Researchers believe they've found Leonardo da Vinci's mural "The Battle of Anghiari" behind work by another artist.
Wildlife researchers using hidden cameras have captured rare images of snow leopards in a remote mountainous region of Tajikistan -- including shots of a cub stealing one of the cameras.
A teenager set to appear on the talk show sustains a severe head injury
Paul Nicklen makes friends with polar wildlife, photographing seals, polar bears, narwhals and others in remarkable closeups.
Paul Nicklen uses photography to show the many animals that live in and rely on rapidly disappearing Arctic sea ice.
We're nearing the peak of the 11-year solar cycle, so double-check your GPS and watch where you're going.
Alex Trebek, longtime host of the television quiz show "Jeopardy," was injured while chasing a burglar out of his hotel room early Tuesday.
"Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek explains how he injured himself as he chased a burglar.
The Jeopardy host faces surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon
While you are congratulating some new college graduates, here are some examples of what you should not say to them.
Dereck and Beverly Joubert talk about the plight of African lions and their movie "The Last of the Lions" at TEDWomen.
For years, employees at Google have suggested a project near and dear to their nerd hearts: a Google-led science fair.
An Antarctic cruise ship was under way again Wednesday after spending a day slowed by electrical malfunctions in rough weather and crashing cold waves, the organization that promotes the southernmost cruises said.
A red fox was spotted running around the grounds of the U.S. Capitol Friday, seemingly having the run of the 274 acres as it bounded playfully around construction equipment and supplies and even took a moment to chase a squirrel.
Cablevision Systems Corp. said Saturday it has agreed to pay higher fees to carry Fox Networks' programming, ending a dispute that caused millions of New Yorkers to miss the first two games of the 2010 World Series.
As the only African American permanent ranger in Yosemite National Park in California, I often lament that I'm more likely to meet visitors from Japan or France than I am to see an African-American family from nearby Sacramento or Oakland. So I couldn't be more appreciative of my recent opportunity to lead Oprah Winfrey through this national treasure for a two-part television special that airs Friday and Monday.
Linguists announced Monday they have identified an endangered language known as Koro that is spoken by about 800 people in northeast India.
For most divers, a shark in the water can inspire fear, or even dread. Greg Marshall wanted to hitch a ride.
Penguins didn't always come in black and white, paleontologists said Thursday, citing the discovery of a 36-million-year-old fossil of a bird that, in its day, waddled nearly 5 feet tall.
The smartphone app SCVNGR announced Wednesday it is teaming up with National Geographic to try to make visiting zoos, aquariums and museums more like having an adventure or playing a childhood game.
Terri Widder hesitated seconds before she booked a recent flight from Chicago to Tulsa. Something felt wrong.
Ben Weiss calls Priceline to extend his hotel stay by a day, but a representative misunderstands him and cancels his entire reservation. Now he can't get it back. Did Priceline break its own rules by canceling the vacation? And does Weiss have any recourse?
Lizelle Figueroa calls Expedia to hold her ticket to California. But shortly after that, she's rushed to the hospital, where she spends five weeks.
The state of our ocean today is a perfect example of tragedy of the commons. We all use and take from the sea, but the majority of it is not "owned" or governed by any one country, much like the air we breathe, having no borders.
Do you like to be one of the first people to board a plane, avoiding crowded aisles and getting your pick of overhead bin space? There's a fee for that.
When Jeff Allen falls and breaks his tibial plateau just before a Carnival cruise, the company offers him a 50 percent cruise credit. But he thinks the company should let him redo the cruise after his surgery. Who's right? And is there anything he could have done to avoid losing his vacation?
Scientists have discovered a "treasure trove of new species" including a frog with a "Pinocchio-like" nose in a remote section of Indonesian rainforest in Southeast Asia.
Colleen Farmer's flight to Mexico is rescheduled multiple times before she leaves on her vacation, but when she finally shows up at the airport, her airline demands an additional $948 for two one-way tickets.
