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Less than one month from the big launch, the R4WO teams are putting the final touches on the expedition’s preparations. Technical details are adjusted, and bonds between team members grow stronger through training sessions in Lorient (France). Everything falls into place under optimal conditions before the trip to Bordeaux, R4WO’s first stop. Final Tests:…
Issues of translation and intent is always challenging when working with several languages. On Wednesday, I had the good fortune to be invited to my friends’ home to celebrate the year of the hoofed creature that bleats and eats grass. How people are discussing this holiday in the media makes me think more about labels and how they are created, especially as it relates to my own work.
Most people come to the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) to see elephant seals and penguins. Ginny Edgcomb came for the microbes.
I imagine a tiger. He’ll move through the forest and his days Leaving his traces on the mud banks Of a river whose name he doesn’t know. In his world there are no names or past Or future, only the certainty of now. —Jorge Luis Borges, The Other Tiger In reeds tinged red in the…
Celebrate the successful revival of the Isle of Man’s ancient tongue as UNESCO marks International Mother Language Day.
For this National Geographic-sponsored expedition to save the Critically Endangered Chinese swamp cypress (Glyptostrobus pensilis), we have brought together a dynamic group of people from the U.S., Scotland, and Laos. Let me introduce you to our team. We broke up into three groups to conduct surveys in promising watersheds of the Nakai-Nam Theun National Protected Area…
Vying with desert elephants for a spot at waterholes at night, NG Young Explorer Grantee Theresa Laverty begins her search for insect-eating bats along northwestern Namibia’s dry riverbeds.
The last twenty-four hours on Fernando de Noronha have been non-stop, non-sleep, and action filled, and not just because it’s been Carnival in Brazil.
How far will Genographic Project scientists go to help reveal where we came from? Geographically-speaking the answer may be Puerto Williams, the southern tip of Chile.
The annual Google Science Fair is back, bringing together the biggest ideas and the greatest experiments from young people all around the world, and you are invited to be a part of it.
This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series, which profiles interesting information, thoughts and research into using drones, UAVs or remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography, that Kike learns about during his travels. 3D UAV mapping technology is delving into uncharted territory, finding applications for the union of UAV hardware and image processing software…
When studying invasive species on a remote island, it helps to know the island’s history. And this one’s good.
Disability is big business in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. On almost every street there is a sign, sometimes several in a row, advertising massages by blind people. In addition to these ubiquitous blind massage businesses, there are also shops advertising clothing and accessories ”made by people with disabilities.” I am inclined to be wary of businesses that use this marketing approach, a wariness intensified by its currency in Cambodia.
Halfway through the #Glades2Gulf Expedition, explorers offer tips on navigating Florida’s back country, give an update on the species seen so far, and put some numbers to the value of nature trails.
Co-authored by: Patsy Benveniste, Vice President, Community Education Programs Barb Kreski, Director of Horticultural Therapy Services Chicago Botanic Garden If you grew up prior to the invention of tablets and smart phones, it’s likely that you have nostalgic memories of playing in the backyard with friends or feeling the sun on your back as you helped your…