts piece together an enduring puzzle: how voyagers managed to colonized the vast Pacific.
A Himalayan kingdom trades poverty and isolation for "Gross National Happiness" and a daring move to democracy.
Remembering Alexandra Boulat
Friends share memories of award-winning photographer Alexandra Boulat, who passed away October 5, 2007.
Submit your photo, check out Your Shot jigsaw puzzles, and see reader photos published in National Geographic.
Decorate your desktop with beautiful images from this month's issue of the magazine.
Visions of Earth
Each month, National Geographic features breathtaking photographs in Visions of Earth.
Editor in Chief Chris Johns writes about his border collie, Millie, and insights into animal intelligence.
How to Help
Scientists at the Living Links Center study human evolution and the relation between primate and human behavior.