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The Future of Ocean Exploration Is in Our ‘Hands’

Humans have been diving in pressurized suits for centuries, but have been forced to interact with the underwater world only through crablike claws. Now that’s about to change.

Brave Duo to Dive Unexplored Waters

Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation has amassed an incredible and diverse group of adventurers for our Microplastics project. Below, ASC’s own Emily Stifler Wolfe tells the story of two daring women who are headed to Kamchatka to dive—and collect samples—where no two have gone before. Grimaldi and Vagaska sent in these videos and photos from their training…

Dust and Dancing to Celebrate Indigenous Australia

Every two years, the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival in Australia brings together people for a spectacle of sights, sounds, and dust.

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!

Landmarks Crumbling, Skyscrapers Climbing in Sarajevo

Damage and neglect are breaking down reminders of a tragic era, while dazzling new construction forges one path forward, and the people of Sarajevo live balanced between them.

Math and Biology Took a Road Trip. Here’s What They Learned.

At a workshop in South Africa, experts in two different fields open each other’s eyes to new ways of seeing data and the world it comes from.

Exploring Giant Cypress Trees From Top to Bottom

Harnessing local villagers’ skills at tree climbing, and modern science to analyze the soil, this team is getting to know the giant Chinese swamp cypress like never before.

Protecting the Sea, Strengthening People, and Nursing Sea Turtles Back to Health

“It’s not just about protecting our land and sea. What we do also strengthens our people to stand up and stand together. That’s the biggest thing for us.”

Join a LIVE Twitter Chat With @PaulSalopek, Walking Across the Planet

What do you learn, walking 4,000 miles from Ethiopia to the Republic of Georgia? Ask @PaulSalopek yourself, in a LIVE Twitter chat, July 22 at 11:00 am ET using #NatGeoLive.

How to Put an 18-Foot Sea Monster Into the Limelight

The fossil called “Gamla,” star of the National Geographic Channel documentary, “Death of a Sea Monster,” has been in a museum basement since 2009. Now for the first time, it’s being put on display.

A Padlock on Culture: The Closed Bosnian National Museum

During the Bosnian War, “culture was a form of resistance … Women were wearing high heels and running from snipers to get to openings.” Two decades later, museums struggle to survive the peace.

These Spiders Won’t Panic at the Disco

Get to know the bizarre and beautiful critters discovered on a recent expedition to the cloud forest of Ecuador.

Deep-Sea Cameras Reveal ‘Sharkcano’

With super-heated and highly acidic water filling its crater, Kavachi volcano was the last place Brennan Phillips expected to be teeming with sharks.

Giant Volcano and Its Baboons With Altitude!

Yvonne de Jong and Thomas Butynski explore enormous Mount Elgon and find the highest-altitude baboons in East Africa.

What’s Lurking in Europe’s Freshwater?

An adventurer took water samples to test for microplastics while traveling through Slovenia and Italy—and the results are in.