National Geographic February 2019
Alex Honnold is famous for climbing formidable rock faces without using ropes. But El Capitan?
Mystery shrouds child killings some 500 years ago in what’s now Peru.
The White Gold Rush
Lithium is key to making batteries. Bolivia has it in abundance.
Silicon Valley Grows Up (Sort Of)
The tech mecca looks at the costs of success.
A National Symbol – But Also a Pest?
Australia grapples with a kangaroo issue.
South Africa’s Majorettes
For girls and young women in South Africa, being a “drummy” requires dedication – and pays dividends in confidence and pride.
How Ketchup Made Food Safer
Henry Heinz’s view of wholesome food and preservatives still resonates today.
This neuroscientist is working on suppressing bad memories.
The Shots That Almost Got Away
His camera captured polar bear close-ups – and then it sank. But the photographer refused to give up.
Frigatebirds woo mates by inflating a body part and drumming on it. What’s not to love?
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