Amazing discoveries and experiences await you in every issue of National Geographic magazine. The latest news in science, exploration, and culture will open your eyes to the world’s many wonders.
Wondering What They’re Thinking
Legends of Spain • Beyond traditional draws of sun, sea, and sand, an ancient side of Spain—where legends were born—awaits discovery.
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT • LOOKING AT THE EARTH FROM EVERY POSSIBLE ANGLE
THE BACKSTORY • A GRAPHIC ARTIST TURNED PHOTOGRAPHER ‘PAINTS’ WITH LIGHT AND ILLUMINATES THE PASSAGE OF TIME.
Live Longer by Living Younger • IF WE MAKE HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CHOICES, WE CAN SELF-ENGINEER GENETIC CHANGES TO PREVENT DISEASE AND BOOST LONGEVITY.
CATHERINE DE MEDICI JAFFEE
DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT LINES OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION • Climate change smacks tomatoes Pizza sauce, pasta sauce, ketchup: Tomatoes star in many everyday foods. But in recent years, drought and extreme heat have blistered California, which grows about 30 percent of Earth’s processing tomatoes—hitting the crop hard and putting farmers and pizza lovers alike in a bind.
COSMIC COMBUSTION • ON THE SPACE STATION, THE ABSENCE OF GRAVITY MAKES FLAMES BEHAVE IN ‘OTHERWORLDLY’ WAYS.
Blue macaw back from the brink
A SURREAL SPAN • In Pakistan’s northern region of Gilgit-Baltistan, humanity and its endeavors are dwarfed by the raw force of nature.
Meeting “Hinat” • In the deserts of northwest Arabia, a short way from the majestic AlUla valley, lies the ancient city of Hegra. Once an important trading hub for the Nabataean people, Hegra has become the focus for a groundbreaking project bridging science and art to bring us face to face with a Nabataean woman for the first time.
SHARING HIS PASSION FOR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
THESE FROGS MELT WHEN MATING SEASON STARTS
Into a Shadow Realm • ARCHAEOLOGISTS ARE DECODING IRELAND’S ANCIENT ROYAL SITE OF RATHCROGHAN—INCLUDING ITS MYSTERIOUS GATEWAY TO THE UNDERWORLD.
What are they thinking? • FROM RATS WITH EMPATHY TO MONKEYS THAT COMPLAIN, SOME ANIMALS HAVE EMOTIONS AS COMPLEX AS OURS.
AFGHANISTAN’S LOST ROAD • A 2,000-mile journey on what’s left of its major highway reveals a battered nation moving in reverse.
WHEN THE MAGIC MELTS • ICE CAVES IN THE ALPS ARE AMONG THE PLANET’S GREAT WONDERS. NOW WARMING THREATENS THIS SPECTACULAR UNDERWORLD.
A RESISTANCE THAT ENDURES • The descendants of people in Brazil who escaped slavery are linked by culture, religion—and resilience.
GERD LUDWIG • FROM OUR PHOTOGRAPHERS