This week, we learned …
Photograph by Lynn Johnson, National Geographic
Vikings made it to the Maritimes, why not the Mojave? (A lot of reasons, actually.)
Illustration by Tom Lovell, National Geographic
How could the Vikings have made it to the Pacific?
You can also buy diamonds made of car exhaust.
How do geographers use drones?
Photograph by Cory Richards, National Geographic
How is the Arctic shrinking?
An Australian father and son quench their thirst.
Photograph by James L. Stanfield, National Geographic
How can families foster empowered kids?
How did geography inform the cultures of the South Pacific?
One does not simply walk into Mordor. One is guided there by Nat Geo, of course.
Learn how to read maps like a pro.
A new fertilizer increased crop yield, even when only half the typical amount of nutrients was added. The study was conducted on rice fields similar to this one in Asia.
Photograph by Bruce Dale, National Geographic
Where is rice grown?
This classic version is up-to-date as of 2017, including all the new elements confirmed last year!
Illustration by Andy Brunning/Compound Interest 2017 CC-BY-ND-NC-4.0