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Explorer's Epic Sea Voyage To Be Retraced

Reuters | Stuart McDill | Posted 02.01.2013 | Science

By Stuart McDill SYDNEY (Reuters) - A group of intrepid explorers are readying themselves for the first-ever recreation of the epic voy...

What Are Heroes Made of?

Lorie Karnath | Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact
Lorie Karnath

Heroes such as imagined by the ancient Greeks, and exemplified by individuals like Neil Armstrong -- whose actions shift paradigms and extend horizons -- are proving increasingly difficult to come by. At a number of levels this is due to the development of new technologies.

Getting Lost

Hayden Bixby | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Hayden Bixby

My getting lost is predictable enough now that my children advise their friends to expect delays, even when I've got the printout from Google maps in hand and a GPS app or two at the ready on my iPhone for backup.

Stairway to Heaven: Another "Giant Leap" for Mankind

XPRIZE | Posted 12.18.2012 | Technology

By Diane Murphy Diane Murphy leads Communications at Singularity University. She is President of the Aquarius Group, a Trustee of the X PRIZE Foundati...

Explorers Club Journeys to New Depths With World Record Diver

Megan Snedden | Posted 12.15.2012 | New York
Megan Snedden

In 1960, Don Walsh -- accompanied by fellow explorer Jacques Piccard -- became the first person to venture to the deepest part of the ocean, approximately 35,798 feet into the Mariana Trench located in the Western Pacific Ocean.

The Quest

XPRIZE | Posted 12.11.2012 | Technology

By Erika Wagner Erika Wagner served as Senior Director, Exploration Prize Group at X PRIZE for many years. As a species, we have scaled the Earth's h...

Launching the Next Era in Space Travel and Exploration

XPRIZE | Posted 12.04.2012 | Technology

The new era of space travel will be known for democratizing space travel, moving it into the private sector, and making it available to the general public, rather than just a few highly trained and government-employed specialists.

Armstrong Wasn't Columbus

Seth Shostak | Posted 10.29.2012 | Science
Seth Shostak

Neil Armstrong was no Christopher Columbus. In most respects, he was better. Unlike the famous fifteenth century seafarer, Armstrong knew where he landed.

Cara Santa Maria

Our Fallen Heroes | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.29.2012 | Science

On Saturday August 25, 2012, a true American hero lost his life. Neil Armstrong was the first person to bravely leave our world behind and set foot on...

Exploration -- Around the World Or Around the Corner

XPRIZE | Posted 10.28.2012 | Travel

2012-08-28-xprize.JPGExploring is something that can be done and enjoyed by everyone in this world.

Erase Boredom (And Live!)

Michael Varrati | Posted 10.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Varrati

This condemnation of boredom is something I have grown to appreciate as an adult, and is a lesson for which I am infinitely grateful. Just as I am sure it bothered my mom to hear me say it, few phrases set my teeth on edge more than when a friend complains, "I'm bored."

Explore, Discover, Share, Preserve, Sustain... Plunder?

Lorie Karnath | Posted 10.14.2012 | Science
Lorie Karnath

When the group reached the location, instead of the anticipated opportunity to garner a wealth of information, Bell and the others encountered a scene of senseless desecration.

The Red the Gold and the Gutter -- Space Exploration, the Olympics and Politics

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 10.03.2012 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

Arriving as it will on the heels of the Olympics, Curiosity will continue the flow of good kind of news we have been witnessing from London to the people of Earth. The mission represents the kind of news we want to hear and see, the kind of news that inspires us.

The Fire of Adventure

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 09.30.2012 | Home
Zoe P. Strassfield

There are several paintings in the museum of people who donated money or collections, but this one wasn't a typical portrait. The man and woman in the painting were dressed in climbing gear and kneeling on a mountain summit, holding an American flag and the flag of the National Geographic Society.

Exploration: When The Technology Trail Runs Out

Lorie Karnath | Posted 09.16.2012 | Travel
Lorie Karnath

It is clear that as science and technology continue to provide for an expanding set of resources, exploration is being transformed as never before.

Exploring "The World and All That's in It"

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 09.08.2012 | DC
Zoe P. Strassfield

I won't claim I had no interest in geography before I started reading National Geographic, that's simply not true. But I wasn't aware of all of the things that "geography" could encompass.

Explorers Looking For Amelia Earhart Sail To Remote Island Because Of Beauty Product And Zipper

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2012 | Weird News

(Recasts with departure of research ship) By Malia Mattoch McManus HONOLULU, July 3 (Reuters) - Researchers seeking to ...

Melville's Mysterious Marquesas Then And Now

Lorie Karnath | Posted 09.01.2012 | Travel
Lorie Karnath

Over the centuries the Marquesas' allure has proven particularly compelling to adventurers, artists, musicians and writers.

PHOTOS: A Wild Trip To The Sea Of Cortez

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 07.29.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

An impromptu trip to the Sea of Cortez finds wildlife galore.

A Bold New Chance for Mars Exploration!

Dirk Schulze-Makuch, Ph.D. | Posted 07.11.2012 | Science
Dirk Schulze-Makuch, Ph.D.

Certainly, there is no replacement for Earth, and Mars will never be a replacement for Earth. But we do need to move forward, and mission proposals, such as BOLD, will be the first step toward a grand vision.

Redefining Remote In The Modern Age

Lorie Karnath | Posted 06.09.2012 | Travel
Lorie Karnath

Each new technological shift or scientific breakthrough offers the potential to readjust and redefine the paradigm of what previously may have been considered inaccessible.

WATCH: Meeting The New President Of The Explorers Club

Megan Snedden | Posted 05.26.2012 | Travel
Megan Snedden

"There are a lot of people who are interested in exploration and we want them to participate and we want to support them."

Art, Honey and Explorations

Misha Lyuve | Posted 03.25.2012 | Arts
Misha Lyuve

All the journeys have a secret destination of which the traveler is unaware -- Martin Buber Photo by Rosemarie Padovano, 2006. From Salve series...

Uncertainty and the Rewards of Discovery

Lorie Karnath | Posted 03.16.2012 | Impact
Lorie Karnath

For many, risk is viewed solely as a threat, to be avoided, but to steer clear of risk also means that one eludes the opportunities that risk engenders.

Exploring 2012 And Questioning Prophesy

Lorie Karnath | Posted 03.05.2012 | Travel
Lorie Karnath

Exploration requires the willingness to venture not only beyond recognized boundaries, but beyond pre-conceived notions or established convention.