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January 2001

We invite you to speak your mind on these hot topics and global issues plucked from the pages of National Geographic magazine. For more on the subject go to the online feature page, or read the January 2001 issue of NGM.

Surviving in Space

Long-term space travel exposes astronauts to radiation, loss of muscle and bone density, and dangerous equipment malfunctions. Is space travel in the name of research worth the potential risks? Join the discussion. Enter >>
  Sobreviviendo en el espacio

Viajes espaciales de larga duración exponen a los astronautas a radiación, a pérdida muscular y de densidad ósea y, a peligrosas fallas del equipo. ¿Vale la pena hacer viajes espaciales en nombre de la investigación dados los riesgos posibles? Únase a la discusión. Entrada >>
Kingdom of Coral: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

The Australian government has done a remarkable job protecting the Great Barrier Reef. Which of their policies can be adapted elsewhere? What successful conservation efforts have you witnessed? Tell us about them. Enter >>

Ashkelon: Ancient City of the Sea

Layers of history lie beneath Ashkelon, just 12 miles (19 kilometers) north of the hotly disputed Gaza Strip. How can such sites be preserved in the midst of regions where eruptions of violence are frequent? Enter >>
Japan’s Imperial Palace: Beyond the Moat

The world’s oldest monarchy is still revered in Japan. What is the value of monarchies in today’s world? Enter >>
Hip Zips

Nominate your favorite zip or postal code for coverage in the pages of National Geographic. Our new magazine series—ZipUSA—takes a periodic peek at special corners of the country by zip code. We like the concept so much that we’re going global and extending our stories to include international postal codes too. So describe a weird, wacky, or wonderful locale of your own choosing—it just might make it into the magazine—and read postings from other folks too. Enter >>

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