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Living on land, interacting mostly only with mammals, it’s hard for most of us to know what it’s like to encounter up-close the strange creatures that dwell beneath the waves. Join two explorers as they share their stories of underwater adventure and inspiration in our next Google+ Hangout.
Live now! Join the conversation with National Geographic explorers of the ocean!
This week, on National Geographic Weekend, host Boyd Matson joins guests as they paddle the world’s biggest rapids, dive in the world’s coldest oceans (at both poles), and walk “Out of Eden,” chasing our early human ancestors to the ends of the Earth.
Emerging Explorer Tierney Thys has spent over a decade tracking massive 10-foot long, 5,000-pound ocean sunfish in almost every ocean- and she’s got a thing or two to say about the state of the Big Blue.
The remarkable ability of Internet users to make a post go viral has produced a new treat: an enchanting picture of a Mola mola, or ocean sunfish, undulating just below the surface of the ocean. The image, snapped by photographer Daniel Botelho in 2010, is now making waves around Facebook.
Last night at Google headquarters, some of the world’s smartest people gathered and most of them aren’t even old enough to drive.
Over the past two weeks, the judges of the 2011 Google Science Fair have been whittling down the list of 60 semifinalists to just 15 who will advance to compete for the ultimate prizes. All of the students’ entries “asked interesting questions, many focused on real-world problems and some produced groundbreaking science that challenged current…