Andrew Howley

Every year, clever young minds from around the world enter the Google Science Fair to push themselves, run their ideas to ground, help humanity, and compete from some amazing prizes. National Geographic has been a major partner of the Google Science Fair all five years, and this year, we’re proud to announce that the National…

Human Journey

After the excitement of Homo naledi’s discovery and extraction from deep in a narrow cave in South Africa, and the implication that these non-humans may have intentionally carried their dead deep into the earth, we are left with the bones themselves, what they tell us about these creatures, and what new questions they inspire. These…

Changing Planet

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Two years after being discovered deep in a South African cave, the 1,500 fossils excavated during the Rising Star Expedition have been identified as belonging to a previously unknown early human relative that National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Lee Berger and team have named Homo naledi. An account of Homo naledi’s discovery and analysis is the cover story of the October…

Changing Planet

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Robot satellites taking pictures three billion miles from Earth are pretty thrilling. But robot satellites aren’t people, and there’s no plan to ever bring them back. On this day in 1969 though, human beings themselves were walking on the surface of the moon—for hours on end. They learned to walk and maneuver in low gravity….

Changing Planet

Join a LIVE Twitter chat with explorer, @PaulSalopek, July 22 at 11:00 am ET using #NatGeoLive. “I am walking across the planet,” says Paul Salopek, National Geographic Fellow. “For more than two years, I have hopscotched over searing lava fields. I have crabbed sideways through alleys in vast migrant slums. I have traversed sun-hammered deserts and…

Changing Planet

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