Mite-y DNA Helps Trace Human Migration

SCIENCE The mites that live on human skin could help scientists study the history and relationships of human populations. (The Atlantic) Watch our video to get an up-close view of these misunderstood microbes. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The new scientific research studied populations of face mites. What are mites? Mites are microscopic arthropods. … Continue reading Mite-y DNA Helps Trace Human Migration

#GreatNature: The Beauty of a Bug

This blog post was written by Alecia Jurado, former Great Nature Project intern. We’re sharing National Geographic staff and friends’ stories about nature to celebrate the Great Nature Project. To share your own nature photos of plants and animals with National Geographic, visit  It’s 9:45 PM and I’ve found myself stranded in my room after a certain encounter with an unexpected visitor in my bathroom … Continue reading #GreatNature: The Beauty of a Bug