Want to go somewhere? Book the trip yourself.
Now that Spirit Airlines has done the unthinkable, announcing plans to begin charging for carry-on bags this summer -- that's right, carry-on bags -- the question everyone seems to be asking is: What's next?
Joel Sartore's photograph of gentle Bryn is a permanent record, but she has been lost forever.
Angie Zimmerman calls United Airlines to fix a seat assignment and ends up with a mysterious $35 fee. The airline says it's for insurance, but she insists she never bought the policy. Her credit card sides with United in a dispute. Is she out of options?
Little things really make a difference.
When Michelle Rothstein tries to arrange a special side-trip for her husband before a Seine river cruise, their company nixes the idea. It insists the family arrive when everyone else does -- no exceptions. What's more, it won't communicate with their travel agent. Can't it bend a little rule?
After President Obama's negative comments about Sin City and his subsequent mea culpa ("I love Vegas -- always have!"), I realize that this might not be the most prudent way to start a column. But how do you fire up a discussion about smoking in hotels without mentioning America's capital of secondhand smoke?
Debra Hitti's tour operator promises it will refund her deposit if she cancels with more than 45 days' notice. But when she does, the company balks, insisting it never made any such assurances. Who's right, and how could a situation like this have been avoided?
Oh, the things hotels will do for a good review.
Starting in May, American Airlines will charge passengers $8 for a blanket and pillow pack. Would you pay?
National Geographic writer and explorer Dan Buettner talks about finding the path to long life and health.
In the same way organisms select for characteristics that favor the survival and well-being of its species over successive generations, so too do cultures. With organisms, we call this process evolution and it represents a sort of accumulated wisdom. There is no word for this process in cultures, but there is one for the result. And that word is tradition.
In graduate school and as a mountaineer and nature photographer, I've visited many of the world's great mountain ranges and seen hundreds of glaciers.
Photographer James Balog shares image sequences from a network of time-lapse cameras recording glacial recession.
On second thought, maybe you should leave home without it.
Ask Bonnie Friedman about her worst customer service experience, and she won't hesitate to tell you about the time she checked in for her flight from Venice to Frankfurt.
Melissa and Jackson Brandts knew right away that the photo from their recent trip to Canada was a good one.
More than 33,000 items of old denim -- jeans, hats and jackets -- were sent to Washington in a recycling effort that will benefit disaster-struck homes, officials said.
Reporter: "Well, at least you have to be proud that your team didn't quit."
Pucker up as we explore 10 smooches that changed religion, art, culture, and history.
The visiting kids are shy about meeting the Arizona locals until Lance, Bailey and Sonora start showing off their tricks, wowing their young guests.
In 1970, when doctors diagnosed Greek-American Yiannis Karimalis with stomach cancer and only gave him a few months to live, he decided to move back to Ikaria, his birth island. There, he reasoned, he could be buried more inexpensively among his fellow Greeks. But when he moved back to the island he didn't die. He has lived nearly 40 years more. And when he returned to America on a recent visit, he discovered that his doctors were all dead.
Rob Gauntlett, the youngest Briton to summit Mount Everest, died in a climbing accident along with another mountaineer in the French Alps, the British Foreign Office confirmed Sunday. Both were 21.
Fewer tourists and relatively warm temperatures may be reason enough to put Ireland on your list of winter travel destinations, especially Dingle Peninsula, once ranked by National Geographic Traveler as "the most beautiful place on Earth."
"Planet in Peril: Battle Lines" airs on Thursday, December 11, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CNN, hosted by Anderson Cooper, chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and "The Oprah Winfrey Show" correspondent and National Geographic host Lisa Ling. CNN's award-winning series examines the environmental conflicts between growing populations and natural resources.
While cruise lines have drawn criticism from eco-watchdogs for years, addressing environmental issues has become one of the industry's top priorities.
It isn't your imagination. Your travel company is giving you the cold shoulder.
The largest freshwater fish ever caught was as big as a grizzly bear.
