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May 11, 2014: Capturing the Spirit of Adventure, Saving Sea Turtles and More

Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend on radio, or listen below! Hour 1 – Adventurers who regularly push their limits of…

San Style: Dancing in Botswana

You never know what you’ll encounter in your travels.  During my time reporting on Cheetah Conservation Botswana’s work, I headed to the town of Ghanzi to get supplies and run a few errands with CCB’s camp manager. Right when we arrived, the Botswana National Youth Council was staging a huge outreach festival in the town…

Cali: “Capital de la Salsa”

Dreams of the World: Daniela Bringas (Cienfuegos)

 This post is the latest in the series Dreams of the World, which profiles interesting people we meet during our travels. My dream is … to become a great professional dancer. ¨When I dance,¨ she explains, ¨I can express my feelings. I like to breathe it all. When I see someone dancing, I experience butterflies in…

Curiosity

  ¨We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.¨ — Walt Disney

Discovering the Higgs through Physics, Dance and Photography

    The Arts Council of Greater New Haven has chosen our project ¨Discovering the Higgs through Physics, Dance and Photography¨, as one of the seven chosen to receive funding as part of Reintegrate*: Enhancing Collaborations in the Arts & Sciences. The Project´s team is formed by Sarah Demers (Physics – Assistant professor, Physics Department at Yale…

Hear Your Imagination: All Roads Festival Opens Tonight in D.C.

National Geographic’s 2010 All Roads Film Festival runs tonight through Sunday at the Society’s Washington, D.C. headquarters. By Ford Cochran All Roads debuted in 2004 to showcase the work of indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture storytellers and promote “knowledge, dialogue, and understanding with a broader global audience.” Now the festival includes dozens of films, photo exhibitions,…

Video: Moon Rover Boogies Down

Well, who knows at this stage whether NASA will ever get its next-generation ATHLETE rover onto the moon or Mars. But at least we can rest assured it’ll provide any future astronauts with hours of entertainment: From moon buggy to moon boogie.

“Sex c” New Planet Discovered

OK. If this headline makes you cringe rather than snicker, just stop reading this post right now. Good? Great. On to the news. An artist’s impression of a Jupiter-like exoplanet. —Image courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech Late last month astronomers at the California Institute of Technology announced the discovery of four new extrasolar planets, two each around the…