National Geographic May 2013
New Clues to a Long Life
You want to live to 120? And stay healthy? Genetic discoveries could make that wish come true.
Wrangel Island was once thought to be a magical realm. That’s not so far from the truth.
The violent rule of Robert Mugabe has shattered a nation. But he cannot still the voices of the people.
The Curse of Fertilizer
Could agriculture destroy our planet?
A new atom is born. And then it vanishes. And the search for undiscovered elements goes on.
Turning Old Things Into New
Shrimp shells + silk protein = one of many freshly minted (and super-useful) materials.
Flying in the Face of Peril
Bears, snakes, and unhappy bureucrats can’t stop Cagan Sekercioglu from saving birds.
China’s Grand Canal
The ancient waterway linked north and south for centuries. Nowadays it’s a tourist draw too.
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