A third graphic novella tells the macabre tale of the iridescent-blue jewel wasp and her victim, the American cockroach. The location: New Caledonia, South Pacific. The lesson: Mother Nature’s creativity has no limit.
“Magically the images on my screen started to dance to the music, and suddenly I had an idea.”
—Photographer Anand Varma
The End of the Florida Orange?
This year’s Florida orange crop may be 20 percent smaller than last year’s. The culprit is citrus greening, a fatal bacterial infection spread by invasive Asian psyllids to almost all of the state’s groves. One way to combat the problem involves heating the trees in tents (left).
“Unless you have a concept behind the picture, you’re not going to remember it.”
—Photographer Craig Cutler shows the detailed drawings he made before shooting this story.
Flesh and Bones
Teeth, neck, sail, tail: See how researchers pieced together the Spinosaurus. Then take your own tour through the dinosaur’s anatomy.
“Wow, this thing could ... pull me into three pieces!”
—Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim
Bigger Than T. Rex
A paleontologist turns detective to find the source of mysterious bones. Watch this Nat Geo/NOVA special on November 5 at 9 p.m.
Corrections and Clarifications
“School Slogans” page: The correct name of the school mentioned is East Carolina University.
Page 45: “The Next Green Revolution” gave an incomplete description of the isolation of the Sub1 gene in rice. The gene was actually isolated by Kenong Xu, working in the laboratory of Pamela Ronald at the University of California, Davis.
Page 47: The photo caption should have referred to Peru’s southern coastal desert, not the Atacama. That place name only applies to the desert in Chile.
Page 53: The correct numbers for the Y axis of the global rice yields graph are: 0, 1, and 2.
Page 70: The border label “U.S./Mexico” on the map was misplaced. It should have been moved a half inch to the left.