Colby Bishop

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The dry Colorado River may be starkly different from the green landscape and rushing rivers of County Mayo in western Ireland, but students in the county have become water ambassadors – teaching themselves, their families, and their community about the importance of water conservation efforts. Water was a hot topic at Ireland’s National Science Week,...

By Colby Bishop, The Genographic Project Hundreds of County Mayo, Ireland residents gathered earlier this week to learn first hand what their DNA could show them about their ancient past. From Viking ancestry to descending from Niall of the Nine Hostages, the genetics of County Mayo proved intriguing, reaching far beyond Guinness and the rolling...

By Colby Bishop, The Genographic Project Hundreds of County Mayo, Ireland residents gathered earlier this week to learn first hand what their DNA could show them about their ancient past. From Viking ancestry to descending from Niall of the Nine Hostages, the genetics of County Mayo proved intriguing, reaching far beyond Guinness and the rolling...

A weekend at the Google Science Fair A team from Nat Geo returned to Google campus over the weekend for the 3rd annual Google Science Fair. As a partner on the science fair since it originated three years ago, we always look forward to meeting these young smart scientists, who help shape the future of...

A weekend at the Google Science Fair A team from Nat Geo returned to Google campus over the weekend for the 3rd annual Google Science Fair. As a partner on the science fair since it originated three years ago, we always look forward to meeting these young smart scientists, who help shape the future of...

A weekend at the Google Science Fair A team from Nat Geo returned to Google campus over the weekend for the 3rd annual Google Science Fair. As a partner on the science fair since it originated three years ago, we always look forward to meeting these young smart scientists, who help shape the future of...

Who are we? And where do we come from? The story of humanity’s journey can be found within each of us—encoded in our DNA. In 2005, National Geographic and IBM, with support from the Waitt Family Foundation, launched the Genographic Project, which aims to provide the first true ‘snapshot’ picture of how each of us...