Miriam Hutchings

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How to Buy Groceries: Supermarket Shopping 101

We take you from the front door to the checkout aisle of the typical supermarket to help you buy (and not buy) food the right way<p><i>This is the second part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discussed how supermarkets try to get you to spend</i> …

Flying Robots Serving in Singapore by 2015

Changing Planet<p><i>This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series, which profiles interesting information, thoughts and research into using drones, UAVs or remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography, that Kike learns about during his travels.</i><p>Can you …

'Eye of Sauron' Opens Galactic Vistas to Astronomers

Gigantic black holes provide a new cosmic yardstick for charting far-off stars.<p>Monster black holes lurking within the core of galaxies offer a new way to measure how far many objects in the universe are from Earth, astronomers report on Wednesday—and with much better accuracy than ever before.<p>The …

'Jurassic World' Dinosaurs Stuck in the 1980s, Experts Grumble

Out-of-date dinosaurs undercut the science seen in the movie's trailer.<p>Who doesn't love a dinosaur flick? Well, paleontologists have a few fossil bones to pick with <i>Jurassic World</i>, the latest in a line of dinosaur movies that once bragged about its scientific credibility.<p>The trailer for the new …

Google+ Hangout: Get to Know India’s Curious Big Cats

Changing Planet<p>As part of Big Cat Week on Nat Geo Wild, several National Geographic big cat researchers, photographers, and conservationists (including me) are joining together for a live video chat via Google+ Hangout Wednesday, December 3rd at 1 p.m. EST (6 p.m. UTC).<p>This is your chance to get …

China’s Growth Fuels Boom in World Shipping Traffic

Satellite data show numbers quadrupled over two decades, raising new concerns about escalating emissions.<p>Ship traffic on the world's oceans has quadrupled over the past two decades, according to a new study that's the first to rely on satellite data to produce global maps of shipping on the open …

Teaching Kenya's Warriors to Make Peace With Fast-Disappearing Lions

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Shivani Bhalla enlists locals to save lions.<p><i>Editor's note: Shivani Bhalla is one of National Geographic's 2014 emerging explorers, a designation that honors tomorrow's visionaries—those making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people to care about</i> …

Africa’s Last Tropical Glaciers: Watch for Free

Human Journey<p>“Snows of the Nile,” a short film by National Geographic Young Explorers Grantee Neil Losin and fellow filmmaker and explorer Nate Dappen has received third place in the Action4Climate documentary contest. The film was one of 230 contest entries from 70 countries. To celebrate the …

How Did Manatees Inspire Mermaid Legends?

Sailors across cultures thought the aquatic mammals were young women of the sea.<p>It's that time of year when manatees, the slow-moving aquatic mammals of the southeast coast of North America, start to migrate south into warmer waters—and often run into trouble.<p>In Florida, many of the languid …

In Climate Talks, Spotlight Turns to India

U.S.-China deal on carbon emissions ramps up pressure on New Delhi to get more aggressive in moving away from coal.<p>India's new prime minister, a Hindu nationalist and former tea seller, recently urged his country's schoolchildren to help save the planet by relishing the delight of a full moon.<p>"On a …

In Battle Against Food Waste, Rethinking "Use By" Labels

Could changing food labels save millions of tons of good food from being thrown away?<p>LONDON—Everyone's done it: You reach into your fridge and pluck out something tasty that you've meaning to eat but had half-forgotten about, only to discover that its "best before" date passed a few days …

Hōkūle‘a: Return to Aotearoa

Changing Planet<p>After almost six months since departing from Hawai‘i on the Worldwide Voyage, Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia arrived in Aotearoa (New Zealand) to a Maori welcoming ceremony that was not only stunning to see, but historical as well.<p>When the crews of the voyaging canoes first sighted the …

5 Takeaways From Huge Once-a-Decade Gathering on World's Protected Areas

The World Parks Congress drew 6,000 delegates to Australia. Here's what we learned.<p>SYDNEY—Must conservation and economic development always be locked in combat, with no hope for one unless the other is suffering?<p>At the World Parks Congress, a once-a-decade global forum on protected areas that drew …

Freediving with sharks in Roatan, Honduras – in pictures

Freediving with sharks off Honduras's Roatan island is a thrilling, if nerve-racking, experience. Professional freedivers Eusebio and Christina Saenz de Santamaria shot these photographs as they explored the Cara a Cara site, famous for Caribbean reef sharks. Eusebio runs a freediving school in …

14 legendary natural wonders of South America

Tucked in a corner at the borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, the 275 falls of Iguazu dwarf Niagara and have to be one of the most amazing …

South America

8 hours of airliners departing from Los Angeles in one single photo

Los Angeles architectural photographer Mike Kelley posted this awesome image of almost all the departures and some of the arrivals at LAX during a …

April 2014

21 Of The Most Beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossom Photos Of 2014

The delicate pink sakura, or cherry blossom, is associated primarily with the culture of its native Japan. These trees blossom throughout Japan every …