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Archives for October 11, 2013

Comet ISON Plays Coy With Astronomers

  The latest observations from professional and amateur astronomers around the world show that the much-hyped comet ISON is still very much alive, and new data suggests that it may very well survive its close swing by the Sun on November 28. The big question on skywatchers’ minds, however, is how good of a sky…

C40’s Johanna Partin leads discussion with USDN and the Cities of Copenhagen & Rio

At the recent annual meeting of the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN), this US-based group and C40 partner took the unprecedented step of including the C40 cities of Copenhagen and Rio. C40’s North America Regional Director, Johanna Partin, sat down with select participants to get their thoughts on the exchange. Johanna Partin (C40): Convening cities…

Patagonian Corals Expedition 2013: Rainforests of the Ocean

Rhian Waller reflects on the past few weeks on expedition, and talks about why corals are so important for health on this planet.

Mastodon Tooth Turns Up Among Charity Items

Parts of an extinct animal called the mastodon have mysteriously turned up among donations to a religious charity.

NG Explorer Kakenya Ntaiya Honored as One of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes

Kakenya Ntaiya, a trailblazer for women’s education in Kenya and National Geographic Emerging Explorer has been selected as one of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes of 2013.

Why Do Blood-Sucking Fish Find Bile Sexy?

Move over, Chanel No. 5: Scientists have discovered why the scent of bile is irresistible to female sea lampreys.

On International Day of the Girl, Proof That Education is Power

On the International Day of the Girl, National Geographic Emerging Explorer and activist Kakenya Ntaiya says that educating girls can improve both their lives and their communities.

5 Simple Tips for Communicating Science

New generations of scientists must learn how to widely communicate science to better protect our oceans