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"Free Solo."

The directors of Oscar-winning documentary ‘Free Solo’ explain why they made the risky decision to film Alex Honnold’s 3,000 foot cl...

"Free Solo" filmmakers Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin explain the months of reflection that led them to decide to make a documentary about Alex Honnold's attempt to climb the El Capitan wall in Yosemite National Park.
Archaeologists unearth the remains of a sacrificed child near the surfing and fishing town of Huanchaquito, Trujillo September 13, 2011.

Ancient graves hid the skeletons of 269 children and 466 llamas who were ritually sacrificed, and archaeologists still don’t know why

Archaeologists uncovered 269 children, 466 llamas, and 3 adults that had been ritually killed near the modern-day coastal town of Huanchaco, Peru.
Grand Prize Winner and Places category winner: 'Unreal' by Jassen Todorov.

The winner of this year’s National Geographic Photo Contest is a picture of thousands of recalled cars sitting in a desert

Titled "Unreal," Jassen Todorov's shot captures thousands of recalled Volkswagen and Audi cars sitting idle in the Mojave Desert in California.

28 once-in-a-lifetime trips you should take in 2019, according to National Geographic

National Geographic's annual Best Travels issue has revealed its top 28 travel destinations for 2019.
Mexico City is a must-visit destination according to National Geographic.

28 once-in-a-lifetime trips you should take in 2019, according to National Geographic

National Geographic's annual Best Travels issue has revealed its top 28 travel destinations for 2019.

I tried National Geographic’s next-generation ancestry test and was surprised by my results

The Genographic Project has been around since 2005 but recently switched over to Helix's next-generation sequencing platform. I wanted to try it.

Bill and Melinda Gates reveal the one global problem they’d each fix if they had a magic wand

The Gates Foundation released its second Goalkeepers report on Tuesday, discussing the need for more progress in eliminating poverty worldwide. Bill and Melinda Gates sat down for an interview with National Geographic editor Susan Goldberg and shared the one problem they would fix with a magic wand.

DNA-testing companies like 23andMe sell your genetic data to drugmakers and other Silicon Valley startups

DNA-testing company 23andMe made headlines last week when it announced that it would share consumers' anonymized genetic data with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. Companies like 23andMe frequently share your DNA data with "third parties."
"Tea Culture" by Alessandra Meniconzi.

The 10 stunning winners from the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest

The winners of the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest have been announced. The overall winner was Reiko Takahashi of Japan whose photo subject was a humpback whale calf. Takahashi took her photo, titled 'Mermaid,' off the coast of Japan’s Kumejima Island.
The remains of one of the 140 children and 200 llamas that were sacrificed approximately 550 years ago, photographed on September 13, 2011

Archaeologists found the remains of 140 children in a 550-year-old mass grave in Peru — perhaps the largest child sacrifice in human history

Archaeologists uncovered what they say could be the largest child sacrifice in human history in Peru. The 550-year old remains were part of the Chimú Empire.