National Geographic This Adventurer Risked His Life to Discover Good Food 2018-02-24T05:01:00.000000000+00:00 David Fairchild brought lemons, Japanese cherry trees, and decent beer to the U.S. These Cuddly Lapdogs Were Once Used as Stealth Weapons 2018-02-24T05:00:00.000000000+00:00 For Year of the Dog, we look into the origins of East Asian dog breeds—including the surprisingly ferocious Pekingese. 'One in a Million' Yellow Cardinal Spotted 2018-02-23T22:51:51.000000000+00:00 Experts propose different theories for why bird's plumes have a mysteriously mustard hue. Historic Photos Celebrate Pioneering Black Explorer 2018-02-23T21:45:00.000000000+00:00 Largely ignored for nearly a century, Matthew Henson made big contributions to polar exploration. How DNA Proved Wild Horses No Longer Exist 2018-02-23T17:03:16.000000000+00:00 Once thought to be the world's only remaining wild horses, a new study shows Przewalski's horses have domestic ancestors. Straw Wars: The Fight to Rid the Oceans of Discarded Plastic 2018-02-23T15:23:00.000000000+00:00 Americans use 500 million straws daily. Citizen activists want to shrink that number. Rich Fossil Trove Found on Land Removed From Bears Ears Monument 2018-02-22T22:18:00.000000000+00:00 The discovery calls attention to rollbacks on national monuments, which have weakened protections for important fossil sites. Teen Nabbed For Smuggling a Tiger Cub Just Got Six Months in Prison 2018-02-22T21:34:32.000000000+00:00 The incident highlights the growing trade in illegal wildlife. Vampire Bats Survive by Only Eating Blood—Now We Know How 2018-02-22T19:44:22.000000000+00:00 Living off blood isn't easy, but the tropical mammals evolved clever adaptations to make it work, a new study says. Industrial Fishing Occupies a Third of the Planet 2018-02-22T19:04:00.000000000+00:00 Using satellite data recently made public, conservationists may be able to manage the massive industry.