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Andrew Howley

of National Geographic Society

Andrew Howley is a member of the National Geographic Science and Exploration team, working to share the stories of NG explorers and grantees online. For more than four years he produced the Home Page of nationalgeographic.com, and helped manage the Society's Facebook page during its breakout year of 2010. He studied Anthropology with a focus on Archaeology from the College of William & Mary in Virginia. He has covered expeditions with NG Explorers-in-Residence Mike Fay, Enric Sala, and Lee Berger. His personal interests include painting, running, and reading about history.

It’s Elementary: Wildlife Is Going Up in Smoke

National Geographic explorer and creative conservationist, Asher Jay, is sharing her visual arts at #COY11, inspiring young people to action on climate change.

Facebook Chat With the Wisest Woman in the Sea

As #COY11 kicks off in Paris, record-holding diver and ocean advocate Dr. Sylvia Earle will be taking your questions about the ocean, climate, and our future in a live Facebook chat Friday, November 27, at 1 p.m. EST.

Chat With Legendary Wildlife Photographers

This #GivingTuesday, December 1, join Dereck and Beverly Joubert for a live Facebook chat from 12-1 p.m. EST, and show your support for big cats and the people helping to protect them.

Twitter Chat With Paul Salopek Friday at 1p.m. EST

This week, PBS NewsHour features the Out of Eden walk in two segments on tv and online, and Paul engages with fans and followers on another live Twitter chat.

Video: That’s No Moon. It’s Aliens. (Maybe.)

Scientists and sci-fi fans alike are wondering whether the unusual dips in brightness of a distant star could be the shadows of alien space structures built more than 1,465 years ago.

Next LIVE Twitter Chat With Epic Walker @PaulSalopek

Difficulties with visas and permission to enter certain lands have rerouted and delayed Paul Salopek on his epic 21,000-mile walk, but now, after waiting out the worst of the Central Asian summer, he’s ready to set off once again.

The World’s Newest Batch of Brilliance

Explore this year’s Google Science Fair finalists’ projects from concept to blueprint to final execution, and get to know the young students of today who just may be the scientific leaders of tomorrow.

What Can We Learn From Homo naledi’s Skull?

From the tip of the jaw to the top of the head, remains from five naledi skulls provide tantalizing early hints about the lives of these newly found ancient human relatives.

Homo naledi’s Nike-Ready Foot

See how early in the excavation, a single ankle bone was able to show researchers that Homo naledi was walking comfortably on two feet.

Homo naledi’s Powerful Hand Up Close

With an incredibly muscular thumb and curved fingers for powerful gripping, the newly found Homo naledi could have given today’s rock climbers like Alex Honnold a run (or a climb) for their money.

How the Naledi Team Solved a 1,550-Piece Puzzle

With Africa’s largest hominin fossil find unearthed and in the lab, Lee Berger called in experts and early-career scientists for an innovative workshop to figure out just what they’d found.

Homo naledi: 1,500 Fossils Revolutionize Human Family Tree

Two years after being discovered deep in a South African cave, the 1,500 fossils excavated during the Rising Star Expedition have been identified as belonging to a previously unknown early human relative that scientists have named “Homo naledi.”

Join Live Twitter Chat With Explorers in the Okavango Delta

Join the team August 26 at 12 p.m. EDT, for a live Twitter chat by following @intotheokavango and @NatGeoLive and tweeting your questions with #NatGeoLive!

High Five! Give $5. Save Big Cats.

Don’t leave him hangin’. Share your own high five photo, donate $5, and tag five friends to spread the word that we can help save big cats in the wild!

#RebootTheSuit on Moon Landing Day

Robot satellites taking pictures three billion miles from Earth are pretty thrilling. But robot satellites aren’t people, and there’s no plan to ever bring them back. On this day in 1969 though, human beings themselves were walking on the surface of the moon—for hours on end. They learned to walk and maneuver in low gravity.…