5 Reasons the Philippines Is So Disaster Prone

5 Reasons the Philippines Is So Disaster Prone

Dan Vergano National Geographic PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 12, 2013 The unofficial death toll for Super Typhoon Haiyan is expected to exceed 10,000 people in the Philippines, but the country is no stranger to catastrophic natural disasters. From earthquakes to volcanic eruptions to previous super typhoons, death tolls following cataclysmic events in the Philippines tend to be … Continue reading

Did Ancient Climate Change Spur Penguin Evolution?

Did Ancient Climate Change Spur Penguin Evolution?

Ker Than for National Geographic Published November 12, 2013 When did the earliest common ancestor of the penguins we know today first waddle the Earth, and why? The question is surprisingly controversial, and may become more so with a new study suggesting a climate-change connection. Possible dates for the last common ancestor of living penguins have differed by … Continue reading