How Humans Got to the Moon …
Space prowess was built over time: the crews, the hardware, the goals.
… and What’s Next
Today’s space race is multinational, moneyed, and ever more crowded. What will its winners get?
Protecting the Sea at the End of the World
National Geographic’s Pristine Seas project has helped establish marine reserves to protect more than two million square miles of oceans. The project recently laid scientific groundwork for a new marine park off Argentina, with private and government support.
The West African nation is at risk from the chaos that surrounds it.
The Mangrove Wall
How climate change hits this natural defense.
What remains in a glass of single malt Scotch whisky after the liquid is gone? A surreal collection of otherworldly landscapes – if you know how to look.
Let’s Send Only Women to Space
If females have the right stuff for long space voyages, why send men at all?
To take plastic drinking straws out of the waste stream, consider metal, silicone – even bamboo.
A Salty Sea Island
Studying one spot in the Dead Sea involved flying a drone and taking a briny swim.
New Places to Go
Inventive prototypes of toilets might lead to low-cost, sanitary facilities that can work around the world.
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