explorers journal featured

By Elen Feuerriegel 20th November 2013 The day starts (officially) at 6am. I’m up a little earlier this morning. Crawl out of my sleeping bag and tent to the sight of Lee Berger bounding around. Lee is a Morning Person. Marina has been up since the predawn. Typically, she is the one who organises and…

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Christopher Columbus’s landfall in the Western Hemisphere on October 12, 1492, is commemorated throughout the Americas and elsewhere with various emphases, including celebrations of exploration, history, cultural heritage, cultural diversity, and more. It has also been seen as a dark day marking the beginning of centuries of violence, disease, and oppression for the people who…

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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…

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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…

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With 7 billion people on the planet, that makes for 7,000 who are “one-in-a-million.” You’re about to meet 15 of them. These 15 young science enthusiasts rose above a field of thousands of entrants from 120 different countries to make it to the finals of this year’s Google Science Fair. For the third year in…

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With 7 billion people on the planet, that makes for 7,000 who are “one-in-a-million.” You’re about to meet 15 of them. These 15 young science enthusiasts rose above a field of thousands of entrants from 120 different countries to make it to the finals of this year’s Google Science Fair. For the third year in…

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  These are gecko feet. Notice their crazy toes. The “stripes” are made of modified scales covered in thousands of “hairs,” only twice as long as our hairs are thick. Each hair branches into thousands of tips. Each tip branches into hundreds of tinier tips. These tiny-tips are so tiny (like size-of-the-wavelength-of-visible-light tiny) that they…

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Today, during an early morning walk along Morse Beach, near Sandy Point Bird Sanctuary in West Haven, I noticed many dead horseshoe crab on the sand. One of them had a tag, referring to #2859 and a phone number to report the find.   Back to the office, I learnt that the Maryland Fishery Resources Office has…

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Today, during an early morning walk along Morse Beach, near Sandy Point Bird Sanctuary in West Haven, I noticed many dead horseshoe crab on the sand. One of them had a tag, referring to #2859 and a phone number to report the find.   Back to the office, I learnt that the Maryland Fishery Resources Office has…

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My mind races. It is five AM and I have not fallen asleep. I am awake after traveling from Bangkok to Tokyo, and from Tokyo to New York. It has been weeks that I have been touring Asia, with many lessons learned. Happy to report there have been no mishaps in any of the expeditions so far….

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My mind races. It is five AM and I have not fallen asleep. I am awake after traveling from Bangkok to Tokyo, and from Tokyo to New York. It has been weeks that I have been touring Asia, with many lessons learned. Happy to report there have been no mishaps in any of the expeditions so far….

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Award-winning author and Contributing Writer for National Geographic Magazine David Quammen is accompanying NG Explorer Enric Sala and team on a mission to evaluate how pristine is the ocean-land ecosystem of Franz Josef Land in the Russian Arctic.  By David Quammen Five weeks is a long time to spend on a boat, even if it happens to be a vessel…

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Award-winning author and Contributing Writer for National Geographic Magazine David Quammen is accompanying NG Explorer Enric Sala and team on a mission to evaluate how pristine is the ocean-land ecosystem of Franz Josef Land in the Russian Arctic.  By David Quammen Five weeks is a long time to spend on a boat, even if it happens to be a vessel…

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National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala is setting off to explore Franz Josef Land, one of the most remote archipelagos in the world, only 900 km from the North Pole. Home to polar bears, whales, seals and more, the team will investigate how global warming may be affecting this crucial ecosystem in ways we still do not fully comprehend….

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