Pulling a plane out of the English Channel isn’t easy. When it’s a relic of World War II, it’s even harder.
You might call us invasive reporters in England, transplants from America looking for a few good stories in the UK. While we’re minding our p’s and q’s, London is dealing with an entirely different breed of North American invaders, and they’re quickly filling up the city’s largest river. We’re talking invasive planets, fish, insects, birds,…
Ancient water below Canadian gold mines may offer new clues about evolution—and new life forms here on Earth.
National Geographic is headed on the road to find some stories about our planet and it’s future. This time: the UK.
Can food be free, fresh and easily accessible? That’s the bold question Seattle is hoping to answer.
“Don’t Frack My Mother.” That’s the title of a catchy folk song now making the web rounds, written by Beatles scion Sean Lennon and performed by Yoko Ono, Liv Tyler, and assorted other celebrities. The song is intended to send a message to New York governor Andrew Cuomo, who will decide, likely later this month,…
That’s the question we’re asking that month at National Geographic. Tomorrow, top biologists and ethicists will convene to discuss the details.
Following news earlier this month that 100 million sharks are killed each year by fishermen—an astounding 274,000 every day—global governments agreed this week to offer the ocean predators new protection. At the annual meeting for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Bangkok this week, a coalition of global governments voted to protect five…
A conservative estimate on shark killings every year adds to urgency to international regulators considering new protections.
Question 1: Could synthetic meat help solve hunger challenges of the future? Question 2: Would you eat it?
A new study tells you how happy your state is. But is it something a computer can really measure?
We never hear about food innovation, except when a company produces something truly remarkable.
Altering the planet to protect us from the impacts of climate change has long been the Plan B. As it moves more into the foreground, it comes with some frightening future risks.
Yesterday marked the one-year mark until the winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the country’s major opportunity to show its modern self to the world. Only one problem: snow, or not enough of it. Exactly 365 days before the games begin, the temperature in Sochi yesterday barely topped freezing. Earlier this week, it was reportedly as…
Traffic in the U.S. costs $121 billion in lost productivity every year. Some people have ideas to get rid of it forever.
Drones have already transformed warfare. Here’s what they’ll tackle next.
With a a relatively mediocre idea, one Chinese innovator shows that his country might be eager to make money by addressing out of control pollution.
What did the wildest fantasy of the future look like in 1901? Step back in time with a forecast from President William McKinley’s second inaugural.
New data from scientists at NASA and the U.S. National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) now indicate that 2012 capped the hottest
decade on record.
A prominent social scientist says our best innovating days are behind us. Not a chance.
Despite ongoing protection efforts, rhinoceros poaching continues its sharp increase.
Sweden has always been ahead of its neighbors when it comes to reducing its environmental impact. Now, in a way, the country is hitting a wall.
After three years of scouring the universe for evidence of the most distant galaxies, the Herschel Space Observatory is running out of fuel.
Food innovation happens with everything we eat. Why don’t we ever hear about it?
An insider look at Change Reaction’s latest tour of California, hunting for new ideas in technology, innovation and sustainability.