The French government estimates that around 700 fighters have joined the civil war in Syria, and now the French government is unveiling a new set of measures to prevent more from following.
Fewer than three dozen Gobi bears survive in the Gobi Desert, a harsh landscape that stretches from Mongolia into China. Journalist and wildlife biologist Douglas Chadwick describes the efforts under way to save the bears—likely the closest link to brown bears' distant ancestors—in cooperation with Mongolia's scientists, rangers, and government.
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Pounding drums and churning waves combine in this sonic mashup featuring snowboarder Ryan Hudson on drums and kayaker Ben Marr paddling a river in Quebec.
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Using a special thermal camera, a National Geographic photo team captures the different body temperatures of men and women, most noticeably in their hands.
Explore the science behind this phenomenon online in National Geographic magazine:
National Geographic Investigates the Future of Food
By 2050, Earth will likely be home to more than nine billion people. That's a lot of mouths to feed. In a special eight-month series, “The Future of Food,” National Geographic investigates how to meet our growing need for nourishment without harming the planet that sustains us.
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