Behind the Words

Behind the Words

Maxed Out on Everest

Adventure editor Peter Gwin asks author Mark Jenkins about the mess at the top of the world.

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Zimbabwe: Breaking the Silence

Story author Alexandra Fuller and articles editor Oliver Payne discuss oppression and courage in Zimbabwe.

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Bringing Them Back to Life

The revival of an extinct species is no longer a fantasy. But is it a good idea? Science editor Jamie Shreeve asks...

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America's New Oil Landscape

The fracking frenzy in North Dakota has boosted the U.S. fuel supply—but at what cost? Edwin Dobb reports on the...

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New Old Libya

Robert Draper reports on how post-conflict Libya is struggling to create a new identity and reconnecting with its...

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The Bite that Heals

Writer Jenny Holland and editor Oliver Payne discuss the dangerous fieldwork and groundbreaking research that's...

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Yasuni National Park: Rain Forest for Sale

Story author Scott Wallace reports on how demand for oil is squeezing the life out of one of the world’s wildest places.

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The Tunnels of Gaza

Author James Verini and articles editor Oliver Payne discuss how tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip are a...

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Face-to-face: Vikings and Native Americans

Writer Heather Pringle and features editor Glenn Oeland pursue a subtle trail of artifacts from a lost chapter of New...

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Cuba's New Now

After half a century under Fidel, Cubans feel a wary sense of possibility. Cynthia Gorney, author of the November...

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Ivory Worship

Thousands of elephants die each year so that their tusks can be carved into religious objects. Articles editor Oliver...

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Weather Gone Wild

Rains that are almost biblical, heat waves don't end, tornadoes that strike in savage swarms—there's been a change in...

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Pine Ridge: In the Shadow of Wounded Knee

Author Alexandra Fuller talks to Articles Editor Oliver Payne about the lives and beliefs of the Oglala Lakota of...

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Antarctica’s Mount Erebus: Life in an Icy Inferno

Science editor Jamie Shreeve talks to Olivia Judson about life that thrives in blistering heat and utter darkness on...

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Easter Island: If They Could Only Talk

Editor Marc Silver speaks with staff writer Hannah Bloch about how the famous statues of Easter Island may once have...

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Hong Kong: In China's Shadow

Story development editor Barbara Paulsen speaks with author Mike Paternini about Hong Kong’s identity crisis 15 years...

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A Sketch in Time: Civil War Battlefield Artists

Articles editor Oliver Payne speaks with author Harry Katz about the National Geographic May issue cover story on...

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Meakambut: Last of the Cave People

Story development editor Barbara Paulsen talks to contributing writer Mark Jenkins about his encounter with the last...

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