How do you close a BioBlitz in the swamp outside New Orleans? For starters, you’re going to need a marching band…
Renaissance-era flag throwers, a medieval castle, and lush wetlands set the scene for BioBlitz Italia, a world away from BioBlitz in Louisiana happening at the same time this weekend.
Some of the greatest adventures have required the greatest risk. Post your questions for Conrad Anker who’s been to the top of the world, and Buzz Aldrin, who walked on the moon.
Without hard proof, many great adventures from the past stand the risk of being ignored and ultimately forgotten.
Photographer and lizard expert Neil Losin sets the stage for this year’s BioBlitz, a 24-hour exploration of the wilderness outside of New Orleans.
Thousands of years after their civilization is thought to have collapsed, a National Geographic Explorer confirms the continued existence of Wookiees, far, far away.
All day everyday, someone (or something) is living life directly opposite you, on the other side of the planet. A new film brings a few of these stories to life.
What does it mean for a civilization to collapse? Are we destined to follow suit? Archaeologists working around the world conclude a week-long conference with their perspectives.
Why did ancient civilizations begin with the building of such huge monuments? Archaeologists working around the world share their reflections.
After days of presentations on five of the world’s great ancient civilizations, archaeologists from sites all around the world debate and discuss the meaning of civilization and what we can learn today from the lessons of the past.
The ancient Maya are well known for their overgrown temple ruins and striking carved and painted art. Speakers at the Dialogue of Civilizations unveil the origins of this captivating culture.
To help keep the Earth Day love flowing this week, photographer and designer Claire Bangser sent in this image, featuring words of wisdom about sustainable resource harvesting from a beekeeper in Azerbaijan.
Experts reveal recent discoveries and insights that help answer one of the great questions in archaeology: “Where did ancient Egyptian civilization come from?”
China, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Maya–these are ancient civilizations people tend to know something about. The Harappan civilization of the Indus Valley, on the other hand, is maybe less well known, but just as fascinating and inspiring for us today.
World leaders in archaeology discuss the ancient development of Mesopotamian society and the very practical lessons and inspiration it holds for us today.
Three days of discussion among archaeologists studying five ancient cultures around the world kicks off with best wishes from a modern Maya leader and revelations about a strange artifact from ancient China.
The Crittercam team is on the rock of Gibraltar, working with Dr. Agustin Fuentes of Notre Dame on a study of the legendary resident macaques.
While a massive blossoming transforms one of the most unusual environments on Earth, take a closer look at how the Joshua Tree landscape formed, and how it’s changing as a result of pollution and increased wildfires.
An strange and anonymous donation to the University of Oslo reveals the original inspiration for one of the world’ most iconic images.
Japan is home to a dozen ancient languages at risk of disappearing forever. A new translation of K. David Harrison’s “The Last Speakers” could help tip the scales in their favor.
Stopping to smell the roses is good. Going to smell the roses might just be even better. Follow along as two NG Explorers embark on similar journeys, thousands of miles apart, to get closer to the world around us.
Take a tour of the Fossil Lab with NG Explorer Paul Sereno, discoverer of Supercroc, Raptorex, and other amazing prehistoric creatures.
This April, National Geographic explorers and other experts in five of the world’s oldest civilizations will gather in Guatemala to discuss how the past can be a window to the future.
NG Explorer Aziz Abu Sarah responds to having his peace efforts highlighted by Ban Ki Moon at the UN Alliance of Civilizations Conference.
Herding cattle as though they are part of giant migrating herds could be the key to restoring Earth’s dying grasslands, and trapping the carbon that’s steadily warming the planet.