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Before New York
If you think the city is wild today, you should have seen it in 1609.
By the multitudes, breeding king penguins come ashore each year to stake a claim on Possession Island.
With turmoil all around them, residents barely remember what life under a stable government is like.
How do you spread your genes around when you're stuck in one place? By tricking animals into falling in love.
Plugging Into the Sun
Sunlight bathes us in far more energy than we could ever need—if we could just catch enough.
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Visions of Earth
Each month, National Geographic features breathtaking photographs in Visions of Earth.
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