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Memorial Day in America

Posted on May 22, 2015

In cities and towns across America plaques, spires and statues honor the local heroes who have served in the Armed Forces. On Monday, many will hold ceremonies and parades around these memorials and military cemeteries in remembrance of those in their community who paid the ultimate price while in...

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The National Geographic Bee Finals Come to DC

Posted on May 13, 2015

This week staff at National Geographic Headquarters in Washington, D.C. welcomed the National Geographic Bee’s top 10 finalists and their families. The upbeat tempo of Katy Perry tunes and the cheers of HQ staff echoed in the courtyard as each finalist passed through the famous yellow border and...

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Genographic Project Turns 10

Posted on Apr 13, 2015

Ten years ago, a group of international scientists and indigenous community members gathered at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. to kick off the Genographic Project. The plan: To use advanced DNA analyses to answer fundamental scientific questions, such as where we originated...

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