Nature’s Nose Job

SCIENCE New research shows how the width of our nasal passages is literally shaped by the air we breathe. (Smithsonian) Geography can shape cultural characteristics, too. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including today’s simple MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas New research has found some links between the shape of our noses and our geographic ancestry. What … Continue reading Nature’s Nose Job

Creature Feature: Cardinal Colors

By Julie Brown, National Geographic’s Great Nature Project Winter time in the northern hemisphere is a great time to observe animal behavior and work on your species identification skills. When the trees are bare and snow comes and goes from the landscape, it is easier to see organisms whose physical appearance starkly contrasts with their habitat. Birds are easier to see without the cover of … Continue reading Creature Feature: Cardinal Colors