1997 Features
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Andes Expedition
Return to the peaks of South America with anthropologist Johan Reinhard, who found the famous ice maiden in 1995. Or click through autopsy results for the Inca mummy.

Asteroids: Deadly Impact
Have you checked your top-secret e-mail at the Department of Extraterrestrial Phenomena? The director needs you to nab the culprits menacing Mother Earth.
Cats
Cats: Plans for Perfection
Join the Project Cat design team as they hone the blueprints for the “perfect predator,” a mammal that can thrive in almost any habitat on earth.

Cyber Tiger
Build a digital habitat for the largest cat on earth: the Siberian tiger. Learn how zoos and conservation programs struggle to save this endangered predator.

Fantastic Journeys: Yellowstone
Venture digitally where flesh and blood would never survive. Tour the netherworld below Yellowstone National Park and find the fiery heart of this geological wonderland.
Forbidden Territory
Forbidden Territory
For the first time in nearly a century, relive the legend of African explorers Stanley and Livingstone by the light of the magic lantern—and sneak a peak at National Geographic’s first television docudrama.

Genghis Khan
His very name sent stabs of terror into hearts across two continents. Meet the man behind the grim visage: the outcast boy who grew into one of history’s fiercest warriors.
GeoBee
GeoBee Challenge
Stretch your mental muscles with a daily dose of the questions that have stumped geography whizzes from across the U.S.

Ghosts in the Castle
Poke around a British castle from the 14th century in the company of some extraordinary guides: the ghosts of the original inhabitants.
Go West
Go West with Lewis & Clark
Wild rivers. Rugged mountains. An unknown continent to explore. This legendary American expedition faced them all, and you can be a member of their team

Habitats
A walk in the woods offers a crash course in the evolution of a woodland ecosystem. Chart almost a century of growth at Monongahela National Forest and puzzle over a mystery that has baffled rangers.

Kaikoura
Join an international team of scientists as they probe New Zealand’s Kaikoura Canyon in an effort at spotting the elusive giant squid.
King Cobra
King Cobra
Slither along a life-size image of this formidable reptile. Encounter fangs, food, foes, and more than a few surprises.
Looted Treasures
Looted Treasures
Five cardboard boxes showed up at the Geographic one morning. Their contents: priceless Maya artifacts to be returned to Mesoamerica. Get the story and eye treasures long locked away from public view.
Lords of Copan
Lords of Copán
Explore monuments and tombs erected by the rulers of one of the great Maya cities. And come face-to-face with the Red Lady, an esteemed Maya noble.

New York Underground
Go below the streets of New York City and marvel at what it takes to pump life into “the city that never sleeps.”
Parasites
Parasites
We all know parasites—or do we? Hitch a ride with the thorny-headed worm as it overpowers a cockroach. And don’t miss our biological rogues’ gallery.

Pirates!
Glimpse the “golden age” of piracy through the eyes of those who shared the sea with the saltiest of salty dogs.

The Power of Inspiration
What do a pink flamingo, an archaeologist, and a Nobel laureate have in common? Each reflects the impact of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine.
Really Wild Animals
Really Wild Animals
Spin, our globe-on-the-go, needs your help with some really riled animals. Visit habitats round the world and send the misplaced critters home.
Salem: Witchcraft Hysteria
Salem: Witchcraft Hysteria
Are you a witch? How long have you been in the snare of the devil? Why won’t you confess? Experience the witch-hunt of 1692 in an interactive and terrifying way.
Secret of the Maya Glyphs
Secret of the Maya Glyphs
We dare you! Join WORLD magazine’s Travel Bureau kids on an adventure into a Maya temple. Can you unlock the secrets of the tomb?
Shark Surfari
Shark Surfari
Get a kid’s-eye view of these ancient fish. Fins surround you, but the only teeth on our cyber sharks are quiz questions that challenge your knowledge—and prejudices.
Solo
Solo from the Pole
The Arctic in summer—ice is thinnest and danger greatest. Follow the unexpected odyssey of explorer Will Steger.
Speed of Sound
Speed of Sound
Climb into the cockpit of a Bell X-1 and learn what it took for pilot Chuck Yeager to break the sound barrier in 1947.

Star Journey
Cast your eye over the Hubble Space Telescope as it orbits 390 miles (575 kilometers) above our world. View the universe as Hubble sees it or scan the night sky with the Society’s popular star chart.

Tarantulas
Explore the tarantula’s secret realm, from underground burrows to tree branches. Get a close look at—and inside—these fascinating, diverse spiders.
Tiger Time
Tiger Time
Find out what it takes to capture stunning images of the elusive, and endangered, Indian tiger with photographer Nick Nichols.
Wave Soaring
Wave Soaring
Who needs oxygen anyway? Show your lungs who’s boss as you pilot a sailplane through the “elevator to god”—miles above the earth.
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