National Geographic photographs its 14,000th species – the Indochinese green magpie bird – one step closer to the goal of 20,000 species in the National Geographic Photo Ark.

Indochinese green magpie bird

National Geographic Explorer Joel Sartore has achieved another milestone for the National Geographic Photo Ark project by photographing the 14,000th species, an Indochinese green magpie (Cissa hypoleuca), at the Los Angeles Zoo. Sartore has documented over half of his goal of more than 20,000 species living in human care. The Photo Ark will serve as…

Read more

Tired of being bitten by mosquitoes? Change your soap.


Have you ever wondered why some people seem to attract mosquitoes while others don’t? Well, a team of researchers from Virginia Tech recently discovered that certain soaps can actually make you more attractive or repellent to mosquitoes, depending on your unique odor profile.

Read more