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At a Purposeful Pace Through Our World
CHILD OF THE STARS • With both whimsy and weight, a photographer reimagines the classic story The Little Prince through an Andean lens.
THE BACKSTORY • A PHOTOGRAPHER’S TAKE ON THE LITTLE PRINCE POSES BIG QUESTIONS ABOUT CULTURE AND IDENTITY.
Dr. Fauci: His Life and Work • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC INTERVIEWED ANTHONY FAUCI ABOUT HIS PERSONAL HISTORY, HIS CAREER, AND HIS ROLE IN HEALTH CRISES FROM HIV/AIDS TO COVID-19. THE RESULTS: A BOOK (EXCERPTED HERE), WITH PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT CONSERVATION, AND A DOCUMENTARY.
THESE BEES BED DOWN IN BLOOMS
DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT LINES OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION
WHO WAS ‘DRAGON MAN’? • AN UNEARTHED SKULL FROM MORE THAN 146,000 YEARS AGO MAY REPRESENT A NEW HUMAN SPECIES.
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ANIMALS IN SPACE
MICROGRAVITY LAB • Initial animal studies focused on adaptability to and logistics of travel as many nations attempted the race to space. Animals were often jetted into the sky by themselves or in small groups, some even making multiple trips. Today, genetic sequencing and our understanding of an animal’s life on Earth inform which creatures are best suited for a research mission.
NATURE MAKES A COMEBACK IN MOZAMBIQUE
PLANET POSSIBLE • Waste not! That goes for leftover cafeteria food, feathers that still fluff, and fix-it-yourself devices.
FORENSICS ON THE WING
THE LOST RIVER OF PARIS • VICTOR HUGO WROTE ABOUT THE BIÈVRE. NOW CONSERVATION EFFORTS ARE BRINGING PARTS OF THE HISTORIC WATERWAY BACK.
100 WONDERS OF ARCHAEOLOGY • Our understanding of HUMAN HISTORY has increased dramatically during the past two centuries, as EXCAVATIONS on six continents—aided by breakthroughs in technology—have unlocked the STORIES of OUR ANCESTORS.
DIGGING FOR TREASURE IS AS OLD AS THE FIRST PLUNDERED GRAVE.
20,000 YEARS AGO FRANCE • The lifelike cave paintings at Lascaux and Chauvet represent an explosion in human creativity thousands of years ago—and show artistry that was stunningly advanced.
UNEARTHING 100 TREASURES OF THE PAST • Centuries of sleuthing on six continents have transformed our understanding of human history. From early excavations in the ashes of Pompeii to discoveries aided by robotics or DNA sequencing, the findings shed light on our greatest mystery: Who are we, and how did we get here?
ICE AGE ARTISTS ÖTZI THE ICEMAN • Frozen in time under a glacier in the Alps, this Neolithic hunter felled by a foe’s arrow about 5,300 years ago is the oldest intact human ever discovered.
THE BLACK PHARAOHS • In a longignored chapter of history, kings from a land to the south conquered Egypt, then kept the country’s ancient burial traditions alive.
A MAYA KING’S DOMAIN • Extraordinary finds at the site of the ancient city of Copán in recent decades have helped archaeologists take a giant step forward in learning about the Maya.
BUDDHIST SHRINES AND MINES • Archaeologists hope to excavate a spectacular Buddhist complex before it’s obliterated by a huge copper mine.
THE SWAHILI EMPIRE • Swahili city-states on the shores of the Indian Ocean enjoyed centuries of wealth, thanks to trade linking them to Arabia, India, and beyond.
MACHU PICCHU • A ghost town in the Andes became a treasured window into Inca history after explorer Hiram Bingham introduced it to the world.
MARVELS REVEALED BY THE THAW • Centuries-old artifacts of the Yupik people, preserved in permafrost, are emerging as temperatures rise. Now the rush is on...