National Geographic : 2013 Apr
Healing the Ozone Layer Getting rid of CFCs in spray cans and coolants was a good move. Avalanche Aid research shows that an air-bag-like device can save lives. May Your Limbs Languish lead tablets inscribed with ancient roman curses are being unearthed. Ptooey, Ptooey That remark is one way to foil the evil eye. There are others...involving eyes. Who’s Outliving Whom On average, U.s. women still live longer than men, but guys are catching up. Add Zing to the Strings Introducing fungi into a violin’s wood can bring it up to stradivarius caliber. 19 128 4 6 8 10 16 Editor’s Note Letters Survival Guide VISIONS NG Connect The Moment Flashback On the Cover Gone but not forgotten, these animals may live again: from left, giant sloth, Cuban red macaw, New Zealand giant moa, Tasmanian tiger, saber-toothed cat, two passenger pigeons, dodo, woolly mammoth. Art by Jon Foster Your Shot PhOTOs: MaxIM arBUGaeVa (MIddle); lOVe daléN, CB FIlMs DIgItal EDItIONS April 2013 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 Life Expectancy Interactive Graphic Learn how average life spans vary by U.S. county. Tusk Hunters Video Follow the quest for mammoth ivory in Siberia. National Geographic is available on the iPad, the Kindle Fire, and the iPhone. Mammoth: Back From the Dead Scientists attempt to clone the extinct behemoth; airs April 12 at 8 p.m.