Shuttle Discovery: Final Flight Over DC

Shuttle Discovery: Final Flight Over DC

April 17, 2012—In its final journey to its permanent museum home, NASA's space shuttle Discovery makes a flyover above the U.S. capital. NASA coordinated with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to navigate through the restricted air space over Washington, D.C.

Portable Scanners "Read" Brains on the Go

Portable Scanners "Read" Brains on the Go

August 1, 2013—Though EEG (Electroencephalography) has been around for decades, now, new technology allows us to detect and measure brain activity with a lightweight headset and mobile phone. National Geographic Emerging Explorer and entrepreneur Tan Le demonstrates how her company's EEG headset and software can be used for a variety of research purposes.

If You're Scared of Spiders, Don't Watch This

If You're Scared of Spiders, Don't Watch This

April 21, 2015 - A video shot in South Australia captures hundreds of baby wolf spiders dispersing after their mother is squashed by a broom.Click here to read more:"A scene in Australia gave people a start, but there’s a simple explanation, say scientists."

Banana History 101

Banana History 101

Watch: Bananas have a surprisingly complicated history, with connections to Alexander the Great and Fidel Castro.

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Big Cats Wild for Calvin Klein Cologne?

Big Cats Wild for Calvin Klein Cologne?

June 24, 2010—Wildlife Conservation Society researchers at the Bronx Zoo found that captive cheetahs were attracted to Calvin Klein's "Obsession for Men" fragrance. That and other scents were tested in the wild to see if big cats would approach camera traps used for behavioral studies.

101-Year-Old Weather Observer Still at Work

101-Year-Old Weather Observer Still at Work

August 13, 2014 - Richard Hendrickson began recording weather observations for the National Weather Service when he was 18 years old. That was 84 years ago. Honored as the longest-serving weather observer for the United States, Hendrickson says, "It's what I do for my country." For more about Richard Hendrickson and a Q&A with him, click here.

Most High-Tech Ocean Observatory Opens

Most High-Tech Ocean Observatory Opens

December 10, 2009—Nearly 500 miles of data-transmitting cable will make Neptune Canada's new Pacific Ocean observatory the largest of its kind. Underwater cameras will also capture seafloor wildlife.

Florida's Beautiful but Inhospitable Springs

Florida's Beautiful but Inhospitable Springs

March 6, 2015 - Florida has more coastline than any of the other lower 48 states in the U.S. But while salt water lines Florida's beaches, the state also has immense deposits of freshwater. Some of its freshwater springs, once teeming with eel grass and other underwater vegetation, are now overrun with algae. While the algae create a picturesque green scene, the tiny organisms are stifling diversity of life in the springs. At Manatee Springs, manatees no longer have the resources necessary to make the spring their home.This video was collected during the 2015 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, a thousand-mile journey from central Florida to Alabama to help protect the corridor "for the health of people, wildlife, and watersheds."Click to read NG Travel's tips for exploring Florida by land and sea.More videos from the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition:Inside a Third-Generation Oysterman’s Tough TradeFrog-Licking and Other Florida Wonders