This week, we learned …
Pups howl along with their pack mates in daily or nightly choruses.
Photograph by Jim and Jamie Dutcher
What is it like “growing up wolf”? Use our timeline to find out!
“Sleeping sickness” is a potentially deadly disease.
Illustration courtesy CDC
What is sleeping sickness?
Is Lone Star College’s new campus helping an “education desert”?
The abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over the past 25 years.
Photograph by Willard Culver, National Geographic
Save the insects! Build your own bee hotel!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! While the gold funeral mask is one of the prize possessions at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, King Tut himself remains safe in his tomb, KV62. (“KV” stands for “Kings’ Valley/Valley of the Kings,” an area where the tombs of pharaohs and other nobles were buried.)
Photograph by Kenneth Garrett, National Geographic
How are archaeologists studying ancient Egypt?
Mikaila Ulmer (left) is an 11-year-old social entrepreneur. Her company, Me and the Bees Lemonade, uses natural honey as a sweetener. As Mikaila explains: Buy a bottle, save a bee. Clay Bolt, the wildlife photographer on the right, shares Mikaila’s passion—one of his principal collections is a gallery of North American bees.
Photograph by Jen Shook, National Geographic
What is citizen science?
Cheer up, black grouper! You’re in the beautiful Hol Chan marine reserve in Belize.
Photograph by Brian Skerry, National Geographic
Where might you find happier fish?
The oldest, deepest rift valley on Earth is the Baikal Rift Zone in southern Siberia, marked by largest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Baikal.
Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
How did Baikal get so deep?
A greater roadrunner takes a smoke break in Death Valley, California.
Photograph by Bruce Dale, National Geographic
How has human activity indirectly impacted birds?
Illustration by James M. Gurney, National Geographic
What books are our explorers reading effectively?
Boo! Use our video study guide to learn more about bog bodies.