Amazing discoveries and experiences await you in every issue of National Geographic magazine. The latest news in science, exploration, and culture will open your eyes to the world’s many wonders.
A GLASS SEA MENAGERIE • LOOKING AT THE EARTH FROM EVERY POSSIBLE ANGLE
THE BACKSTORY • THESE SEA CREATURES WERE FASHIONED TO BE RESEARCH AIDS. NOW THEY’RE THE STARS OF STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHS.
Dear Fermi: A Fan Letter • MY FAVORITE SPACECRAFT? THE FERMI GAMMA-RAY SPACE TELESCOPE, WHICH CAPTURES A COSMOS SO DIFFERENT FROM WHAT OUR EYES SEE.
Fermi at Work • The Fermi telescope captures the glow of gamma rays.
A KING’S CURIOUS COLORS
Not crushed like a bug
A SIDE OF CRISP SEAWEED • THIS ‘BACON OF THE SEA’ DELIVERS PLENTIFUL PROTEIN WITH A SPLASH (INSTEAD OF AN OINK).
Lab-grown jaw relief?
TUNNEL VISION • Slot canyons and rock cliffs define the water-whittled landscape of southwestern Utah’s Zion National Park.
PLANET POSSIBLE • Want cleaner water? Two ways to help. Want to cut waste? Three more ideas. Now it’s in your hands.
THESE CREATURES COME WITH SPECIALIZED STORAGE
BAKING IN POMPEII • In A.D. 79 the eruption of Mount Vesuvius buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in ash and pumice, and carbonized many of their organic contents—including the bread in Pompeii’s bakeries. Farrell Monaco, a culinary archaeologist, researched one popular bread’s history and has re-created the recipe.
HIDDEN THOUGHTS ON RACE IN SIX WORDS • When MICHELE L. NORRIS first asked strangers to sum up their feelings about race in just six words, she assumed few people would want to share their personal reflections on such a sensitive topic. Now, after more than half a million responses to the Race Card Project, she knows better.
‘HE’S MY DAD, NOT THE GARDENER’ • Brooklyn, New York
‘NATIVE AMERICANS, AMERICA’S INVISIBLE INVISIBLE INVISIBLE’ • Ruston, Washington
‘WITH KIDS, I’M DAD, ALONE … THUG!’ • Pacific Grove, California
‘I’M ASHAMED FOR MY ANCESTORS’ RACE’ • Brooklyn, New York
‘I AM NOT AN EXOTIC CREATURE’ • Seattle, Washington
‘BLACK BOY. WHITE WORLD. PERPETUALLY EXHAUSTED’ • Richmond, Virginia
‘ASHAMED THAT ACCOMPLISHED MINORITIES SURPRISE ME’ • Seattle, Washington
‘BLACKCICAN SPANISH SPEAKER DIDN’T TEACH KIDS’ • Riverside, California
‘WE AREN’T ALL “STRONG BLACK WOMEN”’ • Chapel Hill, North Carolina
‘I WISH HE WAS A GIRL’ • Silver Spring, Maryland
GENERATIONS LOST • A century ago, a white mob massacred as many as 300 people in the prosperous Black district of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Today the city is finally coming to terms with the devastation.
A LASTING DESTRUCTION • When the white mob burned 1,115 homes, numerous businesses, and other property in 1921, “the savings of a lifetime were reduced to ashes,” wrote a group of prominent Black Tulsans. Insurance companies refused to pay claims, citing riot clauses in their policies. Black property owners filed 193 lawsuits seeking recompense. The cases were dismissed, the losses permanent.
ENVISIONING BLACK FREEDOM • We must live like we understand what history teaches us.
THE TREE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD • Of the trillions of trees on this warming planet, which one grows the farthest south? Our team braved the furious winds of Cape Horn to find it.
CULTURE CLASH • MAYA BEEKEEPERS IN MEXICO SEE THEIR WAY OF LIFE THREATENED BY RAPIDLY GROWING MENNONITE FARMS.
THE LURE OF TRIESTE • Northern Italy’s elegant and vibrant border city has long been an overlooked cultural gem. Now renewed interest in its port could bring a new era of prosperity.
KARINE AIGNER • FROM OUR...