Latest Stories

Subscribe for full access to read stories from National Geographic.

Today's Picks

The Taliban destroyed Afghanistan's ancient treasures. Will history repeat itself?
31 vintage photos that capture our ever-changing world
Wildfire smoke linked to higher COVID-19 death rates
Who qualifies for a coronavirus booster shot? Why it’s still unclear.
Why kids are still waiting for their COVID-19 vaccines
California voted to improve pig welfare. The pork industry is facing a reckoning.
As the Taliban return, Afghanistan's past threatens its future
As the Taliban return, Afghanistan's past threatens its future
Here’s what makes earthquakes so devastating in Haiti
Here’s what makes earthquakes so devastating in Haiti
Inside the murky world of dolphin therapy
Inside the murky world of dolphin therapy

Travel

15 Unique Ways to Explore Europe
15 Unique Ways to Explore Europe
Travel Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
Travel Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
Discover the Wonders of North America
Discover the Wonders of North America

Latest Stories

The hidden sites of Japanese incarceration in World War II Hawaii
Why Monterey Bay is the Serengeti of marine life
Pastis, an iconic French aperitif makes a comeback
Be inspired by Texas big-city life
An ode to America’s public pools
The Aztecs: From Empire to A.I.
500 years after the fall of Tenochtiltan, Aztec culture endures, thanks to its descendants, protectors, and centuries-old documents that are moving the Aztec language and lore into the age of A.I.

August 2021 Issue

Subscribe to see the stories from National Geographic magazine
Two gladiators enter—only one leaves alive, right? Think again.
Two gladiators enter—only one leaves alive, right? Think again.
Take a step inside a gladiator’s arena
Take a step inside a gladiator’s arena
Subscribe to National Geographic
Subscribe to National Geographic

In This Issue

Meet one of Nat Geo’s amazing artists
Rising heat puts the Kalahari’s ecosystem on the edge of survival
In America’s hunger crisis, charities and neighbors are lifelines
The strange phenomenon of ‘space hurricanes,’ decoded
Ocean shark populations are tanking. This is how fast.

The National Geographic Society Mission

National Geographic’s nonprofit work

The National Geographic Society invests in innovative leaders in science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world.

Learn More