The Best of National Geographic
20+ most popular National Geographic articles, as voted by our community.
Since its inception nearly 130 years ago, the core purpose of National Geographic has been to further the knowledge and awareness of our world.
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Notes from an author: Paul Theroux reflects on the evolving nature of rail travel
Almost half a century since taking his first long-distance train journeys, the author reflects on the inspiring, fast-evolving nature of rail travel.
How sneaker culture took over the world
As depicted in the new Ben Affleck film Air, here’s how Michael Jordan and Nike’s iconic Air Jordans transformed the sneakerhead subculture into a $79 billion industry.
National Geographic on Aging
How old are you, really? The answer is written on your face.
Your biological age reflects your physical health and can differ from your actual age by years. A new tool that calculates that number “could be a wake-up call.”
Why do we age?
Whether driven by an internal clock in our genes or a lifetime of wear and tear, aging often can be mitigated through lifestyle choices.
National Geographic on Chronic Pain
Could this be the solution to chronic pain—and the opioid crisis?
Early research suggests that monoclonal antibodies—used to protect the vulnerable from COVID-19—may provide non-addictive, long-lasting pain relief from a variety of conditions.
National Geographic on Elon Musk
Exclusive: Watch Elon Musk Freak Out Over the Falcon Heavy Launch
Unique footage shows the SpaceX CEO and his team in mission control in the moments leading up to the historic launch.
National Geographic on History
How some cities ‘flattened the curve’ during the 1918 flu pandemic
Social distancing isn’t a new idea—it saved thousands of American lives during the last great pandemic. Here's how it worked.
Are museums celebrating cultural heritage—or clinging to stolen treasure?
Curators are realizing that returning looted artifacts isn’t closing museums—it’s opening new doors. “The ethnographic museum of the past is making its way to the exit.”
«1897, a heavily armed British expedition invaded the Edo empire, overthrew its hereditary king, or oba, and plundered his palace in Benin City»
National Geographic on Nature
Fake animal news abounds on social media as coronavirus upends life
Bogus stories of wild animals flourishing in quarantined cities gives false hope—and viral fame.
Sperm counts worldwide are plummeting faster than we thought
“We may cross a tipping point when most men will be sub-fertile,” says one expert. Here are environmental and lifestyle factors that could increase a man’s risk.
National Geographic on Outdoors
Has science solved one of history’s greatest adventure mysteries?
The bizarre deaths of Soviet hikers at Dyatlov Pass have inspired countless conspiracy theories, but the answer may lie in an elegant computer model based on surprising sources.
This new trail reveals the wonders of Armenia—a country at the crossroads of the world
A 500-plus mile hiking path shows off the tiny nation’s stunning mountains and top-notch hospitality.
National Geographic on Travel
25 breathtaking places and experiences for 2023
Looking for your next adventure? You’ll find it on our annual list of the world’s best destinations for travelers.
Where to find epic adventure in Europe’s best small villages
From Scotland to Switzerland and beyond, here’s where to hike through history, climb a mountain, and glide through crystal-clear waters.
National Geographic on Women
These women are defying tradition—by flying
In eastern Mexico, a few courageous women are breaking barriers to join a sacred—and breathtaking—Indigenous ritual.
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The controversial quest to make a 'contagious' vaccine
A new technology aims to stop wildlife from spreading Ebola, rabies, and other viruses. It could prevent the next pandemic by stopping pathogens from jumping from animals to people.
‘Zoom fatigue’ is taxing the brain. Here's why that happens.
Video calls seemed an elegant solution to remote work, but they wear on the psyche in complicated ways.
This Tiny Country Feeds the World
The Netherlands has become an agricultural giant by showing what the future of farming could look like.
While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey
Our floodlit society has made sleep deprivation a lifestyle. But we know more than ever about how we rest—and how it keeps us healthy.
We Depend on Plastic. Now We’re Drowning in It.
The miracle material has made modern life possible. But more than 40 percent of it is used just once, and it’s choking our waterways.
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