Video: The Science Behind Nat Geo’s Expedition Everest 360

In the spring of 2019, a team of climbers, explorers, and scientists traveled to Mt. Everest to survey the mountain in ways that it has never been seen before. The expedition, which was sponsored by National Geographic and Rolex, has produced some interesting looks at the mountain so far, including a 360º drone view of … Read more

Has the Mystery of Antarctica’s Ice Loss Been Solved?

One of the most compelling mysteries about our changing planet over the past five years has been the sudden and dramatic drop in ice surrounding Antarctica. Prior to 2015, the ice that encased the frozen continent defied expectations and bucked the trend of other cold environments around the planet by actually growing in size. While … Read more

2019 Was Officially the Second Hottest Year on Record

If you thought that 2019 was a long, hot year, you were right. According to a new report released by the Copernicus Climate Change Service earlier this week, last year ranked as the second warmest on record, trailing 2016 by the slimmest of margins. And if that wasn’t already grim enough, the report also indicates that … Read more

Video: The Superhuman Sherpa – What Makes Them Great Climbers?

Have you ever wondered what makes Sherpas such amazing high altitude climbers? If so, this video will be of interest. It dives deep into the biology behind these superhuman mountaineers, explaining exactly why they perform so well in thin air and seem to thrive in alpine environments. Hint: After living in the Himalaya for thousands … Read more

Meet Six Extraordinary National Geographic Explorers for the 21st Century

Each year, National Geographic brings together some of the top researchers, scientists, conservationists, and adventurers from around the globe to discuss the current state of exploration and share their stories. It is a chance for these extradorinaiy men and women to come together to discuss their work and the challenges they face in a variety of … Read more

Researchers Will Now Need Permission From Local Governments in Everest Region

Climate scientists and environmental researchers just saw their jobs get a little bit more difficult if they are collecting data in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The government there has passed a new rule that says researchers will need to get special permission from local governments if they want to conduct any scientific research in … Read more