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Table Of Contents: May 2015

It's Time for a Conversation

When one of Earth’s smartest creatures vocalizes, it fuels a heated debate among scientists: Are dolphins actually speaking a complex language?

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Taking Back Detroit
With bankruptcy in the rearview mirror, the Motor City is attracting investors, innovators, and would-be fixers.

Harnessing the Mekong
The Mekong River produces fish when it flows free and clean electricity when it’s dammed. Therein lies the dilemma.

Walking the Way
A pilgrimage through France and Spain is “an ancient tradition thriving in a modern world.”

Going Home
This month, we check on the progress of the Motor City as it emerges from the ashes of bankruptcy.

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Visions of Earth
Each month, National Geographic features breathtaking photographs in Visions of Earth.

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