Friday, June 22, 2018
Tags Science and technology

Tag: science and technology

Yanny or Laurel? Strange Audio Clip Explained.

I heard "laurel." But my coworker heard "yanny." Welcome to "the dress" debate of 2018.If you were on Twitter today, you also likely heard...

These Are the Dinosaurs That Didn’t Die

This story appears in the May 2018 issue of National Geographic magazine.Nestled among white-sand beaches and brightly colored resorts, the mangrove swamps along Mexico's...

High Science

This story appeared in the June 2015 issue ofNational Geographic magazine.There's nothing new about cannabis, of course. It's been around humankind pretty much forever.In...

‘Sea Nomads’ Are First Known Humans Genetically Adapted to Diving

If you hold your breath and plunge your face into a tub water, your body automatically triggers what's called the diving response. Your heart...

Siblings Can Have Surprisingly Different DNA Ancestry. Here’s Why.

Learn how your family ancestry is connected to the human origin journey with National Geographic's Geno DNA Ancestry Test.Last fall, siblings Kat and Eddy...

Chinese Space Station Crashes Back to Earth

After a week of frenzied speculation about where and when Tiangong-1's demise would occur, China's first space station disintegrated in the skies over the...

New Human ‘Organ’ Was Hiding in Plain Sight

Lurking just under your skin might be a new organ only now identified for the first time, say a team of scientists. In a...

No, Scott Kelly’s Year in Space Didn’t Mutate His DNA

If you believe recent news, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly went to space, spent a year there, and came back with substantial changes to his...

There’s No Scientific Basis for Race-It’s a Made-Up Label

This story is part of The Race Issue, a special issue ofNational Geographic that explores how race defines, separates, and unites us. Tell us...

Stephen Hawking, Famed Physicist, Dies at 76

Editor's Note:This is a breaking news story. We will update with further details once we receive them.Stephen Hawking, the British theoretical physicist who found...