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As National Geographic’s annual Explorer’s Symposium came to an end, NG Weekend revisits some of our favorite adventures from the previous classes of Emerging Explorers. In the coming weeks and months, we will introduce the 2013 class of Emerging Explorers on the show. Here are some of our favorites from over the years…
Virus hunters published a paper today in the science journal PLOS Pathogens, describing how a team spanning a number of institutions identified a deadly virus unknown to exist until it killed three people within a few days in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They used sophisticated technologies and techniques to detect the new virus, which could cause fatal hemorrhagic fever outbreaks similar to Ebola. Research like this can isolate viruses before they can cause epidemics.
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Juan Martinez is at the Rocky Mountain National Park BioBlitz to help excite children and the public about the natural world. Martinez is a national spokesman for the importance of getting youth into the outdoors, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. In this video he talks to National Geographic’s Barbara Moffet about…
The remarkable ability of Internet users to make a post go viral has produced a new treat: an enchanting picture of a Mola mola, or ocean sunfish, undulating just below the surface of the ocean. The image, snapped by photographer Daniel Botelho in 2010, is now making waves around Facebook.
It is without doubt one of the strangest things I have ever seen in my life, says zoologist Lucy Cooke. She’s describing her first sighting of the bizarre four-headed penis of the echidna, a spiny, termite-eating, egg-laying mammal found in Australia.
For one week every year, instead of sending explorers out into the world we gather them back to National Geographic Headquarters to report back and cultivate new ideas. Follow along and add your voice to the conversation!
This Wednesday, after months of innovative research and intense anticipation, the 15 global finalist projects for the 2012 Google Science Fair will be announced, and NG Emerging Explorer Albert Lin will be doing the honors. You can watch it happen live during a Google+ Hangout at 9:00am EDT (2:00pm UT). Just follow the Google Science…
“Today we had one of the highlights of our professional careers” -Read how Emerging Explorer Sasha Kramer “explored” a new and unlikely territory: the inside of a 4-year-old latrine.
In the second installment of “After the Gas Rush”, a civil engineer takes Roshini to an industry recycling plant, giving viewers get a rare behind-the-scenes look at the processing of fracking “flowback water.”
In the latest installment in the “Journey On Earth” film series, NG Emerging Explorer Roshini Thinakaran takes viewers into a heated public meeting, where they get to meet a working mom turned anti-fracking activist.
The annual Google Science Fair opens today, calling anyone and everyone 13 to 18 years old to push the edges of our knowledge and help pave the way to the future, and National Geographic Explorers Albert Lin, Sylvia Earle, and T.H. Culhane are among the judges.
Related National Geographic News story: Human Waste to Revive Haitian Farmland?
NG Emerging Explorer José Urteaga reports back on his mission to protect endangered sea turtles along Nicaragua’s Pacific coast.
Children, adults, and Elders of more than 70 tribes and First Nations along the Yukon River have gathered to celebrate their culture, educate the new generation, and tackle difficult issues around nuclear power, dwindling salmon, and water rights. NG Fellow Jon Waterhouse reports as part of his 2011 Healing Journey.
In a second post from Somalia, Sol Guy tells how he and Somali-born rapper K’naan found themselves in Daadab, the world largest refugee camp. “The more I walked in the camp, the more it felt like a jail without bars,” he writes. K’naan’s business partner and manager, Sol Guy is also a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. He and K’naan visited Somalia to raise awareness of the plight of millions of people starving in the country.
Poet, rapper and songwriter K’naan has returned to Somalia for the first time since he fled his native land with his family in 1991. Traveling with Sol Guy, his business partner and manager (and National Geographic Emerging Explorer), his mission is to help raise awareness (and relief funding) for millions of starving people.
On the first day of the 2011 National Geographic Explorers Symposium, T.H. Culhane showed off the set-up he designed to power a light bulb with a can of soda, inspired by a kid’s video he saw last week on YouTube.
What is the most serious issue facing the oceans today, and how can you, your company, or your industry help address it? Learn more how you can do your bit to help bring our seas back to health.
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Roshini Thinakaran is documenting life in Buras, a small fishing community in Louisiana, in the aftermath of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This is her second blog post for Nat Geo News Watch. By Roshini Thinakaran “When you get that water in your blood … it’s over,”…
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Roshini Thinakaran is documenting life in Buras, a small fishing community in Louisiana, in the aftermath of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This is her first blog post for Nat Geo News Watch. By Roshini Thinakaran In October 2010, I took a road trip from Washington, D.C.…
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Ken Banks is an anthropologist, conservationist, and mobile technology innovator who built a communications platform to empower grassroots organizations throughout the developing world. Frontline SMS solves critical communication problems by enabling cell phone users to exchange mass message information without access to the internet–or even constant electricity. His kiwanja.net organization strives…