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What Made Leonardo da Vinci a Genius?

Hint: The great Italian artist was interested in everything.<p>A painting by Leonardo da Vinci sold for $450.3 million at Christie's, by far the highest price for any work of art sold at auction—and a sign of the lofty place the great Italian artist holds in our imagination.<p>Today, the term “genius” is …

Art

Why Your Dog Eats Poop, and Other Odd Pet Behavior Explained

Experts weigh in on some of the stranger habits of cats and dogs.<p>From dogs that demonstrate decidedly odd tastes in treats to cats that think outside the litter box, pets can exhibit some seriously strange behavior. This week, we asked the pros to field questions from readers wondering about their …

Pets

The Forest In Your Mouth

The study of the human microbiome—the booming and much-hyped quest to understand the microbes that share our bodies—began in the mouth. Specifically, it began with dental plaque.<p>In 1683, Antony van Leeuwenhoek, the first human ever to see bacteria, became the first human ever to see <i>his own …

Biology

Hello Paris, goodbye Paris. A brief layover, next step #Nairobi! This will be my first time in Kenya and what better reason to visit than @tooyoungtowed's first Adolescent Girls Photography Workshop! #endchildmarriage #tooyoungtowed #letgirlslearn #17hrsoftravelingandcounting

With Sonar-Reflecting Leaves, Plant Lures Bats to Poo in it

Imagine a bat flying through the jungle of Borneo. It calls out to find a place to spend the night. And a plant calls back.<p>The plant in question is <i>Nepenthes hemsleyana—</i>a flesh-eating plant that’s terrible at eating flesh. It’s a pitcher plant and like all its kin, its leaves are shaped like upright …

Biology

Hot Wild Dragons Set Sex Through Temperature Not Genes

At room temperature, a bearded dragon’s sex depends on two chromosomes. If they have two Z chromosomes, these lizards develop as males. Those with a Z and a W become females. But raise the thermostat up a few notches, and something different happens. If a clutch of dragon eggs are incubated at 34 …

Why Ocean Conservationists Should Pay More Attention to Wikipedia

Changing Planet<p>When the average internet user seeks out information on a scientific topic, the first place she turns to isn’t the latest scientific literature or even a mainstream news publication, it’s Wikipedia. Google any scientific topic and the online encyclopedia will turn up as the first or …

Mangroves

Aflatoxin, a Silent Threat to Africa’s Food Supply

Food supply issues aren’t uncommon in Africa. Famines caused by drought, flood, or conflict are frequent. But there is another constant threat to the continent’s food security that receives little public attention: Foodborne toxins known as aflatoxins.<p>Produced by fungus in the same way that …

Agriculture

A Beloved Beach House and a Lesson in Letting Go

“As a little kid I’d always want to cry when it came time to leave,” says photographer Matt Propert about his family’s beach house on Delaware’s Fenwick Island. “Growing up in Virginia, it was the one place where we went on vacation. I have fond memories about those early days spent at the beach …

Cottages

Paleo Profile: Atychodracon megacephalus

<b>Name:</b> <i>Atychodracon megacephalus</i><p><b>Meaning:</b> <i>Atychodracon</i> means “unfortunate dragon”, while <i>megacephalus</i> translates to “big head.”<p><b>Age:</b> The earliest Jurassic, about 200 million years ago.<p><b>Where in the world?:</b> The Blue Lias Formation of England.<p><b>What sort of critter?:</b> <i>Atychodracon</i> is a plesiosaur – a …

Paleontology

I Heart My City: Martina’s Thessaloniki

When <b>Martina Papaiaioannou</b> decided to go back to school, she traded one port city in Greece for another, moving up the coast from Volos to <b>Thessaloniki</b>. When she isn’t riding her bike around town or going to classes, she writes about her favorite places and experiences in what she calls the “ultimate …

European Travel

Can Nature Make a Less Intense Hurricane Season a Less Risky One Too?

Wildlife<p>Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy approaching the east coast of the United States. Photo © NASA<p><i>By Kathy Baughman McLeod, Director of Climate Risk & Resilience, The Nature Conservancy</i><p>Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) predicted a below average hurricane season …

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3张图片<p>“每次去港式茶餐厅,必点的有两道:一是肠粉,一是菠萝包。<p>菠萝包的经典吃法,是将其趁热横切一刀不切断,然后在切口中夹上冷冻后的有盐黄油,记住要厚切的哦~<p>一口下去,酥脆的菠萝皮,热热香香的面包,以及被面包的热情稍稍融化的黄油~三者搭配,不论是口感还是味道,都带给人强烈的冲击感,不可谓不经典。”<p>食 …

What the River Knows: Yaqui River, Sonora, Mexico

Changing Planet<p><i>In this series, “What the River Knows,” by Basia Irland, the artist and water activist writes from the perspective of each river, using the first person. Installments are published in Water Currents every other week on Mondays. The first post is about the Ping River in Chiang Mai,</i> …

