Watch how the world's biggest spider immobilises its prey – and keeps predators at bay

With a leg-span nearly a foot wide and a very particular defence mechanism, Goliath bird-eaters are truly lethal hunters. Footage from the show "World's Weirdest".

Discover the world’s largest urban rooftop farm.

In Paris, farming on a rooftop is not just an idea. Here crops are grown without soil with a specialised system of pipes that showers a nutrient-rich water mixture. Footage from the show Europe from Above.

The incredible birth of a baby Kangaroo

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August 2021
The Real History of the Gladiators
by National Geographic
Unpicking the real life stories of history's most infamous – and misunderstood – 'entertainers'.
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A bloodthirsty fight to the death in which two warriors enter, and one leaves? The truth is that nine out of ten gladiators survived a match.

Now, archaeologists are unpicking facts from the many fictions of Rome's ancient bloodsport – in a quest that has taken them across the ancient empire, and to legend that lives on to the present day.

Also in the August 2021 edition of National Geographic:

Glass frogs
Modern hunger
Sharks under threat
The Kalahari


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