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Many of you know the story of St. Patrick’s Day and the shamrock, but what about St. Joseph’s and the fava bean?
The night sky in Patagonia is breathtaking — there is no light pollution, and on a clear night with a new moon the sky flickers with stars. Long exposure photographs show us how the Earth spins relative to the stars.
A tiny fish in Lake Victoria is under a huge threat from overfishing and invasive species. NG Young Explorer Diana Sharpe describes her work to understand and protect the “mukene.”
The winning film by Trip Jennings and Andy Maser follows photographers as they search for the legendary “spirit bear”–a black bear with white fur–to draw attention to the beauty of the Great Bear Rainforest, which is endangered by plans to make this area the main Pacific port for oil from Canada’s tar sands.
By Clare Fieseler, NGS Young Explorer Grantee His back muscles are taut. Poised, and with perfect buoyancy, Villamar Godfrey is pictured yanking a 30-pound jewfish from a spectacular colony of elkhorn coral. Godfrey, now 77, stares at a grainy scanned image of page 127 from National Geographic’s January 1972 issue. “His name was Mike Long.…
Some of the freshest faces at National Geographic are here at headquarters this weekend for a Young Explorers Grant workshop. Last night, NG Live hosted an event titled “Exploration: The Next Generation” with four up-and-coming Society grantees: Katherine Amato, a biologist studying howler monkeys in Mexico’s tropical forest; Pat Walters, a journalist who’s documented the…