Виталий Горшков

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Arctic Shipping Soars, Led by Russia and Lured by Energy

A season of shipping milestones is ending in the Arctic. Climate change has ushered in a new era of far north transit, focused on extraction of energy stores.<p><b>A momentous season is ending for the world's newest nautical shortcut.</b><p><b>Stable ice began forming in mid-October along the coast of Siberia's</b> …

Global Warming

Antarctica’s Thanksgiving Bird

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Thanksgiving in the USA, a time to talk turkey, but in Antarctica it’s the time to talk penguins which we do this weekend on my radio show National Geographic Weekend. We also talk about camping for five days while hanging off the side of a cliff on the frozen continent. …

Wildlife

Mysterious Deaths Threaten a Population of Southern Right Whales

The "mass mortality" of hundreds of southern right whale calves mystify scientists.<p><b>Surprisingly large numbers of southern right whale calves are dying off the coast of Argentina, sparking concerns among marine scientists and conservation officials.</b><p><b>Overall, southernright whales are doing much better</b> …

Cognitive Science

National Geographic Travel

Ancient Tomb of Chimú Nobles Found in Peru

Archaeology

Travels on the Run: Heart of Rome

As Italy’s ancient capital sleeps—relatively speaking—I head out for an early morning jaunt through history. From the wedding-cake monstrosity that is the National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II, I amble past the Roman Forum, noting such amazing ancient monuments as Trajan’s Column and the …

Italy

"Human Cheese" Only the First Course for Odd Cheeses

Adventurous eaters have plenty of cheese to choose from.<p><b>Would you eat cheese made with bacteria from a belly button?</b><p><b>If so, you may be closer than ever to your dream dinner. Making news recently, biologist Christina Agapakis and scent expert Sissel Tolaas have extracted bacteria from the belly</b> …

Biology

Abrupt Climate Disaster Threat Raises Call for Early Warning System

Climate change "tipping points" could be sudden and surprising, experts say.<p>The threat of sudden climate change disaster—from the poles melting to farmlands failing—is real and requires an early warning system, an expert panel suggested on Tuesday.<p>Looking at "tipping points" for global warming …

Climate Change

Maui Death Raises Questions About Spike in Hawaiian Shark Attacks

Two shark attack fatalities this year are Hawaii's first since 2004.<p><b>A shark killed a fisherman off the Maui coast on Monday, Maui County Ocean Safety officials reported, when it bit his foot, which he had dangled over the side of his kayak.</b><p>The attack was the eighth near Maui and the thirteenth in …

Hawaii

The 2011 Japan Tsunami Was Caused By Largest Fault Slip Ever Recorded

Clay lubricated the fault zone in the Japan trench, producing the devastating tsunami, researchers say.<p><b>The largest fault slip ever recorded produced the devastating 2011 Japan tsunami, according to three studies published today.</b><p>Two years ago, the sea off the coast of Japan reared up and swept away …

Santa Cruz

Do Vape Pens Trick Teens?

Human Journey<p><i>By Jenny Bolario</i><p>Vape pens, or e-cigarettes, are often billed as a safer way for smokers to get their fix. The user breathes in water vapor infused with nicotine and exhales what looks like smoke. But with flavors like banana cream pie and alien blood, these pens are attracting a new …

Vaping

How Scientists Rescue Stranded Whales Like Those in the Everglades

Biologists use a range of techniques to help marine mammals in trouble.<p><b>When whales are in trouble anywhere in the United States, a network of volunteers and trained biologists springs into action. Scientists have more tools and techniques at their disposal than ever, but they are not always</b> …

Marine Mammals

Inspired By Nature: Build Up 2012 Expedition…

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>By December 2011, my brother, marine biologist Chris Boyes, and I were already training for our first unassisted crossing of the Okavango Delta. This was planned for June 2012 as part of the 2012 Okavango Wetland Bird Survey. It was the biggest challenge we had ever faced and …

Opinion: Nelson Mandela's Prison Release Speaks to Complex Legacy

Mandela's freedom was a beacon of hope, but it could not stop African violence and war.<p><b>On February 11, 1990, when Nelson Mandela walked out of Victor Verster Prison after 27 years of incarceration, it was a moonshot for the millions of ordinary Africans who had been caught up not only in the fight</b> …

South Africa

“Wings Of Freedom”: Tribute To Nelson Mandela

Human Journey<p>Nelson Mandela embodied freedom and democracy in a changing world in which the oppressed are rising and past is being forgotten. Please go to the nigh resolution image and zoom in to see the vibrance and beauty of wild, free birds in this mosaic (Wild Bird Trust)<p>Our beloved Nelson …

Nelson Mandela and the Power of Forgiveness

Changing Planet<p>South Africans, and with them many the world over, are mourning the passing of the father of the all-race democracy that came to be known as the “New South Africa”. Children grueved at the loss of their favorite grandfather.<p>It has always been one of the most remarkable features of …

South Africa

Orange Octopus, More Creatures Found Deep in Antarctic Sea

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><b>A sea snail feeding off a dead octopus’ beak is among the 30 new species found during an expedition to Antarctica‘s Amundsen Sea (map), according to the first study to shed light on the sea’s</b> <b>bottom dwellers.</b><p>The newfound sea snail, or limpet, is from a group that specializes in …

Zoology

Finding Parallels Between Two Newly Independent Countries

<i>National Geographic grantee Riley Arthur is documenting the Erased of Slovenia- 200,000 non-ethnic Slovenian residents who were not automatically granted citizenship after the country split from Yugoslavia in 1991. A decade later, the community is still fighting for documentation. These stories are</i> …

Central Asia

SeaOrbiter: Help Build This Space Station of the Sea

Changing Planet<p>SeaOrbiter, the first space station of the sea, is launching a crowdfunding campaign to finance the construction of the ‘Eye’ of the vessel, to start in spring 2014. Each person’s chance to own a small part of SeaOrbiter.<p>Often compared to <b>Star Trek’s Starship USS Enterprise</b>, …

Space Exploration

December 8, 2013: Discovering Record Setting Remains, Climbing Antarctic Peaks and More

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Mike Libecki takes a break from climbing in Antarctica. He tells Boyd why he prefers cold adventures – his answer includes hot chocolate. (photo by Cory Richards)<p>Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest …

Mountaineering

Emerging ‘It’ Place: Kyrgyzstan

Landlocked, hidden behind the empty steppes of Kazakhstan and western China, and guarded by the dizzying peaks of the Tien Shan and Pamir ranges, <b>Kyrgyzstan</b> backs up its enigmatic reputation with formidable geography.<p>But lately the nation’s veil has begun to lift.<p>With visa restrictions eased and …

Travel Photography