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Illustration from “Dr. Seuss and the Real Lorax,” by Nathaniel J. Dominy, Sandra Winters, Donald E. Pease & James P. Higham. Nature Ecology & Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0628-x
The Lorax is just one of the environmental books we recommend!
Ronogorongo, the lost language indigenous to Easter Island (we think), remains undeciphered. Photograph of a rei miro (neck ornament) courtesy The Trustees of the British Museum. CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Why do you think Rongorongo isn’t a major language of Chile and the Americas?
Campaign buttons for servers are available for order on our website. Photograph courtesy One More Generation
Join the One Less Straw campaign, and take the #PlanetOrPlastic pledge.
The decline of Catholic schools (like this one in Taos, New Mexico, in 1941) is making independent education less accessible to middle- and lower-class students. Photograph by Irving Rusinow, courtesy National Archives
Use the National Geographic Learning Framework to make any school more elite.
Map by National Geographic Education
Navigate the Odyssey with our lovely little geo-tour.
After hurricanes Irma and Maria hit Turks and Caicos, local species of anole lizards evolved with bigger toes, longer front legs, and a better grip. Photograph by Rian Castillo, courtesy Wikimedia. CC BY 2.0
Where else can we see evidence of evolution in action?
The Kármán line—the boundary separating our atmosphere from outer space—may be 20 kilometers closer to Earth than we thought. Photograph courtesy NASA
What is the atmosphere?
Plastic is a complex issue. Get some guidance from our collection of resources.
This composite image of Mars was captured by India’s Mars Orbiter Mission probe. Photograph by USGS, NASA, National Geographic.
You’ve got Mars questions? We’ve got answers.
Princesses satisfy their cravings at Shanghai Disneyland. Photograph by George Steinmetz, National Geographic
What does the world eat?
Get to the bottom of the Mariana Trench without blowing it up.