Exploring the underwater environment surrounding the 191 islands of Russia’s Franz Josef Land, Enric Sala and team dove more than 111 hours cataloging the species that call these nearly untouched waters home.
The 2013 Google Science Fair finals are upon us! See what kids these days are really getting up to.
After years of working to protect Africa’s big cats, Dereck and Beverly Joubert celebrate the last day of safari hunting in Botswana.
National Geographic grantee Travis Hagey reveals the secrets of geckos’ super-powers, and opens wide the doors of worldwide gecko diversity.
For members of a 35-day scientific voyage to the Arctic archipelago of Franz Josef Land, even when freshwater and vodka are in short supply, distractions abound.
Drawn from the same skulls and skins that led NG Explorer Kristofer Helgen to realize he’d found an unknown species of mammal, these sketches reveal the science and the beauty of the newly described “olinguito.”
The “ancient world” isn’t gone. It’s a vital part of our world today, and it could hold answers to some of our most pressing challenges.
This weekend NOAA and the Aquarium of the Pacific are hosting “Ocean Exploration 2020: A National Forum,” aimed at creating a clear plan for ocean exploration projects. Follow along at #OE2020 and help shape the future.
Too many people think science is boring. Prove them wrong today.
Writing about a bacteria that lives in another bacteria that lives in a bug, Carl Zimmer concluded “the true essence of life is not some handful of genes, but coexistence.” Here, we space out over that idea for a while.
Modern practitioners of the ancient healing ceremonies of the Kallawaya people of South America offer blessings for the United States on the Fourth of July at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C.
Artists, craft-makers, and thinkers from little-known cultures around the world share ideas and inspiration at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C.
A recent Crittercam expedition to Antarctica yields new views of leopard seals and their sadly adorable prey.
Speakers from remote villages around the globe gather to be celebrated at the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C.
Six exceptional individuals were honored last night at the National Geographic Society’s 125th Anniversary Gala celebration for their efforts to lead exploration, advance scientific understanding, conserve natural resources and expand knowledge of the world.
WASHINGTON (June 3, 2013)—Dr. Alberto Yanosky, leader of an environmental organization in Paraguay that works to safeguard habitats and species across the country, and Charles Tumwesigye, chief of conservation area management in the Uganda Wildlife Authority, have been selected as the 2013 winners of the National Geographic Society/Buffett Award for Leadership in Conservation. The award…
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.