When my daughter Lotus recently became interested in astronomy, and we began watching shows and documentaries about space and the universe, we discovered Neil deGrasse Tyson, the dynamic host of the National Geographic talk show "StarTalk."
Director Martha Jeffries recently wrapped on two stories for the second season of Years of Living Dangerously, an Emmy Award-winning show about climate change.
While too many of Florida's waterfront cities have succumbed to claustrophobic overdevelopment, tacky tourist traps, and high-rises, Vero Beach remain...
Did you know that Fidel Castro was an avid scuba diver? It's part of the reason — along with low development and economic stagnation — that some of Cuba's undersea is in such prime condition.
Us travelers need to remember that there's no guarantee that these breathtaking, life-altering and enriching cultural and environmental spaces will be there for our grandchildren and generations to come.
Interview: Scott Eastwood Words: Lily Silverton Back in June we celebrated World Oceans Day; a global, UN endorsed, annual celebration of our plane...
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Since the inception of the National Park Service 100 years ago, individual parks have kept lists of what animals and plants live in them.
The biblical story of God -- or autobiography, as Christians in some sense believe it to be -- reveals the Deity to be like humans in some ways (they were, after all, created in his image) and yet to be very different in other ways.
I suppose, I am an accidental filmmaker. For it was by sheer accident that bored of making sales calls in New Delhi, I called up the offices of National Geographic, asking for a job on a Friday and started working with them a week later.
You could look at The Story of God With Morgan Freeman as a sequel to The Bucket List. Smashing up expensive racing cars with Jack Nicholson is fun and all that, but what happens, you know, next?
In my mind, that's the real brain game. To find ways to harness our brain's lifelong neurogenesis (creation of new neurons) and neuroplasticity (how the brain changes itself responding to experience) to lead happier, fuller lives.
One of the most ubiquitous elements in English speaking classrooms around the world is the presence of an alphabet chart stating that "E is for Elephant". Imagine the next generation learning their alphabet and "E" standing for elephant is only a concept, not a reality -- the way we learned about the woolly mammoth or dinosaurs
On this World Wildlife Day, let's remember it is not all about us. From the birds in your backyard, to the mother elephant and her family that stopped me on the road, I can tell you that if wild animals could speak for themselves, they would remind you that their fate is in your hands.
I am confident that each of you has been asking himself, at least once, questions on his genetic roots. Why do I look the way I do? Where did my gene pool originate? If you have, then you will be interested in the story I am about to tell you.
After the holidays have passed, January's the time when families start looking towards future vacations. Thousands flocked to The New York Times Travel Show this past weekend, January 8-10, in New York City, for inspiration, information, and even some special discounts and offers.