New discoveries on the Mekong
Despite losing the Javan rhino for good - the armor-skinned mammal was recently confirmed extinct - Southeast Asia's Greater Mekong region continues to be a hotbed for wilderness exploration. Between 1997 and 2009, for instance, a whopping 1,376 new species were discovered inside the area, which spans Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and parts of southwest China.
And 2010? It was no different. The latest World Wildlife Fund report from the Greater Mekong details the 208 new species found in the region last year, including a new monkey, self-cloning skink and several carnivorous plants. Click through to see the incredible pictures from the exploration.
Before the advent of agriculture 10,000 years ago, humans got their food by hunting, gathering, and fishing. Scientists are turning to these ancient me... More Before the advent of agriculture 10,000 years ago, humans got their food by hunting, gathering, and fishing. Scientists are turning to these ancient methods of subsistence for insights into how we can feed our growing global population in years to come—without overwhelming the planet. In its September 2014 issue, National Geographic magazine explores the evolution of the human diet across a wide spectrum of cultures: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/evolution-of-diet/ By 2050 we'll need to feed two billion more people. Click here for a special eight-month series exploring how we can do that—without overwhelming the planet: http://food.nationalgeographic.com.
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