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6 Tips For Getting Your Little Learner Ready For Kindergarten

As the end of a school year approaches and a new one looms on the horizon, parents and caregivers with preschoolers are attending kindergarten …

Ginger Ale, Ginger Beer, and the History of the Moscow Mule

Today, we use ginger beer to make Moscow Mules because it adds an intense ginger flavor to the drink. But back when the Moscow Mule was created in …

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Facts vs. the GOP: Why America is living through a new era of segregation

Republicans like to blame poverty on the breakdown of the “traditional” family. The numbers tell a different story<p>Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, have once again made the nation consider the durability of racial injustice as a defining factor of the American experience. Black children go to …

The World's Immediate Response to 9/11

In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, people all over the world stood shoulder-to-shoulder in mourning, solidarity, sympathy and friendship with the …

America's Urban Water Crisis

Someone smart said that in the game of life, only Mother Nature is undefeated. But while we have little control over Mother Nature’s whims, we do control the network that moves one of her resources ­— water — to where it’s needed.<p>America was built on top of water and wastewater pipes and tunnels. …

The classical roots of Harry Potter's magical spells

The classical roots of Harry Potter’s magical spells<p>It is no secret that the Harry Potter series is heavily influenced by the classics. JK Rowling …

25 Delicious Facts About Lobsters

We cracked open America's favorite crustacean, <i>Homarus americanus</i>, to plate the delicious facts hiding inside. Bob Bayer, head of the University of …

Reunion Island: Tranquility Among the Sharks

<i>All photos by Olivier Cauras.</i><p>I flew across Africa to La Réunion, the tiny French island in the Indian Ocean, to surf, regardless of the island's reputation of having shark-infested waters. Within a day, however, it became clear that the fact that sharks <i>bouffent</i> (chow down on) a surfer a month here …

Descending into the lost River Effra, London

The River Effra is one of London’s great lost waterways. Rising near Crystal Palace, its course flows through Norwood, Dulwich, Herne Hill, Brixton, …

Will This Man Make Gay Marriage Legal Everywhere?

Justice Anthony Kennedy has more power than any president or justice in history to decree the law of the land. Agree with him or not, there is …

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Duhatschek: Team Canada sets sights on gold after thrilling victory over U.S.

So everybody finally got the game they wanted, in all of its open-ice glory - Canada and the United States, in the men's Olympic hockey semi-finals, and it lived up to all the hope and the hype. The pace was supercharged, the skill on display breathtaking. More than anything, it was a fearless …

These Marsupials Are Sexing Themselves To Death

All the males of the newly discovered species die before they're 1 year old.<p>Oh, wow, look at this cute little mouse thing. I bet it lives a long and fruitful marsupial life. Ha, no. Kidding! It probably dies from bumping uglies too hard.<p>Australian scientists recently discovered these little …

The Hostage Horror of Herpesvirus

It’s a staple in many a heist movie. A person or group of people are going about their business when all of a sudden, they are attacked by force or by gunpoint. The situation turns dire as the enemy is not interested in an immediate fate but rather an extended one; it’s a hostage-taking. The target …

Pesticides are everywhere, and more dangerous than you realize

They're sprayed in abundance, but research on these chemicals remains surprisingly scarce<p>Most of us think we're protecting ourselves from noxious chemicals with half-superstitious gestures: filtering the water we drink a pitcher at a time, or confining ourselves to the organic aisles of …

Ukraine’s Bloody Crackdown Enters Its Third Day

The streets burned during the second day of a vicious crackdown on anti-government protesters that has left more than 30 dead—including 18 burned …

10 Monogamous Animals That Just Want To Settle Down

They can't put a ring on it, but when these animals find a mate, they're ready to commit.<p>1. Gibbons<p>The furry, tree-swinging gibbon doesn't monkey …

The Surprising Origins of Child-Proof Lids

While the modern versions of child-proof lids have been around for decades, their history may extend back thousands of years.<p>Dr. Henri J. Breault of …

Bartending With Fire, Eggs, and Science to Impress Your Friends

Knowing how to mix tasty cocktails will make you a hit at any party, but adding flair to the process can bring the house down. These two drink …

2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 25th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2013. First prize winner will receive a 10-day Galapagos expedition for two. National Geographic was once more kind enough to allow me to share some of the …

National Geographic Magazine

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National Geographic's Best Travel Photos 2013 - in pictures

National Geographic has picked 10 of the most stunning travel images from 2013, from their daily photo feature Travel 365

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Trying to Help in Haiti

The cinder-block school has no windows and no doors, just a string of incandescent lightbulbs hanging down the center of the ceiling like the spine of a great whale. It’s hot and humid, and the room throbs with the voices of 200 Haitians who have paused from fishing, gardening, or painting the …

How Does A Honeybee Colony Think?

As any kid with a mason jar can tell you, the honeybee isn’t the smartest animal on the planet. But oddly enough, a honeybee <i>colony</i> is actually pretty …

In The World's 'Sixth Extinction,' Are Humans The Asteroid?

The dinosaurs were killed during the Fifth Extinction — which scientists suspect was caused by an asteroid. Now, we are living through an epoch that many scientists describe as the Sixth Extinction, and this time, human activity is the culprit. As one scientist put it: We're the asteroid.<p>Elizabeth …