National Geographic : 2015 Mar
MARCH 2015 VOL.227 •NO.3 A 12-year-old Syrian girl holds her weeks-old sister amid the tents of a camp in Nizip, Turkey, that is home to some 11,000 refugees. OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Fleeing Terror, Finding Refuge During his Out of Eden Walk, the author encounters “a vast panorama of mass homelessness”—throngs of desperate refugees escaping war-torn Syria. By Paul Salopek Photographs by John Stanmeyer 48 30 The Age of Disbelief It’s a phenomenon as old as Galileo. Scientists state truths and offer evidence, yet many of us remain unconvinced. By Joel Achenbach Photographs by Richard Barnes 72 Luminous Life More than four-fifths of Earth’s organisms known to make light live in the ocean. Their glowing existence has perks and pitfalls. By Olivia Judson Photographs by David Liittschwager 88Two Cities, Two Europes The euro crisis cast two world capitals in opposing roles—Berlin the lender, Athens the borrower— with each resenting the other. By Adam Nicolson Photographs by Gerd Ludwig and Alex Majoli 122 Proof | End of the Earth One man embraces the “polished white emptiness” of the Greenland ice sheet. By Murray Fredericks On the Cover U.S. moon landings: real, or fabricated like this exhibit at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center? Whether astronauts walked on the moon is one topic among science doubters. Photograph by Richard Barnes Corrections and Clarifications Go to ngm.com/more.