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.
Scientists now have the knowledge and the tools to resurrect extinct animal species. Learn how they plan to do it.
Camille Seaman interrupts the stream of high-tech wizardry of the conference with a rich vision of nature, born from her Shinnecock heritage.
“At the age of 6 to 9, I was responsible for my fathers cows,” says Richard Turere, now 13, and having just spoken in front of about 1500 people at the TED Conference in Long Beach, California. “And these lions were very annoying, because they were killing my father’s cows.” Taking his responsibility seriously, Richard…
Sugata Mitra started out programming computers, but is now reprogramming education, finding new ways to get children to teach themselves.
At the 2013 TED Fellows presentations, Asha de Vos describes a unique group of blue whales, who live their entire lives in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
Well known around the world for its intriguing and inspiring videos, the annual TED Conference is once again under way and this year, National Geographic is coming along.
Orbiting miles above the Earth, NASA astronaut Kevin Ford celebrates our shared passion for exploration and sends his best wishes for Nat Geo’s 125th anniversary.
All eyes are looking back at the life and work of Copernicus. We thought it’d be nice to look around and ahead as well.
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala is setting off on his first big expedition of the year: to explore and record the underwater life around the remote Desventuradas Islands, hundreds of miles off the coast of Chile. This post is by expedition member Alex Muñoz, Executive Director of Oceana. By Alex Muñoz Translated from Spanish.…
Lucy Cooke, lunatic for love of bizarre animals, has a valentine for the world. It is a bucket of sloths.
This week, Christians around the world will mark the beginning of Lent. But what does that word even mean? Or, for that matter, where in the world did we get “February”?
As National Geographic Archaeology Fellow, Fred Hiebert has a job many people dream of. Today at 1pm ET, visit Reddit IAmA and you can ask him anything.
Guillermo de Anda studies the ancient remains of people and animals in the countless caves winding beneath the Yucatan. This Friday he’ll bring us along via a live video Hangout with Nat Geo on Google+.
One hundred years ago today human beings knew very little about our ancient origins. Because of the life and example of Mary Leakey, we know ourselves better now, and continue to learn more every day.
Join us live, Friday, February 8th at 1pm EST as NG Explorer Guillermo de Anda leads us from the jungle into a vast cavern to reveal remnants of ancient Maya civilization.
T.H. Culhane takes us inside the world’s biggest online science fair, and shares what it means to him to serve as a judge for it.
The 2014 Rolex Awards for Enterprise seek five Young Laureates with concrete projects to make the world a better place. The Rolex Awards for Enterprise aim to encourage a spirit of enterprise in individuals around the world by supporting pioneering work in science and health, applied technology, exploration and discovery, the environment, and cultural…
On January 13, 1888, thirty-three men gathered to form a new scientific society. 125 years later, watching this video Hangout with explorers on all 7 continents, I think they’d be pleased to know it worked.
Ancient traditions and modern science team up to utilize frogs for hunting magic and biological research without causing them harm.
The response to a decade of work came yesterday, when the B.C. government announced a permanent ban on oil and gas exploration in the Sacred Headwaters.
Urban legend says the Maya said the end of the world would come this week. But what did the ancient Maya themselves actually believe? Find out Thursday at 4PM EST.
Given all our remarkable similarities, what is the most important difference between chimp and human society?
Live presentations have been a part of National Geographic since the 1800s, and today more than 140 are viewable online. See this year’s best.