11 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 …

… who the most murderous mammals really are. Editor’s pick of the week!

Which mammal is most likely to be murdered by its own kind? Well, they do belong to a mob. Photograph by Jason Finlay, MyShot

Which mammal is most likely to be murdered by its own kind? Well, they are part of the mob.
Photograph by Jason Finlay, MyShot

 

… this orchestra literally plays with its food.

  • What vegetables can you turn into instruments? TRY IT

 

Earth laws may not apply to Mars. Or Antarctica.

 

why humans are mammals, and how a baby can have three biological parents.

 

.. teenage defiance, an abundant and renewable resource, might be able to be manipulated for the good of our world.

 

… China just built the biggest radio telescope in the world.

 

free-range chickens are an all-you-can-eat buffet for bald eagles, and the Depression was great for the American kitchen.

New Deal art was awesome, wasn’t it? Illustration by the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, courtesy Library of Congress

New Deal art was awesome, wasn’t it?
Illustration by the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, courtesy Library of Congress

 

… there is a millennial underemployment crisis, but only among liberal-arts majors.

The millennial “fear of a college-educated barista” is all a matter of perspective. Photograph by Krista Rossow, National Geographic

The millennial “fear of a college-educated barista” is all a matter of perspective.
Photograph by Krista Rossow, National Geographic

 

France has banned plastic cups, plates, and cutlery in a bid to save the planet—but the developing world is outspending richer countries on renewables.

This low-tech windmill on Lake Turkana, Kenya, is just one example of African communities investing in renewable energy. Photograph by Randy Olson, National Geographic

This low-tech windmill on Lake Turkana, Kenya, is just one example of African communities investing in renewable energy.
Photograph by Randy Olson, National Geographic

 

… why milk is always in the back of the store.

Dutch milkmaids of the 1600s kept milk cool in cellars or “cool pantries” (located on the coldest-facing wall of the house). Painting by Johannes Vermeer, of course. Zoom in at the Rijksmuseum

Dutch milkmaids of the 1600s kept milk cool in cellars or “cool pantries” (located on the coldest-facing wall of the house).
Painting by Johannes Vermeer, of course. Zoom in at the Rijksmuseum

 

… how to read a map.

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4 responses to “11 Things We Learned This Week!

  1. Having babies from three DNA!!! Maybe it’s a good technology to have a healthy baby by replacing unhealthy mitrochrondia to stop death.. But life and death is not in our control it’s up to almighty.. If a person has life he will live in any circumstances… And what is that child gonna feel when he knows that he has three parents!! It’s just a technology but still it remains a question is it right????

  2. Our government has given us permission to interrupt with celestial objects but are we allowed by universe?? Antarctica is also getting melt by our actions… Instead of interrupting too much in nature it’s better to do efforts to save our nature our environment.. .

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