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Twice as many bird species to fit in the Photo Ark! Where would you start?
Nike’s Breaking2 quest to break the two-hour marathon barrier involves three top athletes: Lelisa Desisa (2:04:45), Eliud Kipchoge (2:03:05), and Zersenay Tadese (half-marathon 58:23).
Photograph courtesy Nike
What does it take to run more than a marathon?
Where are Syrian refugee camps?
Get your experiment started by planting garlic in your garden!
A bugler calls the morning alarm at the U.S. Naval Training Camp in Seattle, Washington, in 1917. We assume the Naval War College uses different means of motivating students for early-morning classes these days. Although, honestly, this would work.
Photograph by the U.S. War Department, courtesy U.S. National Archives
Use our service-learning toolkit to bring a hands-on approach to your class.
Cafés aren’t as crowded today as they were in 1936, when this photo was taken in Paris.
Photograph by W. Robert Moore, National Geographic
How are schools preparing culinary students for the real-world challenges in the restaurant industry?
Of the roughly 2.5 million farmworkers in America, only around 25,000 are unionized. And only a small percent of those 25,000 work on organic farms.
Photograph by James L. Amos, National Geographic
How are the environmental and health concerns of agricultural labor factored in to a “top crop”?
Seasteaders’ artificial islands do not look close to this idealized image. Yet.
Illustration by Andras Gyorfi, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-3.0
What’s the history of artificial islands and the sovereigns who rule them?
The legions were combined arms forces, made up of recruits from all around the empire, and the end goal for the legionnaires was to retire with a plot of land and full citizenship in the Roman Empire.
Photograph courtesy the National Geographic Channel
Meet a real Roman legionnaire!
Yes, these Ethiopian geladas are laughing at you. Or threatening you.
Photograph by Michael Nichols, National Geographic
Learn a little about monkeys with our great graphic!
Leg godt—play well!