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Is Ice Melt Altering NG Maps?

Is Ice Melt Altering NG Maps?

June 9, 2014---National Geographic's soon-to-be-published Atlas of the World, tenth edition, will show the most dramatic change in Arctic ice since the 1963 publication of the first edition.For more about the National Geographic Atlas of the World and how the shrinking Arctic is changing part of its look, read Shrinking Arctic Ice Prompts Drastic Change in National Geographic Atlas.

NG Live!: Juan José Valdés: Mapping Cuba

NG Live!: Juan José Valdés: Mapping Cuba

Juan José Valdés, a child refugee from Cuba, relates how he became the cartographer of the National Geographic Society and produced its first map of Cuba in over 100 years.

Iconic Space Images Are Actually Black-and-White

Iconic Space Images Are Actually Black-and-White

The Hubble Space Telescope can take only black-and-white images. But by analyzing the wavelengths of light that different elements emit in space, this man turns dull pictures of our universe into the colorful masterpieces we've come to love.

Food-Waste Rebel Wants You to Eat Ugly Food

Food-Waste Rebel Wants You to Eat Ugly Food

We waste at least a third of the world's food. National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer and activist Tristram Stuart says "ridiculously strict" cosmetic standards among consumers play a major role. His solution: Eat foods often considered too ugly to sell. Stuart works to inspire people to join a "food-waste revolution," with initiatives like volunteer harvest programs and free communal feasts of food that would otherwise be wasted.Click here to read more about Tristram Stuart and his work.The Explorers Project chronicles the work of National Geographic's Emerging Explorers—tomorrow's visionaries who are making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people to care about the planet. Learn more at http://nationalgeographic.com/emerging.

Vincent J. Musi: Where the Wild Things Live

Vincent J. Musi: Where the Wild Things Live

Photographer Vincent J. Musi explores the ever evolving science on animal cognition and also visits some exotic pets, including the world's deadliest snakes, rodents of unusual size, and other animals you'd never expect to see in someone's living room.The National Geographic Live! series brings thought-provoking presentations by today’s leading explorers, scientists, photographers, and performing artists right to your YouTube feed. Each presentation is filmed in front of a live audience at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. New clips air every Monday.Upcoming Events at National Geographic Live!Buy Photographs by Vincent J. Musi

Cairo Belly Dancers

Cairo Belly Dancers

Learn about belly dancing, now practiced by foreigners and Egyptians in Cairo, the entertainment capital of the Arab world.

Beyond <i>Wild</i> With Cheryl Strayed

Beyond <i>Wild</i> With Cheryl Strayed

Writer Cheryl Strayed reflects on the joy and pain she experienced during her incredible thousand-mile hike along the Pacific Coast Trail, which inspired her to write her popular memoir Wild. Strayed also shares behind-the-scenes stories of working with Reese Witherspoon, who plays Strayed in the big-screen adaptation of Wild.The National Geographic Live series brings thought-provoking presentations by today’s leading explorers, scientists, photographers, and performing artists right to you. Each presentation is filmed in front of a live audience at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. New clips air every Monday.Upcoming Events at National Geographic Live!Get the Book Wild

Making Simply Beautiful Photographs

Making Simply Beautiful Photographs

National Geographic photographers describe the moments behind the shots, and editor Annie Griffiths explains the concept behind the new National Geographic book, Simply Beautiful Photographs. This video features stories by David Doubilet, Jodi Cobb, Michael Melford, Sisse Brimberg, and Jim Blair.