Table of Contents
New Clues to a Long Life
You want to live to 120? And stay healthy? Genetic discoveries could make that wish come true.
Wrangel Island was once thought to be a magical realm. That’s not so far from the truth.
The violent rule of Robert Mugabe has shattered a nation. But he cannot still the voices of the people.
A new atom is born. And then it vanishes. And the search for undiscovered elements goes on.
Turning Old Things Into New
Shrimp shells + silk protein = one of many freshly minted (and super-useful) materials.
Flying in the Face of Peril
Bears, snakes, and unhappy bureaucrats can’t stop Çaġan Şekercioġlu from saving birds.
China’s Grand Canal
The ancient waterway linked north and south for centuries. Nowadays it’s a tourist draw too.
This month, we consider the tricky balance between feeding the world and ecological equilibrium.
The Moment: Caught in Zimbabwe
Robin Hammond risked imprisonment and deportation to document poverty and oppression in Zimbabwe.
Decorate your desktop with beautiful images from this month’s issue of the magazine.
A 1950s photo shows Portuguese villagers harvesting seaweed for use as fertilizer in local fields.
Visions of Earth
Each month, National Geographic features breathtaking photographs in Visions of Earth.