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FROM THE EDITOR
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORERS • These contributors have received funding from the National Geographic Society, which is committed to illuminating and protecting the wonder of our world.
A CALL TO REMEMBER • This photographer’s project honors those whose lives were forever changed by the atomic bomb.
Science, Boiled Down to Pasta • PUTTING PHYSICS TO WORK IN REAL LIFE CAN MAKE THE SCIENCE LESS INTIMIDATING, MORE DIGESTIBLE—PERHAPS EVEN INSPIRING.
Consider the Pastabilities • One indisputable truth of the pasta-cooking experiment: It gave participants endless opportunities for puns and saucy wordplay.
More real-world science ventures
Telescope spies a third belt
SCANS UNDER THE SEA • CONTACTLESS UNDERWATER ULTRASOUND REVEALS DETAILS OF FEMALE RAYS ’ REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS.
Cutting off oxygen to kill tumors
A GOOD BOUNCE FOR RECYCLING • To reduce the waste from millions of tennis balls discarded each year, groups have begun reclaiming and reusing the balls’ materials.
TRAVEL RADAR • Hitting trails in Iceland and the Philippines, savoring comebacks in Africa and the U.S. West.
CHASING THE ELUSIVE IMAGE • IN MANY OF AMERICA’S URBAN CENTERS, GLIMPSING WILD ANIMALS IS BECOMING EASIER. BUT PHOTOGRAPHING THEM? NOT SO MUCH.
EXPLORING THE OTHERWORLDLY BEAUTY OF MICHIGAN'S UPPER PENINSULA • AS A NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHER, MICHAEL GEORGE HAS TRAVELED ALL OVER THE WORLD IN SEARCH OF NEW PLACES AND PERSPECTIVES. FOR HIS NEXT ADVENTURE, HE HAD A UNIQUE PLACE IN MIND: MICHIGAN’S UPPER PENINSULA, A REMOTE PLACE OF SPECTACULAR NATURAL BEAUTY.
ANGELO BERNARDINO • Protecting mangroves is key to mitigating climate change, this ecologist says.
SHOES THAT HIT THE HEIGHT OF FASHION • INRENAISSANCE ITALY, THE CHOPINE PUT NOBLE WOMEN ON A PEDESTAL—LITERALLY.
UNDER THE DOME • THE DOME OF THE ROCK—AN ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE AND ISLAM’S THIRD HOLIEST SITE—IS REVEALING ITS SECRETS TO SCHOLARS GRANTED UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS.
SHAPED BY FAITH
IMPRINT OF THREE MILLENNIA
OLD CITY TODAY
A SITE FOR THE CENTURIES
GHOST FORESTS • Bald cypress trees have stood as sentinels over thousands of years of history. Now they’re teaching us something about our future.
THE SOUND OF ICE • Travelers to Chile’s ice fields discover that the majestic silence of the glaciers is increasingly shattered by the din of loss.
WHAT TO KNOW: CHILEAN GLACIERS
An Exceptional Wilderness • To help protect its largest wildlife preserve, Mozambique is giving local people a stake in its success.
Sharing the Land
ANDREA FRAZZETTA • FROM OUR PHOTOGRAPHERS