This week, we learned …
A Flint, Michigan, family uses bottled water to clean a girl’s hands, as the tap water has dangerously high levels of lead.
Photograph by Eugene Richards, National Geographic
What is the Flint water crisis?
Where are these ghost fragments of Earth’s crust? Use our great resource to find out.
Thanks in part to geospatial technology, poaching in Tsavo National Park, Kenya, has dropped by 43% from 2015.
Photograph by National Geographic
How is National Geographic supporting the “Battle for the Elephants”?
People of color have been waiting for equity for a long time.
Photograph by Esther Bubley, courtesy Library of Congress
Use our video to better understand the potentials of conflict mediation within a multicultural society.
The common shrew is one of the most common mammals in northern Eurasia.
Photograph by Wwalas, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-3.0
Why are some shrews heroes?
Aspergillus flavus is a fungus that impacts corn, peanuts, and other food crops, and can lead to liver cancer.
Photograph by Medmyco, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-4.0
Help cultivate your own “Top Crop” with our farming game.
“Forests in and around cities are a valuable resource that should be promoted,” writes a research team. Here, a gorgeous hawk perches at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum in Philadelphia.
Photograph by Derik Pinsonneault, courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
How does biodiversity thrive in urban areas?
A family eats a dinner of seal meat at their home in the Inuit settlement of Isortoq in east Greenland.
Photograph by Matthieu Paley, National Geographic
Why are Inuit communities particularly impacted by climate change?
A blue ring at the base of some flowers is produced not by chemical pigments, but by microscopic structures.
Photograph by Mark Moffett, National Geographic
Learn how our certified educators use flowers to pursue project-based learning!
An astrolabe is a tool used by ancient navigators to determine the position of celestial objects.
Photograph by Bates Littlehales, National Geographic
How did the astrolabe sink to the bottom of the ocean off the coast of Oman?
Infographic by Natalia Rodriguez, courtesy Research4Life
This is exactly how we approach scientific news in our Current Event Connection!