The more than 3,861 square miles of the giant Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia provides salt to locals, lithium for the world's batteries and even technical help for satellite radar altimeters.
National Geographic invites you to fly with Mexican free-tailed bats, swim with bull sharks and roost with leaf-eating monkeys, all from the comfort of your couch.
Scientists recently found the most complete fossil to date of a type of bird from the Cretaceous, trapped in a piece of amber.
Reports of Lyme disease in Michigan have risen dramatically in recent years, and are linked to more numerous and widespread tick populations .
Some of the smallest known frogs in the world were recently discovered following a five-year survey in India.
The fossils of a worm-like sea creature suggest that it did a little dance to help it catch tiny meals, such as zooplankton, in the ancient seas.
Born in 1956 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Colo, the oldest gorilla in the world, celebrates her 60th birthday on December 22, 2016.
The Greater Mekong region in Southeast Asia holds an incredible range of biodiversity, and new species found in 2015 include a "Ziggy Stardust" snake and a newt that resembles a Star Trek Klingon.
Rare and colorful gems, including an extremely rare pink diamond and the stunning Argyle Violet Diamond, are making their U.S. debut at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
From toxic toads to brilliant butterflies, Cuba hosts a diverse array of animals, many of which are unique to its island ecosystems.
Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of the Red Spider Nebula, floating hauntingly inside the constellation of Sagittarius.
When it comes to capturing the unique and remarkable beauty that nature has to offer, sometimes you have to think small.
The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History opens David Friend Hall, displaying more than 150 groundbreaking scientific discoveries of minerals and gems in modern and creative ways.
An excavation in Tel Lachish National Park in Israel has revealed archaeological evidence that confirms biblical tales of the size and use of city gates.
The cast of an enormous titanosaur skeleton will go on display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City on Friday.
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