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This Earth Day, National Geographic is teaming up with NASA and Catlin Seaview Survey to bring you a Google+ Hangout that explores 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).
Dean Potter is the mellowest adrenaline junkie out there. The soft-spoken free soloing, line walking, base jumping 2009 Adventurer of the Year has perfected sky flying, and appears in a recent National Geographic TV show, The Man Who Can Fly. He tells Boyd about his experiences flying off British Columbia’s Mt. Bute. In the first part of his interview, Potter explains to Boyd his love of free solo climbing and explains that sometimes, the safest way down a mountain is to fly off it.
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.
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.
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!
Emerging Explorer Tierney Thys has spent over a decade tracking massive 10-foot long, 5,000-pound ocean sunfish in almost every ocean- and she’s got a thing or two to say about the state of the Big Blue.
Emerging Explorer Dr. Aydogan Ozcan is developing a revolutionary global health solution using one of the most common forms of technology available- the smart phone.
SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods) won first place at this year’s UNCCD’s Land for Life Award ceremony and will receive $40,000 to support the development of an integrated agricultural livelihood learning center and demonstration farm located near Cap-Haitian, Haiti.
Meet our next Google+ Hangout guests: an oceanographer, a filmmaker, and a bioengineer, all helping to broaden our knowledge of the deep blue sea. To watch, join us right here at this blog Tuesday, June 12 at 2:00pm ET (6:00pm UTC). Post your questions in the comments section of this blog post, then tune in for the live interview and post more questions as the conversation develops.
What a whirlwind of a month it’s been for the SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods) team. Last month the team arrived in Cotonou, the capital of Benin, to introduce and demonstrate the process of transforming human waste into rich resources. Since we last caught up with ecologist Sasha Kramer, the team has had many great successes, but also some major setbacks including a team member becoming dangerously ill.
“We’re embarking on a new frontier” – Emerging Explorer Tim Samaras on he’s new plan to chase and photograph lightening in the Southwest.
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Kevin Hand is looking for alien life on Jupiter’s fourth largest moon. Listen to his interview with Boyd Matson.
NG Emerging Explorer Albert Lin and team head back to Mongolia on a high-tech search for the tomb of Genghis Khan, using ground-penetrating radar, aerial drones, and satellite images that you can help search for clues.
In the second installment of the Journey OnEarth film series, NG Emerging Explorer Roshini Thinakaran takes a closer look at Louisiana’s marshes and examines the cost of losing them.
When 2011 National Geographic Emerging Explorer Juan Martinez was growing up in South Central Los Angeles, he never imagined he’d be working to change an entire generation’s relationship with nature. But a few jalapeño seeds changed his life.
Fourteen visionary, young trailblazers from around the world—including an astrobiologist, a Middle East peace worker and cultural educator, a wastewater engineer, a filmmaker and a science entrepreneur—have been named to the 2011 class of National Geographic Emerging Explorers.
Earlier this month at Summit at Sea, young artists, entrepreneurs, and activists gathered to share ideas and inspire each other. One of the major themes was that of ocean conservation, and a recurring question was “how do we get people to care?” Thankfully, cave diver Kenny Broad had the answer. As a man who explores…
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Roshini Thinakaran is a documentary filmmaker who has focused mostly on war and its aftermath. One year after the BP Gulf oil spill however, she has turned her lens to the stories of individuals and families working to bring Louisiana’s coast back to normal, and to document the extent of ongoing…
Martin Wikelski uses tiny sensors and radio transmitters to trace the secret journeys of even the most elusive birds, bats, butterflies, and bees–some of them astonishingly small. Great Migrations continues tonight in the U.S. on the National Geographic Channel. By Ford Cochran The largest programming event in the ten-year history of the National Geographic Channel,…
FrontlineSMS developer, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and PopTech Social Innovation Fellow Ken Banks shares practical tips on what works when you want to use a simple idea to change the world. By Ford Cochran National Geographic is on Maine’s Atlantic coast for the 2010 PopTech Conference, which is being webcast live from the Camden Opera…
Kakenya reads to the girls. Until now, the girls only had textbooks to read. It is important for the girls to become independent, life-long readers. Hopefully each visit to the school will bring a new suitcase filled with books! The school hopes to build in 2011 the village’s first library. Most fathers in rural Kenya…
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Albert Yu-Min Lin uses a suite of non-invasive technologies, like satellite imagery, remote sensors, and ground-penetrating radar, to explore the world’s wild places without disturbing them and set the stage for their future conservation. Nat Geo News Watch contributor Brian Handwerk interviewed Lin about the opportunities presented by innovation and technology to help…
The end of smallpox vaccinations in sub-Saharan Africa three decades ago appears to have opened the door to monkeypox, another deadly disease caused by a related virus. By Ford Cochran Humans have lived, and died, with smallpox for thousands of years. Variola major, the more lethal of two viruses responsible for smallpox, claimed at least…