National Geographic

The Tunnels of Gaza

The tunnels of Gaza are a lifeline of the underground economy but also a death trap. For many Palestinians, they have come to symbolize ingenuity and the dream of mobility.

Mexico’s Other Border

For many immigrants heading north, the first dangerous crossing is not the one into the U.S. It’s southern Mexico where the peril begins.

Miracle Above Manhattan

New Yorkers can float over busy streets in an innovative park.

Our Energy Challenge

Finding an alternative to fossil fuels and coal.

Paths to the Future

How to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy without breaking the economy.

The War for Nigeria

A bloody insurgency tears at the fabric of Africa’s most populous nation.

Carbon’s New Math

To deal with global warming, the first step is to do the numbers.

A Deeper Shade of Green

Transforming the idea of what “green” can mean.

The Search for Cleopatra

Archaeologists search for the true face—and the burial place—of the “world’s first celebrity.”

Last Days of the Rickshaw

Kolkata is bent on burnishing its modern image—and banning a potent symbol of India’s colonial past.

Gatekeepers of the Himalaya

Nepal’s Sherpa people prosper amid dizzying change as climbers and trekkers descend upon their mountain home.

Turducken Town

You’ll have to slow down for the speed trap, so you might as well stop in Maurice, Louisiana, for a bite to eat. Thanksgiving turducken, anyone?

The Colorado

A river drained dry.

Called to the Holy Mountain

The monks of Mount Athos.

The Man Who Took the Prize

A century ago Scott lost and Amundsen won—partly because he knew when to turn back.

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Opium Wars

A key step to securing peace will be to wean Afghan farmers off growing poppies.

Unburying the Aztec

The excavation of a sacred pyramid is turning up clues to the empire’s bloody rituals—but so far, no sign of its most feared emperor.

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Kings of Controversy

Was the Kingdom of David and Solomon a glorious empire—or just a little cow town? It depends on which archaeologist you ask.

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Echoes of the Heroic Age: Ancient Greece Part I

Modern archaeology hints that the fabled Bronze Age war of Homer’s Iliad may be more than myth.

Ascent to Glory: Ancient Greece Part II

In the pivotal Archaic Age and succeeding Classical Age, Greek cities became centers of creative energy where innovations in government, art, and science formed a base for Western culture as solid as pillars of stone.

Alexander the Conqueror: Ancient Greece Part III

Claiming descent from Greek heroes and gods, Alexander III of Macedon launched a campaign of conquest, vengeance, and personal glory that forged one of the world’s largest—and most fragile—empires.

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Shackleton: Epic of Survival

In 1915 on a frozen sea Anglo-Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton lost his ship and his dream of crossing Antarctica on foot. What began as a journey of exploration became a 20-month battle to stay alive, demanding ingenuity, courage, and leadership. All these Shackleton held in full measure.

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If the Stones Could Speak

Searching for the meaning of Stonehenge.

A Cry for the Tiger

We have the means to save the mightiest cat on Earth. But do we have the will?