This year marks an unprecedented class of diverse and uniquely talented explorers. A roboticist, an astrobiologist, a glaciologist, a planetary geologist, an entrepreneur and an artist are among the 17 visionary, young trailblazers from around the world. Meet the 2013 Class of Emerging Explorers.
How far would you go to push the bounds of discovery? What would you risk? From the top of Mount Everest to the surface of the Moon, astronaut Buzz Aldrin and mountaineer Conrad Anker have risked their lives to undertake humankind’s most stunning achievements.
Only one day after discovering the mystic and elusive species known as the “Wookiee”, famed explorer Alphaeus Blackburn is reported to be in critical condition after a game of “galactic chess” quickly turned violent.
Recently, our video editors here at NG came across some footage that was flagged for viewing. Submitted by National Geographic Explorer and capuchin monkey specialist Susan Perry, we expected the video to be of monkeys doing something intriguing or goofy. We were completely wrong. Susan, a UCLA professor currently based in Bagaces, Costa Rica studying the…
Following April 22nd’s kick-off Earth Day Hangout on Air, National Geographic will launch of series of daily Hangouts- each one tackling a key environmental issue.
This Earth Day, National Geographic is teaming up with NASA and Catlin Seaview Survey to explore the land, sea, and sky
Hangout with NG Explorer and aviation pioneer Barrington Irving this Tuesday, April 9th, 12:00PM ET (1600 GMT).
Hangout with NG Explorer Hayat Sindi, a pioneer in technological innovation in the Middle East and one of the first women in history to be appointed to Saudi Arabia’s prestigious Shura Council, this Wednesday, April 10, 10:00AM ET (1500 GMT).
A breathtaking, albeit often overlooked extension of the California coastline, filmmaker and Young Explorer Justin DeShields will conduct a 1,000-mile transect of the Baja Peninsula, intimately documenting the beautiful expanses of waterfront between major cities.
It may be little, but already the Western pygmy possum has overcome insurmountable odds.
National Geographic Explorer Hayat Sindi announces the launch of the i2 Institute for Imagination and Ingenuity, created to cultivate an ecosystem of innovation in the Middle East.
Join some of National Geographic’s biggest names in exploration and innovation Sunday, January 13th for our most epic Google+ Hangout to date.
When we first heard about Open ROV, it was seemingly another interesting, albeit typical, Kickstarter campaign: two young Californians with the idea to create a submersible robot- a project every robotics nerd has toyed with at least once. But the full implication of the bot became clear when Eric and David, Open ROV’s co-founders, presented…
Day 4 of Big Cat Week Closer Looks, we’re talking to a biologist who ignited a movement to end unjust lion killings in Tanzania.
Conservationist Amy Dickman knew she couldn’t help big cats in Tanzania rebound without the involvement and support of the local people. Initially communication with the rural community was strained, until they realized she had something they wanted: an outlet to charge their cellphones. Watch this week’s 3rd installment of the Big Cat Week Closer Look series!
It’s Day 2 of our Big Cats Week Closer Look series and we’re bringing you a story you have to hear to believe. Not many people can say they’ve been this close to a lion, much less had one fall asleep on top of them.
Everyday this week we’re posting inspiring and captivating stories from different big cat conservationists in celebration of Big Cat Week- conservationists like Shivani Bhalla who discovered that the best way to study lions was to recruit help from some unexpected enthusiasts.
Join our next Google+ Hangout as NG Explorer TH Culhane shows you how to build three different types of motors and generators with materials mostly found at home, Monday, December 3rd at 1:00pm ET.
FameLab asks…how are you exploring Earth and beyond?
Did you miss our Google+ Hangout with Guerrilla Geographer Daniel Raven-Ellison? We brought together explorers across five time zones, in Seattle, Boston, Washington D.C., India, New Zealand, and England for a truly global Hangout.
Follow along as NG Grantee Rhian Waller explores the surprisingly diverse corals that dwell deep in the fjords of the southern tip of South America, and discover what they can tell us about the rest of the ocean as well.
NG Emerging Explorer Jørn Hurum recently returned from an expedition to Spitsbergen Island in the Arctic Circle excavating the remains of ancient marine reptiles worthy of the most fantastic Norse legends. Now you can access the results of their search for free!
Ever had a taste for adventure or an insatiable desire to explore about the world around you? We have a grant for that. Join us for an insider’s look into today’s Young Explorers Workshop at Cornell University and learn how you can apply to be a National Geographic Young Explorer.