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What do the 2018 midterms say about climate action in the U.S.?

Voters sent mixed messages about how ready they are to tackle these urgent issues.

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The very first flying aces took to the skies in World War I.

Combat aviation was born in the skies over Europe, as daring pilots learned how to dogfight on the fly during World War I.

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How World War I Launched Mapmaking at National Geographic

This Veterans Day marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. It was during the war that National Geographic Society began producing original maps.

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The importance of play

It’s no secret that play boosts learning skills, increases social skills, and even helps alleviate stress.

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5 myths about voluntourism

Voluntourism opportunities aren't all created equal—here are five common stereotypes.

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These are the best astronomy photographs of 2018

From an otherworldly landscape in Utah to a blazing detail of the sun, these images showcase the beauty and mystery of the universe.

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Our favorite photos from this week—taken by you

Each week, our editors choose stunning photos submitted by members of Your Shot, National Geographic's photo community.

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A bubbling pool of mud is on the move, and no one knows why

Traveling at about 20 feet a year, the muddy mystery has no obvious driver—and so far, it can't be stopped.

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Visit the islands where most Greek marble statues were made

Two isles of the Cyclades have long been famous for their marble—but equal treasures were recently found on tiny, neighboring Despotikó.

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We need to change the way we talk about space exploration

Building a sustainable human presence on other worlds should be open to all. Comparing the journey to violent conquest doesn't help.

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