National Geographic Magazine - UK

National Geographic Magazine - UK July 2019

What's inside the yellow box? Amazing discoveries and experiences await you in every issue of National Geographic magazine.

United Kingdom
National Geographic Society
Leer Más
12 Números

en este número

1 min.
inspired by nature

What is the best way to challenge the creativity of some of the world’s most talented photographers - while at the same time pushing a new smartphone to the limits of its design specs? The answer is to give three of these individuals a OnePlus 7 Pro and unleash them in numerous locales across the United States so they can immortalize the theme – Inspired by Nature. Their brief was simple: to capture as much of the rugged natural beauty of a rich and unimaginably diverse continent – and how people interact with it - as they could in seven days. With their creativity and imaginations unleashed they journeyed forth to tell the stories of their chosen regions. Their treks ranged from cloud and snow-capped mountains, to meadows bedecked with wildflowers, to ancient deserts,…

2 min.
apollo: missions to the moon takes viewers along

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first crewed lunar landing, National Geographic brings NASA’s Apollo space program to life with the two-hour documentary Apollo: Missions to the Moon. The film combines archival TV footage, never before heard radio broadcasts, home movies, NASA film, and Mission Control audio to create a riveting, you-are-there experience. Kicking off a multi-night television event, Apollo will air at 9/8c on July 7 on National Geographic. BOOKS Experience The Mindful Day Meditation expert Laurie Cameron offers practical advice on integrating mindfulness into busy lives. The Mindful Day, now in paperback, is available wherever books are sold and at TELEVISION A return visit to Yellowstone Live This four-night event follows cinematographers in real time as they explore an iconic American wilderness and showcase its denizens. Season two of Yellowstone Live will…

2 min.
preserving earth’s undersea treasures

‘FIVE PERCENT OF THE OCEAN IS PROTECTED. SCIENCE SAYS HALF THE OCEAN MUST BE PROTECTED TO MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE. ’ ENRIC SALA has made it his mission to save wildlife and habitat. In the past 10 years alone, thanks to his efforts and partnerships with governments around the world, an area half the size of Canada has been protected from all manner of human exploitation. The reserves that marine ecologist Sala has helped establish aren’t on land but in the oceans. His Pristine Seas project, sponsored by the National Geographic Society, has been instrumental in getting more than two million square miles set aside—keeping untouched wild areas healthy and giving depleted ones a chance to recover. Sala’s article this month recounts how Pristine Seas lent support to the creation of a protected…

1 min.
spirit worlds

What remains in a glass of Scotch whisky after the liquid is gone? A potential collection of otherworldly landscapes.…

1 min.
the back story

WASHING DISHES—the most ordinary of chores—led photographer Ernie Button on a decadelong discovery of a fantasy universe. While placing an empty whisky glass in the dishwasher, he noticed at the bottom a thin residue of evaporated alcohol—specifically, Scotch, the term for a whisky aged more than three years in oak barrels in Scotland. When the last drops of alcohol dried up, they left sediment from the whisky’s distillates. Button took the glass to his studio, laid it on its side, and took pictures. The whisky-sediment patterns are like snowflakes; each has a unique design. They all, however, are light gray until Button lights them with multicolored lamps. The gray lines and swirls spring to life and make the rich designs resemble colorful landscapes of planets and moons. “I think of it…

6 min.
let’s send only women to space

THE DISCOVERIES OF TODAY THAT WILL DEFINE THE WORLD OF TOMORROW IN THIS SECTION Straw Substitutes High-Tech Health Help Why Words Are Funny Flight of the Dandelion IF YOU’RE PACKING for an interplanetary space mission—one that’s very long and might involve populating a faraway world—sending an all-female astronaut crew could be an intelligent choice. Before you raise an eyebrow at the prospect, remember that NASA recruited and flew only all-male crews for decades. In fact, in the 58 years that Earthlings have launched humans into orbit, about 11 percent of them—63 individuals—have been women. “An all-female mission tends to be something that NASA has avoided in assignments because it seems like a stunt,” says Margaret Weitekamp, a curator at the National Air and Space Museum. But in some ways, women are potentially better suited for space travel than…