National Geographic to Tweet Reply to The Wow! Signal

If you could say anything to extraterrestrials, do you think you could sum up your thoughts in 140 characters? To be so brief in a close encounter of the fifth kind, one would hope you could get your point across…

James Cameron Funds High-Tech Submarine

Director James Cameron is boldly going where no man has gone before, or at least since 1960. Cameron has funded the construction of a high-tech one-man submarine capable of diving seven miles beneath the Pacific Ocean into the Mariana Trench,…

Google Science Fair to Reward Winners Handsomely

Winners of the Google Science Fair, the world’s largest online science competition, will be handsomely rewarded for their efforts: prizes include “once-in-a-lifetime experiences like a scientific trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions, unique scholarships, and real-life work…

National Geographic To Distribute YouTube “Life In A Day” Film

An experimental film project in which over 80,000 YouTube users opted to participate will soon reach far beyond computer monitors and the occasional Internet-connected TV.  National Geographic has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to Life in a Day, ensuring a theatrical release.

Global “Google Science Fair” Planned

Not much info is available at this point, but the parents and teachers of scientifically inclined 13-18 year olds (along with the 13-18 year olds themselves) might want to stay close to their computers tomorrow morning.  At 9 AM EST, Google intends to announce the first-ever Google Science Fair.

Google’s described the event as "the world’s first online global science competition," and some interesting partners are also involved: CERN, LEGO, National Geographic, and Scientific American.