Digital cameras have liberated awe-struck travelers and proud parents from worrying about the price of film processing. But showing off those megapixels of memories is still reminiscent of tedious living room slideshows -- and perhaps now worse
A tiny woman and two children were laid to rest on a bed of flowers 5,000 years ago in what is now the barren Sahara Desert
Color me cynical ladies, but let's face it -- no matter how great your relationship might be going at the moment, chances are it's going to end. And while breaking up is never pleasant, why make the inevitable anymore painful than it has to be?
Oh, the terrible things we come home to from vacation.
The archaeologists were delighted to at last find the remains of George Washington's boyhood home but got stumped when they looked for evidence of the cherry tree and rusty hatchet
Want to know how the choices you make in your everyday life might be affecting the planet? Well take a look at a new survey by the National Geographic Society compiled in partnership with the polling company Globescan.
What's the fastest way to board a plane?
England's enigmatic Stonehenge served as a burial ground from its earliest beginnings and for several hundred years thereafter, new research indicates
Human beings may have had a brush with extinction 70,000 years ago, an extensive genetic study suggests
CNN's Carl Azuz looks into some previous April Fools' Day hoaxes and tells you how it all got started.
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has been appointed by Gordon Brown to inject more style and glamour into British life -- if you believe a report in the UK's Guardian newspaper.
Your cruise ship may not be seaworthy. Your airline isn't responsible for your checked luggage and if something's stolen from your room, good luck getting the hotel to cover your losses.
The glistening treasures of King Tut, the popular name of the famous Egyptian boy-king Tutankhamun, are fascinating a new generation of Londoners more than 25 years after the first exhibition was greeted with fanfare on British shores.
Antiquities from Egypt, China mean big bucks in London. CNN's Alphonso Van Marsh reports.
So seriously does J. Henry Fair practice what he preaches that the blond-wood frames on the artworks in his exhibition, "Industrial Scars," were made from a tree that died in his yard in Lewisboro, New York.
Dinosaurs shared the Earth for millions of years with the species that were their ancestors, a new study concludes
After traveling internationally as a Marine and later as a product developer for a plastics company, in 1981 John Szal combined his love of travel and design in Spherical Concepts (sphericalconcepts.com), a maker of acrylic globes.
After more than three years of combat and nearly 2,400 U.S. military deaths in Iraq, nearly two-thirds of Americans aged 18 to 24 still cannot find Iraq on a map, a study released Tuesday showed.
"Genographic" is not showing up in many dictionaries yet. But two global institutions, IBM and the National Geographic Society, hope the idea it conveys becomes well known in every corner of the planet.
Excavations at a little-known Mayan ruin in Guatemala indicate it was once one of the largest and most sophisticated cities in the preclassic Mayan world.
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No one knows the danger of venturing into uncharted territory better than the 113-year-old National Geographic Society, which sent explorer Robert E. Peary to the North Pole and Hiram Bingham to ex...
With the onset of summer, millions of people will soon be gassing up their cars and driving hither and thither on America's roadways. And since you can't get from hither to thither without a good m...
THE RALPH BUNCHE public school sits squarely in Harlem, surrounded by the splintered glass and concrete trappings of inner-city life. Nearby avenues echo with police sirens, blaring music, and angr...
Reference works on CD-ROM are outselling their hefty printed counterparts by an estimated 150,000 to 100,000 units. No wonder: Grolier's 21-volume encyclopedia on disk, for example, weighs 0.6 ounc...
THE WORLD'S attention is focused on oil again. But all the easy deposits have been found, and the hunt for new ones is becoming harder, riskier, and costlier. It sends men to the highland peaks of ...
Members of Meeting Planners International, an association of 10,000 people who plan conventions, conferences, seminars, and the like, should be toasting each other with champagne this month when th...
Q. I contribute to UGMA (Uniform Gifts to Minors Act) accounts in each of my children's names. Presumably they will use the money for college. When and under what circumstances may I or they withdr...