Table of Contents
Magical Mystery Hoard
An English field has yielded 3,500 gold, silver, and garnet objects. Who buried them, and why?
Walking With Reindeer
ATVs and snowmobiles help Scandinavia's Sami keep their herder heritage alive.
Rift in Paradise
Africa's Albertine Rift is rich in resources, animals—and crushingly violent conflicts.
To unlock the mystery of how Europe's 5,300-year-old mummy lived and died, scientists had one option: thaw him out.
A little-known federal law safeguards hundreds of America's wild and scenic waterways.
Photo Journal: Echolilia
A father uses photography to build bridges of understanding with his son, who has autism spectrum disorder.
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NOW: Retiring Shuttles
After 30 years of service, the remaining space shuttles head for retirement in museums around the country.
This month we visit Africa's Albertine Rift, a beautiful land scarred by violence, human need, and suffering.
NEXT: The Code of Zebras
An innovative software application allows field scientists to count zebra populations bar code style.
Flashback: Pearl Strivers
A 1938 photo shows a Mississippi River pearl diver wearing a homemade underwater breathing apparatus.
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Visions of Earth
Each month, National Geographic features breathtaking photographs in Visions of Earth.