This week, we learned …
Crows, like this one in Myrtle Beach, North Carolina, are smart enough to recognize human faces—and teach other crows to hate certain people.
Photograph by Dick Daniels, courtesy Wikimedia. CC BY SA 3.0
We love corvids like crows. What are some of your favorite birds?
Clair Patterson helped build the atomic bomb, discovered the true age of the Earth, and saved humanity by identifying toxic levels of lead in gasoline.
Photograph by Edwin L. Wisherd, National Geographic
What chemicals are associated with vehicle emissions today?
Ocean vents like this one in the South Pacific are one of the likely places that life first developed on Earth.
Photograph courtesy Submarine ROF 2006, NOAA Vents Program. CC BY 2.0
What are hydrothermal vents?
Kudzu creeps near a highway in Tennessee.
Photograph by Katie Ashdown, courtesy Flickr. CC BY 2.0
Is kudzu an invasive species?
What is lightning?
The U.S.S. Arizona (yes, that one) sails beyond a storm in 1918.
Photograph by Burnell Poole, National Geographic
What is forecasting?
China has a goal of being self-sufficient in staple foods like rice (above) corn and wheat.
Photograph by Keith Ladzinski, National Geographic
What does China eat? Use our interactive to find out.
He followed her to school one day. It was against the rules.
Photograph by Gilbert Grosvenor, National Geographic
Use our “picture of practice” video to help students craft their own poems from their own life experiences.
What are we reading this summer?
Map by Digital Scholarship Lab, University of Richmond
How did travel impact the presidency of Gerald Ford?
How much do you know about the U.S. national anthem?