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August 2002


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 August 2002 issue of NGM.

Georgian Skull Thumbnail Georgian Skull Find

The Dmanisi team found specimens from at least six noticeably different individuals in the same layers of rock, but different hominid species don’t tend to be found together. This suggests the intriguing idea that they could be from the same species. How does this affect your thinking about our human origins? Enter>>
Mount Fuji Thumbnail Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji has long inspired Japanese to climb its slopes in search of healing, physical challenge, or spiritual solace. But even as the world picks up pace, such traditional pilgrimages continue all over. What compels people today to make such arduous treks? Enter>>
Henrietta Marie Thumbnail Henrietta Marie
Holocaust survivors received compensation from Switzerland and private corporations that profited from their slave labor. Following World War II, the U.S. government awarded one billion dollars to Japanese-Americans as restitution for internment. Now there is much discussion surrounding the idea of awarding reparations to the American descendants of slaves. What is your opinion?  Enter>>
ZipUSA Thumbnail ZipUSA: 03246
Perhaps the thought of summer camp evokes memories of meeting your best friend and learning to swim. Or maybe your memories are ones you’d rather forget, like a close encounter with poison ivy. What makes you nostalgic about those summer days? Enter>>

HipZips Thumbnail HipZips
Nominate your favorite zip or postal code for coverage in the pages of National Geographic. Our 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 as well. So describe a weird, wacky, wonderful locale of your own choosing—it just might make it into the magazine—and read postings from other folks too. Enter>>

Forum Thumbnail Best of America
Some say America’s strength derives from its diversity of landscapes and cultures. And some say America’s finest moments come as we struggle to embody a singular ideal: that all people are equally endowed with rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. What does “Best of America” mean to you? How would you describe who we are as Americans? Join our discussion boards inspired by this special collector’s edition and share your thoughts about our land and our people. 
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