This week, we learned …
Map by NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
What is the future of Earth’s climate?
Data & illustrations from C.R. Scotese, visualization developed by Ian Webster
What did Earth look like millions of years ago?
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Aziz Abu Sarah recently returned from weeks spent at a summer camp for Syrian children at a refugee camp in Turkey, where he took this photo of boys being boys.
Photograph courtesy Aziz Abu Sarah, National Geographic
Where are Syria’s refugees?
Swamp sparrows are found throughout eastern North America.
Photograph by Peter Wilton, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-2.0
Take a look at swamp sparrows and other bird migrations of the Americas.
Teens in the Netherlands regularly top life satisfaction tables, with the school environment playing a big role.
Photograph by Luca Locatelli, National Geographic
Where are the world’s happiest countries?
Spoiler: Boys are much more likely to outperform girls in math in school districts that are mostly rich, white and suburban.
Photograph by Lynn Johnson, National Geographic
Use our resources to encourage thoughtful conversations around gender and identity.
Where are the world’s volcanoes?
An elephant matriarch leads her pack across a river in Samburu National Park, Kenya.
Photograph by Michael Nichols, National Geographic
How do refugees balance leadership and responsibility?
Science says it’s delicious.
Photograph by John E. Fletcher and Donald McBain, National Geographic
Learn why Sylvia Earle doesn’t eat her study subjects—fish.
The ability to wag a tongue probably didn’t make a big difference to the business end of a T. rex.
Illustration by Franco Tempesta, National Geographic
No tongue, but T.rex could probably pucker up.
Spoiler: The Bronx
Illustration by Corey Brickley, Vice
Which of New York City’s three—that’s right, three—baseball teams would win in an all-out civil war?