13 Things We Learned This Week!

What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at education@ngs.org.

This week, we learned …

… where plastic ends up when dumped into any point in the ocean.
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how to go around the world in 40 books, or just write like you have.

 

 

… Lassen Peak is sinking, and volcanologists don’t know why.

 

 

… few American doctors are training to care for the elderly.

"The current workforce is inadequately trained and inadequately prepared to deal with what's been called the silver tsunami—a tidal wave of elderly people—increasing in the population in West Virginia, across America, and across the world really," says Dr. Todd Goldberg, one of only 36 geriatricians in the state. (This doctor and patient are Russian.) Photograph by William Daniels, National Geographic

“The current workforce is inadequately trained and inadequately prepared to deal with what’s been called the silver tsunami—a tidal wave of elderly people—increasing in the population in West Virginia, across America, and across the world really,” says Dr. Todd Goldberg, one of only 36 geriatricians in the state. (This doctor and patient are Russian.)
Photograph by William Daniels, National Geographic

 

 

… why killer whales (usually) don’t eat people.

http://ww2.kqed.org/quest/2011/07/20/why-killer-whales-don%E2%80%99t-eat-people-where-science-and-legend-meet/ Orcas may not feed on humans, but they have no trouble targeting gorgeous shoals of herring. Photograph by Paul Nicklen, National Geographic

Orcas may not feed on humans, but they have no trouble targeting gorgeous shoals of herring.
Photograph by Paul Nicklen, National Geographic

 

 

… why using short texts helps support all sorts of critical thinking skills.

Three sisters share a copy of National Geographic Magazine in La Venta, Tabasco, Mexico, in 1947. Photograph by Richard Hewitt Stewart, National Geographic

Three sisters share a copy of National Geographic Magazine in La Venta, Tabasco, Mexico, in 1947.
Photograph by Richard Hewitt Stewart, National Geographic

 

 

… the next step in green energy technology could be right underfoot. Let Akon tell you about it.

 

 

… San Francisco really has become “Billionaire’s Bay.”
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… by adding classes and content, resurgent libraries have turned a whisper to a roar.

Ah, library porn. Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic

Ah, library porn.
Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic

 

 

… how you can use citizen science (and CERN) to help the Higgs find its siblings!

 

 

… teen drivers’ brains may hold the secret to combating road deaths.

 

 

… the five critical categories of classroom rules.

 

 

… a drone seagull poops suncreen.

2 responses to “13 Things We Learned This Week!

  1. So it’s Natsilane behind very humble behavior of orcs!!! I was unaware of this fact that whales are vegetarians… Thanks to Nat geo to make me aware.. Whales are so nice to us we should also be by not polluting water and not stealing their babies just for our decorations!!!

  2. All the very best to those geologist who are working for finding reasons for subsidence in volcanic eruption areas.. I’m also excited to know that reason either it’s plate tectonics, hydrotgermal fluids or magamtism!!!

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