For thousands of years before European contact, the indigenous people of the Andes have raised alpaca, vicuña, and other members of the camelid family for their versatile fleece. High in the Andean Altiplano, where temperatures often dip below freezing and the winds whip the high plains, the...Read more »
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Grab your telescope and train your eye on the sky, some big skywatching events are coming our way before the summer is out. August 10: Largest Full Moon of 2014 On August 10th, the moon will be at its closest point to Earth this year. This date coincides with a full moon in the lunar cycle...Read more »
For one week every summer, National Geographic’s Headquarters is taken over by Explorers from around the world as part of our annual Explorers Symposium. This year, the 2014 class of Emerging Explorers shared stories from the field outlining their current projects and inspiring HQ staff. The...Read more »