National Geographic Explorers

How Leopards Serve Their Human Neighbors in Mumbai, India

A new study in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment shows leopards, the world’s most widespread but persecuted big cat, may be helping local residents in Mumbai by reducing dog bites and rabies risk. Lead author Alex ...

Volcanoes are very misunderstood: here’s why

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “volcano”? Chances are it is an eruptive column grounding air traffic, or a lava flow destroying a Hawaiian village. That’s the kind of volcano-related ...