National Geographic : 2014 Feb
An Elephant Never Runs Out The mammal’s six sets of chompers are enough for a lifetime of chewing. Rooftop Tsunami Refuge it will be built atop a new school in Westport, Washington. The Benefit of Pruney Digits The ridges could have helped ancient hu- mans catch fish or clamber over slick rocks. Fly Like an Owl A barn owl barely flaps. engineers aim to mimic its wings to make quieter aircraft. Quinoa Conquers the World The high-protein Andean seed could help fight hunger—if we can grow enough of it. The 50-Million-Year-Old Bird A newly discovered fossil is thought to be a cousin of the hummingbird and the swift. Why Women Remember Faces They’re better scanners than men. 18 136 138 4 6 8 10 16 Editor’s Note Letters Survival Guide VISIONS NG Connect The Moment Found On the Cover The colorized fibers connect different regions of the brain. Magnetic resonance image by Van Wedeen and L. L . Wald, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Human Connectome Project Your Shot ART: FeRnAndO G. BAPTisTA, nGM sTAFF DIgItal EDItIONS February 2014 NEXt Contributions to the National Geographic Society are tax deductible under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code. Copyright © 2014 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 Human Brain Map Audio Slide Show Brain imaging guides a surgeon’s work. Florence’s Cathedral 360° View You won’t even need to crane your neck. National Geographic is available on the iPad, the Kindle Fire, and the iPhone.