Frances-Ann Moran

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23 Breath-Takingly Beautiful Photos Of Frozen Flowers

Mo Devlin's Frozen Flowers series is better than real flowers — they last forever and you don't have to change the water.

How language can affect the way we think

Keith Chen (TED Talk: Could your language affect your ability to save money?) might be an economist, but he wants to talk about language. For …

A lost city reveals the grandeur of medieval African civilization

Some of the world's greatest cities during the Middle Ages were on the eastern coast of Africa. Their ornate stone domes and soaring walls, made with …

New Caledonia Expedition: A Treasure Trove of Stunning Sea Life

Changing Planet<p>Yesterday we explored the remote Huon Island and its lagoon, and experienced the most vibrant refuge for marine life, including an incredible diversity of species. In this photo essay you will see the azure waters of the Huon lagoon, a little jack using a shark’s wave pressure to …

The Cavers Behind South Africa’s New Hominid Discovery

Human Journey<p>Scientists from South Africa, the U.S., Australia, Canada, and Switzerland are camped out on a farm outside Johannesburg, recovering and studying a cache of ancient hominid fossils.<p>None of them would be there if it weren’t for the skills of South Africa’s caving …

New Species of Fuzzy Daisy and Other Furry Flora

<b>With chilly weather on the way, most of us are pulling our fuzzy coats out of the back of the closet.</b><p>A new species of daisy already has itself covered—and what a cool-looking coat.<p>Researchers found <i>Coespeletia palustris</i> during an expedition high in the páramo ecosystem of the Venezuelan Andes—at …

Geography in the News: Bluefin Tuna Decline

Changing Planet<p><i>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner,</i> <i>Geography in the NewsTM</i><p>Bluefin Tuna in Decline<p>The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), an international agreement between governments, dealt a serious blow to the Atlantic bluefin tuna in March 2010. The …

Scientists Recover Ancient Hominid Skull From Cave

Wildlife<p>Your browser does not support iframes.<br>“About half way through it became pretty clear that we weren’t going to leave until it was out. There was no way we were stopping.”<p>Becca Peixotto was not messing around today.<p>The original plan for the Rising Star Expedition involved removing exposed …

A boat sits still in the water at sunrise near Abu Simbel, Egypt, December 1923

A boat sits still in the water at sunrise near Abu Simbel, Egypt, December 1923.<br>Photograph by Jules Gervais Courtellemont, National Geographic

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