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A running list of how President Trump is changing environmental policy

6 Dec 2018 at 4:30pm
The Trump administration has promised vast changes to U.S. science and environmental policy—and we’re tracking them here as they happen. Read more...

This notorious Christmas character is dividing a country

6 Dec 2018 at 10:15am
Neo-Nazis in the Netherlands have responded violently to calls to get rid of Santa's blackface holiday assistant. Read more...

From St. Nicholas to Santa Claus: the surprising origins of Kris Kringle

5 Dec 2018 at 11:00pm
Santa Claus, Father Christmas, St. Nick—no matter the name, everyone knows the story of this plump, jolly, bringer of gifts. Or do they? Read more...

Turkeys can swim—and other fun facts for Thanksgiving table talk

21 Nov 2018 at 5:00am
There's much more to America's holiday bird than white and dark meat. Read more...

Are marsquakes anything like earthquakes? NASA is about to find out.

20 Nov 2018 at 11:35am
A new spacecraft that's due to land soon on Mars will investigate why and how much the red planet rumbles. Read more...

A few things you (probably) don’t know about Thanksgiving

20 Nov 2018 at 6:00am
The pilgrims stole from graves, the Wampanoag were devastated by disease, and the peace between them was political. Read more...

How World War I launched mapmaking at National Geographic

9 Nov 2018 at 3:00pm
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. Read more...

'Biggest case on the planet' pits kids vs. climate change

9 Nov 2018 at 8:45am
A pioneering lawsuit against the U.S. government has won the right to a trial, overcoming the Trump administration's efforts to cancel it in court. Read more...

The map that popularized the word ‘gerrymander’

5 Nov 2018 at 11:00pm
The practice wasn’t new in 1812. But a map in a newspaper gave it a name that stuck. Read more...

Why do we have daylight saving time? 100 years of history

1 Nov 2018 at 11:01pm
Get the facts about springing forward and falling back, a tradition that was established in the U.S. in 1918. Read more...

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