Journey through the center of the Earth, explore the planet's dynamic systems and dramatic landforms, and learn about the atmosphere that keeps us alive.
More About Earth
Mines in the U.S. West still ride cycles of boom and bust, but decades of rising environmental standards now demand that they produce without repeating the disasters of the past.
It attracts more than three million visitors each year. But beyond the herds of tourists there is another Yosemite—less familiar, but charged with a power of its own.
Coal is plentiful—and polluting. Can an energy-hungry world afford to wait for this fuel to clean up?
They form within the Earth and make up a large part of our planet—literally. Rock your world and get to know granite, see where sandstone comes from, and learn what makes marble.
Phenomena: A Science Salon
National Geographic Magazine
Our genes harbor many secrets to a long and healthy life. And now scientists are beginning to uncover them
All the elements found in nature—the different kinds of atoms—were found long ago. To bag a new one these days, and push the frontiers of matter, you have to create it first.
Burn natural gas and it warms your house. But let it leak, from fracked wells or the melting Arctic, and it warms the whole planet.