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National Geographic has invested in a new online application, Project Noah, that hopes to bring out the citizen scientist in all of us. It is easy to join and share your photos of nature with others around the globe. Yasser … Continue reading
What’s hidden under the streets of Paris? Crypts, aqueducts, quarries, nightclubs, wine cellars, and bunkers from World War II, just to name a few. The cover story in this month’s issue of National Geographic delves into the catacombs beneath the … Continue reading
Signs of the zodiac outside a shop in the Netherlands. Photo courtesy of NGS The Minnesota Tribune set off a disturbance in the heavens as it reported that the zodiac is out of whack. The sky that the ancient Babylonians … Continue reading
Sudan, most publicly Darfur, has been mired in decades of civil war, genocide, and conflict. Revenues from oil produced in the south but controlled in the north are an incendiary issue and many fear the strategic border region of Abyei … Continue reading