Samantha Blee

  Have you ever seen a photo that doesn’t seem to belong to the time it was created? Chris Wild’s website, “Retronaut: The Photographic Time Machine,” hosts tens of thousands of photos from across the past. Wild is releasing a new book—Retronaut: The Photographic Time Machine—for which he selected over 300 of the best photos from...

Whether we realize it or not, geography plays a huge part in our everyday lives. Broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien, the moderator of this year’s National Geographic Bee, has traveled to countless places around the world. What have her travels taught her? And what are her favorite places to visit? Now’s your chance to ask O’Brien your...

We burn eight million tons of coal—the dirtiest of fossil fuels—each year, and the consequences are growing. In the April issue of National Geographic magazine, we asked the question: Can coal ever be clean? What are your thoughts about clean energy? How about freshwater or the growing global population? Do you have questions about oil spills, the...

We burn eight million tons of coal—the dirtiest of fossil fuels—each year, and the consequences are growing. In the April issue of National Geographic magazine, we asked the question: Can coal ever be clean? What are your thoughts about clean energy? How about freshwater or the growing global population? Do you have questions about oil spills, the...

New York Times Beirut bureau chief Anne Barnard covers the Middle East and has witnessed firsthand the changes that are taking place in Damascus, a city that has been affected by the chaos of war. And we’re giving you the chance to ask her questions about her experience. In her feature “Syria: The Chaos of War”...

New York Times Beirut bureau chief Anne Barnard covers the Middle East and has witnessed firsthand the changes that are taking place in Damascus, a city that has been affected by the chaos of war. And we’re giving you the chance to ask her questions about her experience. In her feature “Syria: The Chaos of War”...

Are you ready to take charge of your health? In her new National Geographic book Healthy at Home: Get Well and Stay Well Without Prescriptions, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog guides you through the art and science of healing at home. Whether you’re learning how to keep a calm persona or make your own herbal remedies, Dr. Low Dog...

Are you ready to take charge of your health? In her new National Geographic book Healthy at Home: Get Well and Stay Well Without Prescriptions, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog guides you through the art and science of healing at home. Whether you’re learning how to keep a calm persona or make your own herbal remedies, Dr. Low Dog...

Ever wonder how the voice of that radio announcer makes it through your alarm clock in the morning? Or how the remote control opens your garage door? How about what antibiotics really do? National Geographic’s book, Science of Everything, answers those nagging questions about how things work. With a forward written by former New York...

Ever wonder how the voice of that radio announcer makes it through your alarm clock in the morning? Or how the remote control opens your garage door? How about what antibiotics really do? National Geographic’s book, Science of Everything, answers those nagging questions about how things work. With a forward written by former New York...

2013 is a big year for Ireland. The Emerald Isle is calling her people home for a celebration of all things Irish in a year-long program, The Gathering: Ireland 2013.  Featuring everything from music festivals to Guinness World Record competitions (check out the Town of 1000 Beards gathering), the event marks the biggest tourism initiative ever...

2013 is a big year for Ireland. The Emerald Isle is calling her people home for a celebration of all things Irish in a year-long program, The Gathering: Ireland 2013.  Featuring everything from music festivals to Guinness World Record competitions (check out the Town of 1000 Beards gathering), the event marks the biggest tourism initiative ever...

When photographer Becca Skinner was nine years old, a friend told her to give up on her dream of shooting for National Geographic. Despite her friend’s advice, Skinner achieved that dream with a Young Explorers grant that allowed her to document the post-conflict society of Banda Aceh, Sumatra—a province effected by the 2004 tsunami. What...

Biologist Todd Pierson wants to live in a world with great amphibian and reptile diversity, and he’s going to do his best to make that happen. He’s currently studying Appalachian salamanders, but has encountered all kinds of interesting reptiles in the field—including a 60-pound alligator snapping turtle. What project are you working on now?  Right...

When Washington’s Condit Dam became the largest dam ever removed, Andy Maser was there to witness the demolition. While out in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Maser was pinned down by AK47-wielding rebel fighters. And while spending time in an Alaskan stream, the Young Explorer‘s fingers became too numb to zip his dry suit....