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Found: A Legendary Lost Civilization Buried In the Honduran Rainforest

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The City of the Monkey God. La Ciudad Blanca, or The White City. All the names given to the lost city rumored to exist in a pristine Honduran rainforest sound mythical, but National Geographic reports that now we have evidence that the legendary city was real. Read more...

How Many Water Balloons To Stop A .44 Mag?

National Geographic tested this question. How many balloons do you think it takes to stop a.44 magnum?   The post How Many Water Balloons To Stop A.44 Mag? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

National Geographic’s Stephen Alvarez is taking smartphone photography to the next level

Here’s a very abbreviated history of photography. The oldest surviving photograph dates back to 1826 and was created by French inventor Nicéphore Niépce. A colleague of Niépce, Louis Daguerre, refined the chemical process of photography, making it more widely accessible. Show More Summary

Tutankhamun's unbroken rope seal

yesterdayHumor / odd : Kottke.org

This is the rope seal securing the doors of Tutankhamun's tomb, unbroken for more than 3200 years until shortly after Harry Burton took this photo in 1923. A description from National Geographic: Still intact in 1923 after 32 centuries, rope secures the doors to the second of four nested shrines in Tutankhamun's burial chamber. Show More Summary

Long-Lost Civilization Found in Rainforest

Heard of the long-lost "White City" or "City of the Monkey God"? Well, it was mere myth until a group of experts emerged recently from a Honduran rain forest saying, yep, it's there—totally untouched, National Geographic reports. A group of archaeologists, scientists, filmmakers, and other personnel say they found...

Can My Child Fly Solo?

National Geographic Traveler columnist Heather Greenwood Davis is the magazine’s family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer. Here’s her latest advice.

The growing anti-science movement is making people in Silicon Valley nervous

I was at a small dinner party last night, and a big part of the conversation revolved around an article in this month's National Geographic about how many Americans doubt science. For instance, scientists now accept the earth's atmosphere...Show More Summary

Gluttony, Guilt, and Globalism

2 days agoNews : Reason

The National Geographic Museum's new exhibit, Food: Our Global Kitchen, careens from celebration to scolding so rapidly that visitors risk getting sick to their stomachs. The exhibit, which runs through February 22 in downtown D.C.,Show More Summary

The Unseen

On a visit to the Great Lakes Science Center, in Cleveland, we watched an Omni-Max production of National Geographic's Mysteries of the Unseen, which focused on phenomena that we humans cannot observe without the aid of technology. In addition to radiation that has wavelengths outside the range of our vision (i.e. Show More Summary

Atlas Obscura raises $2M to become a National Geographic for millennials

New York-based digital media startup Atlas Obscura has raised $2 million as it looks to become a National Geographic for the digital age.

Wicked Tuna: NGS Supports Animal Abuse and Poor Conservation

The "Wicked Tuna" series sponsored by the National Geographic Society (NGS) continues on showing incredible torment and torture of these sentient beings. The NGS also is fully aware that "overfishing throughout their range has driven their numbers to critically low levels." It's astounding that the NGS, given their commitment to conservation, would air such a program.

Alfredo Bini

From the project on Land Grabbing in Ethiopia 2011 Alfredo Bini (b. 1975, Italy) is a freelance photojournalist whose work has been published in Paris Match, El Pais, National Geographic, Italy and the New York Times among others. His project Transmigrations is about the journey of African migrants through the Sahara desert. It has been published in […]

'Afghan Girl' from famous 'NatGeo' cover resurfaces at center of Pakistan controversy

Sharbat Gula, the subject of the iconic June 1985 National Geographic cover at age 12, has resurfaced after it was revealed she was living illegally in Pakistan. The new photo comes from Gula's Pakistani national identity card, a document...Show More Summary

Filmmakers Destroy Drones in Service of Capturing Unseen Angles From the Inside of an Active Volcano

5 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

San Francisco-based tech employee turned adventurer/filmmaker Sam Cossman told National Geographic how his team lost multiple DJI drones as it worked to capture footage from unseen angles inside Ambrym, an active volcano on the island nation of Vanuatu. The drones enabled us to navigate around the gas plumes and perpetually shifting clouds (something that satellite […]

Rats remember acts of kindness, and then reciprocate.

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Rats remember acts of kindness, and then reciprocate. A study published this week in Biology Letters showed rats remember who is nice to them and return the favor later. National Geographic calls it "the first evidence of direct reciprocation in nonhumans." We're not so sure about that last part, but it's an impressive finding, nonetheless. Read more...

Butterfly Swarm

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: National Geographic/Steffen Reichle) National Geographic offers a larger version of this image as a downloadable computer wallpaper. Steffen Reichle's incredible shot shows a swarm of butterflies in the Tucavaca Valley Municipal Reserve, a wildlife protection area in Chiquitos Province. -via Marilyn Terrell

Tyrolean Night is the Ultimate Mountain Top Selfie

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

Photo: Torsten Muehlbacher/National Geographic Your Shot Austrian photographer Torsten Muehlbacher took this selfie to end all selfies. The photo above, submitted to National Geographic Your Shot, depicts the photographer marveling at the night's sky in the Tyrolean Alps. Show More Summary

YouTube Kids, A New Mobile App That Delivers Curated Family-Friendly Video Content for Young Viewers

YouTube Kids is a new mobile app designed by Google for iOS and Android that offers up family-friendly video content for young viewers from providers like National Geographic Kids and Reading Rainbow. The app features parental viewing control and a large interface “that’s perfect for small thumbs and pudgy fingers.” images via YouTube Kids

Dog And Owl BFFs Give You Reason To Live

There has been a recent influx of coverage on interspecies friendships as of late — in part because of the National Geographic series “Unlikely Friends” on Netflix and also with the interspecies friendship Android Advertisement. This influx also happens to be the best thing that’s ever happened to everyone. Think of it like seeing one […]

Once a Nation of Secretaries, Now a Nation of Truck Drivers

Over at NPR, there’s a map with the most common job by U.S. state from 1978 to 2014. What interesting is that, in 1978, we have a geographically diverse workforce: By 1988, secretaries seem to be skyrocketing: Then, from about … Continue reading ?

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