Darwin

Deep in the forests of Chile, a frog has gone silent, possibly forever—and an epidemic fungus may be the culprit. Northern Darwin’s frog (Rhinoderma rufum) is likely extinct due to the effects of the fungal disease chytridiomycosis that’s killing amphibians around the world, a new study says. “Only a few examples of the ‘extinction by infection’...

As if spiders aren’t unnerving enough, did you know that some of them use an electrostatic charge to leap into the air and fly for miles? They’re probably coming to your house. The flight of the gossamer spider was a curiosity even to Charles Darwin, who noted that his boat, the HMS Beagle, was “inundated by ballooning...

As if spiders aren’t unnerving enough, did you know that some of them use an electrostatic charge to leap into the air and fly for miles? They’re probably coming to your house. The flight of the gossamer spider was a curiosity even to Charles Darwin, who noted that his boat, the HMS Beagle, was “inundated by ballooning...

On this weekend’s episode of National Geographic Weekend, host Boyd Matson interviews Aboriginal Australian Country & Western singer Roger Knox about his latest album Stranger In My Land. His Folk, Country and rock ‘n’ roll-hybrid songs were written by Aborigine artists – some handed-down over generations, but not widely sung. In our conversation, Roger shares why...