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The year 1907: Portrait of an Ojibway, or Chippewa Indian girl. Flashback 127 years into photographic history as we bring you images from the Natgeo archives—see more at natgeofound.tumblr.com @natgeocreative Photo by Roland W. Reed

NASA's drought-predicting satellite is almost ready to begin work

According to environmentalist Lester Brown, droughts are going to be increasingly prevalent over the next few years. At the same time that he was making these claims, however, NASA was activating a spacecraft that it's hoped will do something about that. The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) …

U.S. Economy Leading The Way; Wants Others To Step Up

The global economy rolls along more smoothly when it's not riding a unicycle. It needs additional wheels for momentum and stability.<p>That is, in effect, what Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is telling leaders of other advanced nations.<p>In a <i>get rolling</i> speech Wednesday to the World Affairs Council, Lew …

U.S. weather system hacked, affecting satellites

Hackers attacked the U.S. weather system in October, causing a disruption in satellite feeds and several pivotal websites.<p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, said that four of its websites were hacked in recent weeks. To block the attackers, government officials were forced …