National Geographic
22h40 08  novembre
Alex Trebek isn’t just a TV icon. He was geography’s biggest fan.
Michael Greshko
The Jeopardy host, dead at 80, was an advocate for geography education and hosted National Geographic’s signature education event for 25 years.
10h00 22  septembre
What is the fall equinox? Here’s what you need to know.
Rachel A. Becker
It occurs each September and marks the first day of fall. Find out the science behind the autumnal equinox and how it has been celebrated through the ages.
04h00 08  septembre
What do wild animals do in wildfires?
National Geographic Staff
Big wildfires, like those tearing across California, can hurt some animals. Yet others escape and some species even thrive.
12h00 21  février
Leap year saved our societies from chaos for now, at least
Brian Handwerk
For centuries, humans struggled to sync civil, religious, and agricultural calendars with the solar year. Adding a ’leap year’ solved the problem though just for the next 3,300 years.
16h39 31  janvier
10 facts you didn’t know about groundhogs
Stefan Sirucek
There’s more to the furry mammals than Groundhog Day.
15h15 19  décembre
Winter solstice 2019 explained: When and why it happens
Brian Handwerk
Find out how astronomy and meteorology differ on the definition of winter, and how the solstice day is marked around the world.
17h00 01  décembre
The real science inspired by ’Star Wars’
Michael Greshko
From Darth Vader’s breathing to the dual sunsets of Tatooine, we take a look back at the real studies inspired by the Star Wars universe.
10h00 01  novembre
Daylight saving time 2019: The odd history of changing our clocks
Erin Blakemore
Get the facts about springing forward and falling back, a tradition that was established in the U.S. in 1918.
16h00 29  octobre
The rigors of war dog training and why Conan is our latest war hero
Brian Clark Howard
Here’s a look at the bonding that takes place between military dogs and their handlers.
14h15 01  août
How the pursuit of one European peak gave rise to modern mountaineering
Mark Jenkins
Climbers reached the Matterhorn’s summit in 1865 then tragedy struck.
15h27 31  juillet
What is a ’black moon’, and how often does one happen?
Michael Greshko
Find out what this lunar event really means, and why it’s actually impossible to see a black moon rising.
13h00 27  juin
Why are we afraid of sharks? There’s a scientific explanation.
Elaina Zachos
Sharks aren’t the mindless killers that we’ve made them out to be.
16h15 17  juin
Shark attacks: After recent bites, your questions answered
Brian Clark Howard
Encounters with the big fish are rare, but can be deadly. Here’s how to reduce your risk, and what you should keep in mind.
16h00 14  juin
See the evolution of over 2,000 world flags in under 5 minutes
Melody Rowell
This film features over 2,000 flags, set in motion to Ludwig van Beethoven, centuries in the making.
15h00 12  juin
2 weeks, 4 deaths, and the start of America’s fear of sharks
Matt McCall
It took a string of shark attacks in New Jersey more than a hundred years ago to make U.S. swimmers fear the ocean’s top predator.
14h00 12  juin
Cyclone, hurricane, typhoon: What’s the difference?
Ker Than
Whatever you choose to call them, these monster storms are powerful natural events with the capacity to wreak incredible havoc.
11h00 21  mai
What we know and what we don’t about the science of tornadoes
Brian Clark Howard
Scientists probe the mysteries of violent twisters.
22h30 13  mai
Plastic proliferates at the bottom of world’s deepest ocean trench
Sarah Gibbens
The remote Mariana Trench offers up yet another plastic bag during a recent deep submersible dive.
18h50 03  mai
A running list of how President Trump is changing environmental policy
National Geographic Staff
The Trump administration has promised vast changes to U.S. science and environmental policy and we’re tracking them here as they happen.
14h00 03  mai
Military whales and dolphins: What do they do and who uses them?
Jane J. Lee
For all our advanced technology, nothing beats the ability of marine mammals to find things in the ocean.
12h00 22  avril
How to see the Lyrid meteor shower
Andrew Fazekas
One of the oldest annual showers on record, the Lyrids put on a show each spring.
10h00 22  avril
49 environmental victories since the first Earth Day
Brian Clark Howard
As Earth Day turns 49, we take a look back at the biggest milestones in environmental protection.
18h45 17  avril
How the world celebrates Easter in 18 spectacular photos
Becky Little
From eggs to bunnies, there are almost as many ways to observe Easter as there are countries.
20h30 16  avril
Historian uses lasers to unlock mysteries of Gothic cathedrals
Rachel Hartigan
A tech-savvy art historian uses lasers to understand how medieval builders constructed their architectural masterpieces.
13h00 05  avril
These pictures made photographic history
Becky Little
From a close-up of a spider to the first underwater color photos, these pioneering pictures capture the spirit of exploration.
