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Chimp & Human Societies: What’s the Key Difference?

Given all our remarkable similarities, what is the most important difference between chimp and human society?

Top 10 “Nat Geo Talks” Videos for 2012

Live presentations have been a part of National Geographic since the 1800s, and today more than 140 are viewable online. See this year’s best.

Could We Control Other People’s Minds? Should We?

A National Geographic Explorer and a Nobel Laureate discuss world problems and the ways crowds behave, raising some intriguing questions along the way.

Tim Flannery Points the Way to Action at Rio

Tim Flannery has discovered more than 30 mammal species, but the Australian scientist is probably best known for his work on global climate change. The author of The Weather Makers and Here on Earth has traveled the world to argue that we need to take bold action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Flannery is a professor…

A Conversation About Child Brides

Even though child marriage is illegal in most nations, it is a common tradition — older than laws protecting against it. Author Cynthia Gorey and photographer Stephanie Sinclair come to Washington D.C. Monday, October 5 to talk about their research on the issue for an article in the June 2011 National Geographic Magazine.

The Sounds of Surfing in Bali

Legendary surfer Rob Machado spent six month riding breakers in Bali. Filmmaker Taylor Steele caught the action on film. They’ll both be at NG this weekend to talk about their surf movie, Melali: The Drifter Sessions.

Conservation Never Tasted So Good

From an Evening of Sustainable Seafood Tastings by Chef and NG Fellow Barton Seaver “Avocado Soup with Dill and Smoked Trout” is a delicious way to start a conversation about how we need to save the ocean. Cool and refreshing, with a richness from the fish, it instantly wakes you up and makes you appreciate…

Indigenous Lessons for Everyone

As part of the All Roads Film Project here at National Geographic,  four films are being presented March 31-April 2, made by women from and about indigenous cultures. Among these are two by celebrated filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin of the Abenaki Nation. While many of her films deal directly with issues of First Nations people in…

Population, Exploration: Talk of the Nation at NGS

NPR’s Talk of the Nation returns to National Geographic’s Washington, D.C. headquarters from 2-4 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 6 for a second free NG Live event and radio broadcast. The first hour focuses on “The Next Two Billion: Can the Planet Take the Strain?” The past 50 years have seen the most rapid population…

Growing Up Cousteau

Jean-Michel Cousteau, the first son of the red-capped captain who brought deep ocean exploration into living rooms worldwide, spoke earlier this month at National Geographic’s Grosvenor Auditorium about growing up with the renowned Jacques-Yves Cousteau. By Valentine Quadrat Celebrating the 100th anniversary of his father’s birth, this producer of more than 80 films and founder…