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October 6, 2013: Throwing Axes Like a Lumberjack, Wolves Feeding Grizzlies, and More

This week on National Geographic Weekend, we row through a quickly thawing Northwest Passage, then we throw axes with a champion lumberjack, and finally, we snap pictures with National Geographic’s head of photography.

Mamma Cheetah’s Outreach in Samburu

“Mamma Cheetah!”  someone shouts at us from the crowds of people strolling through the dusty streets.  The Action for Cheetahs in Kenya team just filled up the truck and is pulling out of the rough–n-tumble town of Isiolo.  Whoever enthusiastically shouted out to the cheetah team was never seen, but it was not entirely unexpected. …

The Photographic Chain: Five minutes with John Isaac

This post is the latest in Kike Calvo´s series The Photographic Chain, which profiles photographers from around the world he meets during his travels. My dreams is… to be a better human being by evolving each day. Helping myself  from all the lessons I have learned about life during my journey as a photojournalist. To be a…

Google Science Fair Winners Inspire!

From innovation in magnets to a new anti-flu medicine, this year’s exhibitors show how students are rising to the challenge of finding ways to change the world.

What do I do when I find out my pictures have been used without permission?

After several photographs of mine were used this month, including for a website with thousands of followers and the Chamber of Tourism of a particular country I will not mention, and receiving dozens of emails about the same issue, I decided to create a procedure with some suggestions on how to proceed if we detect…

Asia: 10 lessons learned with the heart of a photographer

My mind races. It is five AM and I have not fallen asleep. I am awake after traveling from Bangkok to Tokyo, and from Tokyo to New York. It has been weeks that I have been touring Asia, with many lessons learned. Happy to report there have been no mishaps in any of the expeditions so far.…

Classrooms Under the Sea: Manned Submersibles as Ocean Teaching Tools

A manned submersible expedition is underway using ‘Google+ Hangouts’ to bring exploration into the classroom.

Ideas City: Art, Culture and Revolutionary Environmental Ideas

More and more these days, we are seeing the convergence of arts and culture mixed with revolutionary ideas about sustainability, urban planning and technology. An example of this phenomenon is the second installment of IDEAS CITY, a biennial festival – founded by the New Museum in New York City – that explores the future of cities around the globe, with…

The Photographic Chain: Five minutes with Tom Kennedy

This post is the latest in Kike Calvo´s series The Photographic Chain, which profiles photographers from around the world he meets during his travels.   My dreams is… to have photojournalism be a strong force for creating a better world, and to have audience demanding more of publications to show that kind of work.    …

Conservation Biology and Artistic Expression

The decision to pursue conservation biology came after an incredible and intense 14 months of traveling through South America. There was no one moment or epiphany, no strike of clarity, just a slow and steady increase in awareness that I needed to work with the environment. The Andes, the Amazon, the deserts, the salt flats,…

International Women’s Day: Photos and Quotes From Women Explorers

Celebrate International Women’s Day with great quotes from women explorers, and learn about the inspirational work they’re doing.

TED Prize Winner: Free-Up Kids to Teach Themselves

Sugata Mitra started out programming computers, but is now reprogramming education, finding new ways to get children to teach themselves.

Big Discovery and Big Challenges for the World’s Biggest Animal

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.

Beyond Art: Simple Business Mysteries for Freelancers

    While he was studying at the Harvard University, Divya Narendra co-founded of The Harvard Connection.  You may know about it, as it became a popular conversation topic after David Fincher directed The Social Network movie in 2010. In 2008, Divya created SumZero, a living source for aggregated investment fund research. A couple of weeks…

Google Science Fair 2013 Launches Today

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.