This week, we learned …
The solution is probably not for kids to drive.
Photograph by Ivan Kashinsky and Karla Gachet, National Geographic
How do young children learn to read and interpret maps? How can you best support that learning?
How do you navigate fictional places?
By constructing prototypes out of biodegradable materials such as lignocellulose, soy, and bamboo fiber, the Defense Department aspires to create rounds which will simply disintegrate over time. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is suggesting special bioengineered seeds could be packed inside these new rounds, meaning soldiers would inadvertently be greening the landscape at the same time as undertaking target practice.
Photograph by Staff Sargeant Christopher S. Muncy, U.S. Department of Defense
What else is the Army Corps of Engineers up to?
Zoom in on the whales of the world!
Isle de Jean Charles has been sinking into the Gulf of Mexico for decades.
Photograph by Carolyn Van Houten, National Geographic
What are climate refugees?
Millions of years ago, squiddish ancestors were slow and heavily armored.
Photograph by David Littschwager, National Geographic
Why are cephalopods taking over the seas?
This beautiful map of Africa dates from 1885.
Map by J. Bartholomew, courtesy Wikimedia. Public domain
What did colonial Africa look like?
This gorgeous volcanic cone is Shishaldin, a volcano on Unimak Island, Alaska.
Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic
Where are the world’s volcanoes?
Check out our very favorite hermits!
Where else is music making a difference to teenagers?
Photograph by Jodi Cobb, National Geographic
What is domestication?