Lauren Ward

Hangout With an Astronaut: Ask Your Questions

Since the year of mankind’s inaugural trip to space in 1961, 341 people have crossed the celestial borders of outer space. These new-age navigators represent the pinnacle of human achievement. What is it about their daring voyages that elicit wonderment in those watching from Earth? Becoming an astronaut is a difficult, but not impossible dream. Join us for…

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Hangout With an Astronaut: Ask Your Questions

Since the year of mankind’s inaugural trip to space in 1961, 341 people have crossed the celestial borders of outer space. These new-age navigators represent the pinnacle of human achievement. What is it about their daring voyages that elicit wonderment in those watching from Earth? Becoming an astronaut is a difficult, but not impossible dream. Join us for…

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Google+ Hangout: Saving the Ocean’s Amazing Creatures

[Updated 2/28/2014] Thanks to all who joined us for this live Google+ Hangout with three great ocean explorers. Watch the full replay above and follow National Geographic on Google+ to be a part of future Hangouts! Our next Google+ Hangout brings together a cadre of ocean explorers helping to save the ocean’s amazing creatures. Explorer-in-Residence…

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Google+ Hangout: Saving the Ocean’s Amazing Creatures

[Updated 2/28/2014] Thanks to all who joined us for this live Google+ Hangout with three great ocean explorers. Watch the full replay above and follow National Geographic on Google+ to be a part of future Hangouts! Our next Google+ Hangout brings together a cadre of ocean explorers helping to save the ocean’s amazing creatures. Explorer-in-Residence…

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Hangout With Hi-Tech Explorers

Join us for our next Google+ Hangout as we explore the cutting-edge technology that allows us to perceive the formerly unseen. From the glaciers of Antarctica to cold outer space, both of our guests are using technology in extreme places to further our understanding of the planet. Kyler Abernathy serves as the primary planner for…

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Giving to Something Bigger Than Ourselves on #GivingTuesday

With Thanksgiving now a glorious gastronomic memory and Christmas soon upon us, the holiday season for gratitude and giving is in full swing. On Tuesday December 3, 2013, global charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and more will come together to create #GivingTuesday. This national day of giving celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations….

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Giving to Something Bigger Than Ourselves on #GivingTuesday

With Thanksgiving now a glorious gastronomic memory and Christmas soon upon us, the holiday season for gratitude and giving is in full swing. On Tuesday December 3, 2013, global charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and more will come together to create #GivingTuesday. This national day of giving celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations….

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Give Back to the Ocean on #GivingTuesday

With Thanksgiving now a glorious gastronomic memory and Christmas soon upon us, the holiday season for gratitude and giving is in full swing. On Tuesday December 3, 2013, global charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and more will come together to create #GivingTuesday. This national day of giving celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations….

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Give Back to the Ocean on #GivingTuesday

With Thanksgiving now a glorious gastronomic memory and Christmas soon upon us, the holiday season for gratitude and giving is in full swing. On Tuesday December 3, 2013, global charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and more will come together to create #GivingTuesday. This national day of giving celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations….

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The Patient Photography of Steve Winter

National Geographic wildlife photographers have often recounted the painful waiting period that comes with getting the perfect shot. Countless hours are spent sitting within the stuffy confines of a blind or perched behind a crop of tall grasses, camera lens at the ready, waiting for the animal to stalk past. Photographer Steve Winter has spent his career…

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Sleeping With Lions

We’ve heard some crazy stories here at National Geographic—everything from a polar bear that shredded an occupied tent to a livid elephant that nearly gored a man. None so terrifying, however, than Big Cats Initiative Grantee Amy Dickman‘s lion encounter … but maybe not in the way you might think. Big Cat Week  Big Cat…

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