This week, we learned …
Use our activity to help students create their own topographic maps.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that ice cream headaches might be an effective treatment for migraines.
Photograph by Sisse Brimberg, National Geographic
Dig into the rich, delicious history of the ice cream cone.
Patagotitan mayorum—in brown—was a sauropod that lived about 102 million years ago, was likely more than 120 feet long, and weighed 69 tons.
Illustration by Dr. Dennis Bogdan, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-4.0
What are the other giant animals of Earth?
Turtle-headed sea snakes are losing their white rings.
Photograph by Klaus Stiefel, courtesy Flickr. CC BY-NC 2.0
Are there other examples of animals adapting their appearance to a polluted atmosphere?
Map by National Geographic Education
Why is Louisiana sinking at all?
Water woes have reshaped the map of North America by 2028 in this detail from an imaginative map in the new water atlas. Map by Giovanni Mauro and Giuliano Petrarulo, courtesy Guerrilla Cartography
Take a look at Guerrilla Cartography’s first atlas, on food.
The vast Kurdistan region, stretching from Turkey (where this Kurdish herder lives), Syria, Iraq, and Iran. Is it a country? Photograph by John Stanmeyer, National Geographic
What is a nation?
Scientists have suspected that Ancestral Puebloans migrated more than 200 miles from the “cliff palaces” of Mesa Verde, Colorado, to communities north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Illustration by W. Langdon Kihn, National Geographic
Who were the Ancestral Puebloans?
Seawater was the secret ingredient in the best Roman concrete. Photograph Emanuele, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-2.0
What influence did technology like concrete have in ancient Rome?
Gorgeous gospels like this one (from Lindesfarne) may carry DNA from the animals on whose skin was the source of the parchment, bookworms … and priests who kissed the holy books. Photograph by Eadfrith, courtesy Wikimedia.
How else are medieval manuscripts helping modern scholars?
Illustration by EdSurge