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The Survivors Of A ‘Paper Genocide’

The people we now call Taíno discovered Christopher Columbus and the Spaniards. He did not discover us, as we were home and they were lost at sea when they landed on our shores. That’s how we look at it—but we go down in history as being discovered. The Taíno are the Arawakan-speaking peoples of the…

Original seismic phenomenon 'stormquakes' came all the arrangement in which through... thumbnail

Original seismic phenomenon ‘stormquakes’ came all the arrangement in which through…

Below the rumble of passing cars, chirping birds, and rustling leaves, the Earth is constantly humming. This geologic symphony is driven by the ever-sloshing oceans that blanket nearly three-quarters of our planet, but tracing individual refrains from this watery orchestra has long posed a challenge. Now, researchers have done just that, picking out a previously…

Humpback whales herd salmon with their fins, novel photos observe - National Geographic thumbnail

Humpback whales herd salmon with their fins, novel photos observe – National Geographic

Humpback whales are well known for their sophisticated hunting strategies, such as blowing bubbles to form wide nets, then swimming in a clockwise motion to swiftly encircle their prey. This ingenuity, coupled with the marine mammals’ advanced social behavior and communication, led scientists to suspect they were missing something. It turns out they were right.…