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FROM THE EDITOR
UNEARTHLY EXPOSURES • LOOKING AT THE EARTH FROM EVERY POSSIBLE ANGLE
THE BACKSTORY • HE EXPERIMENTED WITH A NEW LIGHT SOURCE AND FOUND THE HIDDEN LUMINESCENCE IN CLASSIC U.S. LANDSCAPES.
‘We Can Tell These Truths’ • NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES OF THE 1619 PROJECT DISCUSSES SLAVERY AS ‘THE FOUNDATION ON WHICH THE COUNTRY IS BUILT.’
COUNTDOWN TO A KILONOVA • ASTRONOMERS PEER INTO A STAR SYSTEM’S FUTURE—AND SEE IT ENDING WITH A BANG.
It breathes underwater via bubble
A LOBSTERING LEGACY
UNLOCKING THE VATICAN • EACH DAY, THE KEY KEEPER PROVIDES ACCESS TO THE HEALING BEAUTY FOUND IN ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST ART COLLECTIONS.
WHAT’S NEW AND NOTEWORTHY AROUND THE WORLD • This month’s picks range from King Charles III’s coronation stone to Romania’s favorite flower.
THEY’RE ALL OVER HER AT THE BALL. THEN SHE’S ON HER OWN.
Once on These Islands • CALIFORNIA’S CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK TELLS A 13,000-YEAR-OLD STORY.
WILD WEST • A JOURNEY INTO NEW MEXICO’S GILA WILDERNESS REVEALS THE ENDURING LEGACY OF PRESERVING OUR NATURAL LANDS—AND RAISES COMPLEX QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS FOR A PLACE TO BE, TRULY, WILD.
WHAT BENEATH • WHEN COULD THE NEXT VOLCAN OSCIENTISTS ARE DIVING FOR CLUES.
BUBBLING FROM BELOW • Underneath Italy’s Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea is a labyrinth of faults and fissures that regularly belch gas and lava. For millennia, people have lived among the fiery peaks and fizzing waters that make up this 90-mile arc born of volcanic activity. Today scientists are helping residents better manage the hazards of their unique landscape.
FOREST TO TABLE • MEAT FROM WILD ANIMALS PROVIDES PROTEIN FOR MILLIONS BUT THREATENS WILDLIFE AND CAN BE DANGEROUS FOR HUMAN HEALTH. ARE THERE ALTERNATIVES TO BUSHMEAT?
TASTE OF THE WILD • In the Congo Basin tens of millions of animals are hunted each year, some illegally in protected areas. Wild meat is a food and income source for communities that trade along routes connecting forests with villages and cities. Rising demand in cities, however, is diminishing both animal populations and rural families’ access to food.
METAL FROM THE HEAVENS • Before people learned how to smelt iron, early cultures used iron from meteorites to craft ornaments and weapons.
LIVING IN HARMONY • WOMEN’S QUEST FOR RIGHTS SHAPED THIS BRAZILIAN VILLAGE.