08h00 01  avril
Gotcha History’s Most Outrageous April Fools’ Jokes
Becky Little
Learn about these clever April Fools’ Day hoaxes and pranks, including the famous Swiss spaghetti harvest.
14h00 13  mars
Bomb cyclones and polar vortexes winter’s scary weather explained
Sarah Gibbens
What creates these dramatic-sounding weather conditions?
20h15 21  février
Specific Stonehenge quarries identified by new research
Nick Romeo
Two ancient quarries some 180 miles from the famed prehistoric monument have been identified as the source for stones in the monument’s inner circle.
19h05 20  février
First mammal species recognized as extinct due to climate change
Brian Clark Howard
The humble Bramble Cay melomys has disappeared from its island in the Great Barrier Reef.
13h30 25  décembre
From St. Nicholas to Santa Claus: the surprising origins of Kris Kringle
Brian Handwerk
Santa Claus, Father Christmas, St. Nick no matter the name, everyone knows the story of this plump, jolly, bringer of gifts. Or do they?
10h00 22  décembre
Where’s Santa buried? Resting places of the real St. Nick
Brian Handwerk
The mortal remains of the 4th-century Greek bishop are likely scattered around the world as holy relics.
15h00 20  décembre
A whopping 91% of plastic isn’t recycled
Laura Parker
Billions of tons of plastic have been made over the past decades, and much of it is becoming trash and litter, finds the first analysis of the issue.
15h00 20  décembre
Fast facts about plastic pollution
Laura Parker
Versatile, pliable, durable, cheap to produce and ubiquitous. Plastic is all of that. It is also both a life-saving miracle product and the scourge of the Earth. Here are eight essential facts to keep in mind.
19h23 12  décembre
We visited the border wall. Here’s what it looks like.
Daniel Stone
In 2016, our photographer visited the heavily guarded and completely empty parts of the 2,000-mile-long U.S.-Mexico border.
16h00 10  décembre
Both of NASA’s Voyager spacecraft are now interstellar. Where to next?
Nadia Drake
Launched in 1977, the twin probes will likely outlive the sun. Find out what star systems they’ll meet as they head deeper into the galaxy.
16h15 06  décembre
This notorious Christmas character is dividing a country
Becky Little
Neo-Nazis in the Netherlands have responded violently to calls to get rid of Santa’s blackface holiday assistant.
09h00 05  décembre
Who is Krampus? Explaining the horrific Christmas beast
Tanya Basu
Santa’s got some competition: a terrifying Christmas devil named Krampus, which is catching on in pop culture worldwide.
11h00 21  novembre
Turkeys can swim and other fun facts for Thanksgiving table talk
Mark Strauss
There’s much more to America’s holiday bird than white and dark meat.
17h35 20  novembre
Are marsquakes anything like earthquakes? NASA is about to find out.
Nadia Drake
A new spacecraft that’s due to land soon on Mars will investigate why and how much the red planet rumbles.
12h00 20  novembre
A few things you (probably) don’t know about Thanksgiving
Becky Little
The pilgrims stole from graves, the Wampanoag were devastated by disease, and the peace between them was political.
21h00 09  novembre
How World War I launched mapmaking at National Geographic
Becky Little
During World War I, the National Geographic Society began producing original maps that gave readers context for the events around the globe.
14h45 09  novembre
Biggest case on the planet’ pits kids vs. climate change
Laura Parker
A pioneering lawsuit against the U.S. government has won the right to a trial, overcoming the Trump administration’s efforts to cancel it in court.
05h00 06  novembre
The map that popularized the word gerrymander’
Greg Miller
The practice wasn’t new in 1812. But a map in a newspaper gave it a name that stuck.
14h00 31  octobre
Everything you need to know about Halloween 2018
Brian Handwerk
From the holiday’s Celtic history to this year’s top costumes, here’s what to know to have a smart and scary holiday.
19h15 22  octobre
Five of Museum of the Bible’s Dead Sea Scrolls are forgeries
Michael Greshko
With the museum’s support, scholars are racing to understand the disputed Biblical texts.
12h00 22  octobre
12 extraordinary pictures show animals headed for extinction
Anna Lukacs
There are thousands of species that may not be around for long.
11h00 22  octobre
15 spooky houses for Halloween
Becky Little
We’re definitely creeped out by this photo gallery.
08h00 22  octobre
What’s really in Antarctica’s mysterious blood falls
Delaney Ross
The eerily gory waterfall is not in fact made of blood, and a new study shows just what gives it its unique color.
07h30 22  octobre
Meet 5 zombie parasites that mind-control their hosts
Mary Bates
It’s no Halloween movie some parasites hijack their hosts’ brains to make them act in horrific ways.
04h02 22  octobre
6 ghostly animals just in time for Halloween
Liz Langley
From a deep-sea shark to a dancing moth, some wild animals have earned a spooky reputation.