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Face-to-Face With Ocean Giants

Living on land, interacting mostly only with mammals, it’s hard for most of us to know what it’s like to encounter up-close the strange creatures that dwell beneath the waves. Join two explorers as they share their stories of underwater adventure and inspiration in our next Google+ Hangout.

Google+ Hangout: Saving the Ocean’s Amazing Creatures

Live now! Join the conversation with National Geographic explorers of the ocean!

December 15, 2013: Paddling Through The World’s Biggest Rapids, Swimming in the World’s Coldest Oceans and More

This week, on National Geographic Weekend, host Boyd Matson joins guests as they paddle the world’s biggest rapids, dive in the world’s coldest oceans (at both poles), and walk “Out of Eden,” chasing our early human ancestors to the ends of the Earth.

Closer Look: Reasons for Hope, Tierney Thys on the State of Our Oceans

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.

What’s a Mola? Behind the Strange Fish Picture Surging on Facebook

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.

Google Science Fair Winners Announced

Last night at Google headquarters, some of the world’s smartest people gathered and most of them aren’t even old enough to drive.

Google Science Fair Finalists Named

Over the past two weeks, the judges of the 2011 Google Science Fair have been whittling down the list of 60 semifinalists to just 15 who will advance to compete for the ultimate prizes. All of the students’ entries “asked interesting questions, many focused on real-world problems and some produced groundbreaking science that challenged current…