Society & Culture
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See photos and read more about 7 Billion: http://bit.ly/hhYz3m and check out our first video about 7 Billion: http://bit.ly/frFeSq. National Geographic magazine continues a yearlong series examining the specific challenges and solutions we face as the worldwide population reaches 7 billion people in 2011 with a March story looking at humans' massive impact on the planet (http://bit.ly/if9gey). Also in the March issue is "The Surprising Face of Seven Billion," a poster showing a composite face of the world's most typical person. Other stories will follow throughout 2011. To encourage discussion around the issue of population, National Geographic and the Aspen Institute are organizing the Aspen Environment Forum from May 30 - June 3, 2011. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/gArYSu or follow on twitter at #AEF2011. Video by National Geographic Digital Studio Music by Chris Beaty, http://www.sonicbloom.tv Editor's Note: A graphic in this video has been updated from a previous version.
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Is life too loud? Learn to harness and master the incredible power of silence. After witnessing the devastating effects of a 1971 oil spill, John Francis embarked on a period of reflection that stretched into 17 years of self-imposed silence and 22 years of walking. Learn more about The Ragged Edge of Silence: http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=6200723%code=MR20584
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Not many former NFL cheerleaders have survived a plane crash, slept in jungles teeming with poisonous snakes, swum with hungry great white sharks, rappelled down a 14,000-foot sinkhole in search of frogs, and been charged by an angry silver-backed gorilla. But then, Mireya Mayor is not your typical ex-NFL cheerleader. Learn more about Pink Boots and a Machete: http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=6200721%code=MR20585