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Enric Sala and team are back in the big blue on their latest expedition to explore and document the world’s most pristine seas. This time, the destination is the Micronesian island group of Palau.
In this Genographic Legacy Fund grantee profile, Chhing Lhomi describes her efforts to keep the ancient skills and culture of cloth making alive in her community.
When you’re trying to understand all that a few bones can tell us about our early hominid ancestors, there’s no substitute for hands-on experience with the fossils themselves, says “underground astronaut” Elen Feuerriegel.
By Elen Feuerriegel 20th November 2013 The day starts (officially) at 6am. I’m up a little earlier this morning. Crawl out of my sleeping bag and tent to the sight of Lee Berger bounding around. Lee is a Morning Person. Marina has been up since the predawn. Typically, she is the one who organises and…
Author Tony Horwitz explores the fascinating world of first contact between the two branches of the human family who were reunited on October 12, 1492.
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.
The 2013 Google Science Fair finals are upon us! See what kids these days are really getting up to.
National Geographic grantee Travis Hagey reveals the secrets of geckos’ super-powers, and opens wide the doors of worldwide gecko diversity.
Today, during an early morning walk along Morse Beach, near Sandy Point Bird Sanctuary in West Haven, I noticed many dead horseshoe crab on the sand. One of them had a tag, referring to #2859 and a phone number to report the find. Back to the office, I learnt that the Maryland Fishery Resources Office has…
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.…
For members of a 35-day scientific voyage to the Arctic archipelago of Franz Josef Land, even when freshwater and vodka are in short supply, distractions abound.
Photographer Andrey Kamenev catches the scene as Enric and team document the process of ice algae sampling.
The early explorers were heroic in their efforts to explore and survey, but missed most of the living space of the Arctic: its underwater world. During our expedition to Franz Josef Land we are discovering this unknown world beneath the surface, and unveiling a colorful kaleidoscope.
Getting fancy in front of your enemies can be dangerous, but some animals have made an art of it. Learn to decode the delicate dance of tail-flagging and more.
Explorer and TV presenter Paul Rose shares the thrill as he arrives at the site of Fritdjof Nansen’s winter shelter, a place he’s dreamed of visiting since childhood.