This week, we learned …
The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and subsequent fire destroyed hundreds of buildings, including those downtown on Post and Grant Avenues, above.
Photograph by H.D. Chadwick, U.S. Department of War, courtesy National Archives
Explore the science behind San Francisco’s Earthquakes … and make one of your own with our Forces of Nature interactive.
Hozoji Matheson-Margullis is a Puyallup tribal native, globally recognized musician, and marine biologist. (The geoduck is a big, burrowing clam.) Photograph by Brian Anderson/Motherboard
How is National Geographic Education fostering STEM education? With all sorts of resources.
A new study reports that wetland loss in Louisiana’s Mississippi Delta is about 45 square kilometers (almost 10 square miles) a year, or more than one acre an hour (an acre is close to the size of a football field).
Photograph courtesy USGS, NASA
What have previous Mississippi deltas looked like? Download our beautiful map to find out.
Yushan is part of the Central Mountain Range in Taiwan, one of the most quickly eroding mountain ranges in the world.
Photograph by Kailing3, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-3.0
If mountains aren’t a carbon sink, where are they? Use our activity to find out.
The Bajau people have lived on and around the South Pacific waters of the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei for thousands of years.
Photograph by Matthieu Paley, National Geographic
How might the Bajau lifestyle contribute to their diet? Find out with our lovely video.
What’s a bog? What’s a floating island?
Loggers show off a felled giant sequoia around 1900.
Photograph by the National Park Service, courtesy National Geographic
Can you think of another popular 19th-century profession with a vanished vocabulary? Look to the seas.
This $100 “green machine” of One Laptop Per Child promised to have all the features of an ordinary computer but require so little electricity that a child could power it with a hand crank, be rugged enough for children to use outside schools, and have mesh networking to allow one laptop extend its internet connection to many others.
Photograph by Renee Comet, National Geographic
How are laptops and innovative educators bringing education to refugees in Africa? Join Project Kakuma to find out.
Reports of the scale of human sacrifice among the Mexica leaves one archaeologist to say “we may never truly fathom other cultures.”
Illustration from theCodex Magliabechiano, courtesy Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. (FAMSI) and Wikimedia
What is ethnography? Use our resource to introduce students to anthropology.
A new type of “carbon farming” aims to use plants to increase the amount of carbon in the soil.
Image provided by City Compost
How can you get dirty and save the planet?
We’re going to have to remake our map!
What is a kingdom?