National Geographic - Archive (Explorer)

2017
August
31,
2017
With support from the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Explorer Andrew Suarez’s team used 3-D X-ray imaging and high-speed cameras to unravel the anatomy of these unusual ant chops. ...
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August
16,
2017
Archaeology journal Antiquity honors Parcak for 2016 paper detailing a collaborative mapping project in Egypt. The research, funded in part by the National Geographic Society, enhanced the country’s ongoing efforts to combat looting. ...
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August
11,
2017
With support from the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Explorer Isaiah Nengo’s team uncovered the most complete Miocene ape skull in the fossil record. ...
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2016
June
15,
2016
On Thursday, June 16, an extraordinary group of individuals will be honored by the National Geographic Society at the 2016 Explorer Awards, presented by Rolex. Meave Leakey and Nainoa Thompson will receive the National Geographic Society’s oldest ...
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June
14,
2016
Conservationist Victor Zambrano, who has dedicated his life to the restoration of natural forests in the Madre de Dios region of Peru’s southeastern Amazon, is the 2016 winner of the National Geographic Society/Buffett Award for Leadership in Latin A...
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May
13,
2016
Today, the National Geographic Society announced its 2016 class of Emerging Explorers, a group of 13 inspiring individuals from around the globe whose unconventional thinking and innovations are changing the world for the better. The Emerging Explore...
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April
14,
2016
As part of National Geographic’s year-long celebration of the National Park Service’s centennial, the National Geographic Museum will open the exhibition “Invisible Boundaries: Exploring Yellowstone’s Great Animal Migrations” on April 15. The exhibit...
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March
21,
2016
The government of Ecuador today announced the creation of a more than 15,000-square-mile (40,000-square-kilometer) marine sanctuary around two of the northern Galápagos islands, Darwin and Wolf. In addition, several smaller no-take areas have been cr...
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January
20,
2016
During a 2014 talk on his exploration of deep-sea coral reefs, Baruch College marine biologist David Gruber showed a video of clunky robotic hands collecting fragile specimens of coral and sponges from the ocean floor. Harvard engineer and roboticist...
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2015
October
22,
2015
The Palau Congress today passed legislation to fully protect 80 percent of the Pacific island nation’s waters, an area known as one of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World. As a result, 193,000 square miles (500,000 square kilometers), an expans...
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September
10,
2015
The discovery of a new species of human relative was announced today (Sept. 10) by the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University), the National Geographic Society and the South African Department of Science and Technology/National Research Fou...
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