National Geographic Meet the Bug That Armors Itself With Shells 2018-06-23T09:00:00.000000000+00:00 The caddisfly is one of many insects that get creative in shielding themselves from predators. Why the Short-Lived Pony Express Still Fascinates Us 2018-06-23T04:01:00.000000000+00:00 The Pony Express operated for less than two years, but its legend—burnished by Buffalo Bill Cody—lives on. Here’s What Makes a Dripping Faucet Go ‘Plink’ 2018-06-22T20:25:00.000000000+00:00 Annoyed by the persistent dripping of water in a bucket, one scientist set out to learn what creates the distinctive sound. Think Your Body Is Infested With Insects? You're Not Alone. 2018-06-22T19:44:15.000000000+00:00 More people are turning to entomologists to diagnose seemingly inexplicable sensations of parasites crawling on their bodies. Could Humans and Dinosaurs Coexist? Here's the Science. 2018-06-22T18:55:21.000000000+00:00 “The dinosaurs would be aliens in our world.” Why These Children Are Forced to Scale a 40-Foot Well 2018-06-22T18:38:38.000000000+00:00 A short video shows young girls in India climbing into dangerous, deep wells to retrieve worm-infested water. World’s Biggest Pig Captured in Rare Video 2018-06-22T18:23:00.000000000+00:00 The 600-pound giant forest hog is expert at avoiding people, who are increasingly hunting the animal in its African habitat. Smoking Ocean Vents Found in Surprisingly Shallow Water 2018-06-21T20:29:40.000000000+00:00 Scientists have found new hydrothermal vents off the Azores, and they may harbor unique life. Orcas Slap, Kill, But Don't Eat Their Prey 2018-06-21T19:45:32.000000000+00:00 It’s impossible to tell why the whales didn’t eat their prey, one expert says, but here are a few suggestions. Syphilis DNA Pulled From Colonial-Era Bones 2018-06-21T18:00:14.000000000+00:00 The 350-year-old genes may help researchers settle the debate about where the disease originated.