National Geographic : 2014 Jan
Britain Bans Khat The herbal stimulant is now illegal— to the dismay of African immigrants. Solar System Seasons Carbon dioxide snow falls on Mars. Spring showers last for years on Titan. Eyes on Their Arms New insights into sea star vision. The Elephant’s Unlikely Kin The groundhog-size African hyrax is a close genetic relative. Mining Landfills The methane gas alone could power one million homes for a year. Dunes Swallow Star Wars Sand is covering up the Tunisian set for The Phantom Menace. Vanillin Isn’t Vanilla What you think comes from a bean could be a synthetic version. 21 146 148 4 6 10 12 18 Editor’s Note Letters Survival Guide VISIONS NG Connect The Moment Found On the Cover The crown of her head shaved, paint newly applied, hair slicked back with oil, a girl from Brazil’s Kayapo tribe is ready for a ceremony. Her eyelashes and brows were plucked to meet local standards of beauty. Photo by Martin Schoeller Your Shot PHOTOS, FROM TOP: JONAS BENdIKSEN; THOMAS dWORzAK; RENAN OzTuRK DIgItal EDItIONS January 2014 NEXt Contributions to the National Geographic Society are tax deductible under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code. Copyright © 2013 National Geographic Society All rights reserved. National Geographic and Yellow Border: Registered Trademarks ® Marcas Registradas. National Geographic assumes no responsibility for unsolicited materials. Printed in U.S.A. Subscriptions For subscriptions, gift memberships, or changes of address, contact Customer Service at ngmservice.com or call 1-800 -NGS-LINE (647-5463). Outside the u.S. and Canada please call +1-813-979-6845. Please recycle. PRiNTed oN 100% PeFC-CeRTiFied PAPeR Cliff Hangers Video See rock climbers dangle over the Gulf of Oman. Guest Workers Video Prospective housekeepers audition for jobs. Welcome to Sochi Video Get a glimpse of life in the Russian resort town. National Geographic is available on the iPad, the Kindle Fire, and the iPhone.