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This week, we learned …
This issue with Dempster Beach, Illinois, isn’t lovely Lake Michigan. “This could be a very lovely beach if it weren’t for two things: obnoxious, nanny-state lifeguards and a high entrance fee,” says one local. Get the scoop on beaches here.
Photograph by Mark Ordonez, courtesy Flickr. CC-BY-SA-2.0
What in the world is going on here? If you had a window seat and the “Flyover Country” app, you could find out. Or, you could skim our nice encyclopedic entry on craters.
Formosat image © 2008 Dr. Cheng-Chien Liu, National Cheng-Kung University and Dr. An-Ming Wu, National Space Organization, Taiwan
Some people don’t need help napping. And some do.
Photograph by James L. Stanfield, National Geographic
Brian Cushing, Tony Green, and Ronny Smith work together to challenge their students to be creative and design their own sustainable civilizations. Click here to get the lesson plan!
Photograph by Lisa Coffey-Mahoney
LeBron knows geography, as evidenced when he returned to Ohio after working in Florida: “In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have. I’m ready to accept the challenge. I’m coming home. Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I cried. It’s where I bled. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their passion can be overwhelming. But it drives me. I want to give them hope when I can. I want to inspire them when I can. My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now.”
Photograph by Keith Allison, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-2.0