National Geographic A running list of how President Trump is changing environmental policy 2019-01-17T21:00:00.000000000+00:00 The Trump administration has promised vast changes to U.S. science and environmental policy—and we’re tracking them here as they happen. From St. Nicholas to Santa Claus: the surprising origins of Kris Kringle 2018-12-25T13:30:00.000000000+00:00 Santa Claus, Father Christmas, St. Nick—no matter the name, everyone knows the story of this plump, jolly, bringer of gifts. Or do they? Where's Santa buried? Resting places of the real St. Nick 2018-12-22T10:00:00.000000000+00:00 The mortal remains of the 4th-century Greek bishop are likely scattered around the world as holy relics. When is the first day of winter? December solstice 2018 explained. 2018-12-21T15:50:00.000000000+00:00 Find out how astronomy and meteorology differ on the definition, why solstices happen, and how the day is marked around the world. Fast facts about plastic pollution 2018-12-20T15:00:00.000000000+00:00 Versatile, pliable, durable, cheap to produce—and ubiquitous. Plastic is all of that. It is also both a life-saving miracle product and the scourge of the Earth. Here are eight essential facts to keep in mind. A whopping 91% of plastic isn't recycled 2018-12-20T15:00:00.000000000+00:00 Billions of tons of plastic have been made over the past decades, and much of it is becoming trash and litter, finds the first analysis of the issue. We visited the border wall. Here's what it looks like. 2018-12-12T19:23:00.000000000+00:00 In 2016, our photographer visited the heavily guarded—and completely empty—parts of the 2,000-mile-long U.S.-Mexico border. Both of NASA's Voyager spacecraft are now interstellar. Where to next? 2018-12-10T16:00:00.000000000+00:00 Launched in 1977, the twin probes will likely outlive the sun. Find out what star systems they’ll meet as they head deeper into the galaxy. This notorious Christmas character is dividing a country 2018-12-06T16:15:00.000000000+00:00 Neo-Nazis in the Netherlands have responded violently to calls to get rid of Santa's blackface holiday assistant. Who is Krampus? Explaining the horrific Christmas beast 2018-12-05T09:00:00.000000000+00:00 Santa's got some competition: a terrifying Christmas devil named Krampus, which is catching on in pop culture worldwide.