Samantha Blee

Twitter Chat With Retronaut’s Chris Wild

  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 ...

Twitter Chat With Soledad O’Brien

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 ...

Coal & Climate: Ask Your Questions About Environmental Science

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 ...

Coal & Climate: Ask Your Questions About Environmental Science

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 ...

Twitter Chat With Anne Barnard

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 ...

Twitter Chat With Anne Barnard

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 ...

Ask Your Science Questions on Twitter

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, ...

Ask Your Science Questions on Twitter

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, ...

Gathering Irish Genes

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 ...

Gathering Irish Genes

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 ...

Explorer of the Week: Becca Skinner

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 ...

Explorer of the Week: Todd Pierson

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 ...

Explorer of the Week: Andy Maser

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 ...