From Running Water to No Water: In Search of Desert Bats

Changing Planet<p>A glimpse of aboveground running desert water in the Hoarusib River of northwestern Namibia (Photo by Theresa Laverty)<p>After three weeks of traveling through northwestern Namibia in search of water where I net for bats, I now have a much better appreciation for the term “desert oasis.”<p>…

In Africa, Learning How Food Can Move

<i>Written by Emery Koenig</i><p>What if you could watch a new world emerge right before your eyes? In Africa, one of the most dynamic regions of the planet, it feels like you can observe transformations almost day by day.<p>On a recent visit to Zambia, I met with a group of smallholder farmers who had …

Agriculture

Utah by Dirt: The Ultimate Adventure Road Trip

<b>Follow along as we chase dirt trails, ride the red-water rapids of the Colorado River, and explore hidden canyons in Escalante on our Utah by Dirt adventure. Follow along with the hashtag #UTbyDirt.</b><p>The looming sandstone towers obscured the entire northern skyline from where we had parked and were …

Photos

How Do African Grasslands Support So Many Plant-Eaters?

Across the savannahs of Africa, millions of stomachs are busy converting plant tissue into animal flesh. The continent’s leaves and grasses are under constant assault from impala, wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, gazelles, and giraffes. Even acacia trees get bulldozed by elephants. There can be up to 25 …

Wildlife

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World’s Oldest Murder Mystery Was 430,000 Years in the Making

The first known murder was just as brutal as any other. The attacker smashed the victim twice in the head, leaving matching holes above the victim’s left eyebrow. The dead body was then dropped down a 43-foot shaft into a cave—where it lay for nearly half a million years.<p>Talk about your cold …

The Fearless Gaze of Mary Ellen Mark: A Friend Remembered

<i>Iconic documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark passed away on Monday, May 25. She was well known for her penetrating work and for the number of photographers’ lives she touched in a myriad of ways. In 1988 she photographed a story for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine in Australia entitled “Sydney’s</i> …

Nature Photography

What Global Trade Deals Mean for Your Dinner

If you don’t have a specialty butcher yet, make friends with one quick, because soon grocery stores may not offer as much information about where their meat comes from. I recommend second-generation butcher Pam Ginsberg, mine for 15 years, at Wagshal’s in Washington, D.C.—but more on her in a …

Agriculture

Ethical Eating: The Plants (and Animals) Are Watching Us

Are some things too smart to eat?<p>Maybe. Most of us aren’t comfortable at the thought of chowing down on such bright sparks as dolphins, chimpanzees, kangaroos<b>,</b> or border collies. Then there are pigs, which researchers point out are inquisitive, attentive, social, and (relatively) sharp as tacks. …

Living Rooms

Save the Zombie-Makers!

Parasites may seem too gross or too wicked to be worth saving from extinction. Or they may just seem so skilled in their sinister arts that we don’t have to worry about them, since they’ll always find a new victim.<p>In fact, parasites warrant our concern, right along with their hosts. That’s not to …

I Heart My City: Elizabeth’s Atlanta

<b>Elizabeth Jarrett</b> has a special love for the city of <b>Atlanta</b> and the people who live there. Deeply entrenched in the Georgia capital’s creative class, Elizabeth is a founding member of the Collective Project theater company, hosts the Natural Selection variety show, works as a gallery curator, and …

The West Coast Sardine Fishery is Closed: Not Because You Eat Sardines, but Because You Don’t

Wildlife<p>By Maria Finn<p>As a food and lifestyle writer and someone who works in the seafood industry, I’ve long encouraged people to eat the little fish, particularly sardines, herring, anchovies and other small “forage” fish that are plentiful and local to California.<p>This summer, the Pacific Fishery …

Mist, Sun, Rain, and Snow: Capturing the Mood Swings of Yoho National Park

In winter, the only way to visit the best locations in Yoho National Park is to ski into the backcountry wilderness. Fortunately, since winter is an especially interesting time to photograph in the park, there are several alpine huts where you can warm up, cook, and sleep.<p>The name “Yoho” means “awe …

National Parks

New Hope for Weight Loss May Grow on a Chinese Vine

Thunder god vine (<i>Tripterygium wilfordii</i>), a deciduous and largely poisonous climbing vine native to China, Taiwan, and Myanmar, may hold the secret to getting skinny, at least in mice.<p>A study published this past week in the journal <i>Cell</i> found that a compound called Celastrol, extracted from thunder …

Diabetes

Turning Waste Into Wallets, One Salmon Skin at a Time

Unless you live under a rock, you know food waste is a big global problem. We throw out about 40 percent of what we grow or harvest in the U.S. France is now requiring supermarkets to donate unsold food to charity, dumpster diving has become a sport, and American chef Dan Barber is showing us what …

Sustainability