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October 13, 2013: Arctic Double Dating, Poisoning Rhinos to Save Them, and More

This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson as we we ski and kayak across Baffin Island, poison rhinos to save them, and meet child soldiers while bearing witness to illicit mines in one of the world’s poorest countries.

A First Look at the Daily Life of an Atitlan Fisherman

Follow along as Young Explorer Grantee Sarah Calhoun discovers the rhythms of live among traditional fishermen, hoping to use their knowledge to better monitor and protect their beautiful natural environment.

3 Holidays in 2 Months, Omani Dress and Traditions on Full Display

The autumn of 2012 in the Sultanate of Oman was a full display of celebration, custom, and color with coinciding important festivals.

The Secret Lives of Social Butterflies

In a paper spent many months in the making, Susan Finkbeiner’s report on communal butterfly roosting was released to the public March 21, 2012. The paper closely analyzes the behavior of the Heliconius, also referred to as the passion-vine butterfly, a species of tropical butterfly that exhibits curious communal tendencies. Susan seeks to learn why these insects decide to roost while several other adult butterfly species do not, begging the question “What’s the benefit of being a social butterfly?”