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What Straight Guys Secretly Want To Do When Their Sportsball Team Wins

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Queerty

When the sporty gamey goes their way, here’s one take on the inner psychology of the excited straight male. This is some National Geographic stuff going on here. Be mindful of making noise, as we don’t want to scare the critters off: The Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl! Posted by Sam Kalidi on Sunday, February 7, [...]

Training the Brain and the Startle Response

National Geographic Channel will shortly air “Brain Games: Meet The Brain” (premiering Sunday, February 14 at 9 pm ET). As part of a virtual roundtable, Brain Blogger was selected to screen the episode and address the thought provoking question raised therein: Do you think individuals can train their brain to respond in a particular way […]

Share your favorite sunrises from around the world

Use #SunriseThisMorning on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on "CBS This Morning" and National Geographic's social media platforms

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Brian Cox Geek Out About the Physics of Lightsabers

Watch as Neil deGrasse Tyson and physicist Brian Cox debate whether two lightsabers which enters in contact would repulse each other. [National Geographic] The post Neil deGrasse Tyson and Brian Cox Geek Out About the Physics of Lightsabers appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.

Was Andy Warhol a Hoarder?

A provocative and entertaining new book by Claudia Kalb takes a fresh look at the lives of several famous men and women, viewed from the perspective of mental illness. Published by National Geographic, "Andy Warhol was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History's Great Personalities" uses contemporary scientific research, expert [...]

National Geographic's Adventurer of the Year Is a Mountain-Climber and a Hero

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Accomplished mountain climber Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita works to bring support and relief to Nepalese communities in need.

Can you crack the school bus puzzle? Kids' easy brainteaser stumps adults

A National Geographic logic puzzle that's easy as pie for young kids is turning out to be a bit tougher for adults.

More children than adults can figure out which way this school bus is going

If you want to figure out the Internet's latest brainteaser, it's time to think like a child. National Geographic posed a question on its TV show Brain Games that is stumping many more adults than children. Take a look at this drawing...Show More Summary

NBA, Anastasia Beverly Hills and National Geographic Top Weekly U.S. Brand Ranking

For the week of January 25, 2016 – January 31, 2016, U.S. brands captured 1.5 billion likes, shares, comments and retweets on content published on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Powered by Shareablee data, the top U.S. brands across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for each respective industry is shown in the ranking here.

The Missing Links: Post-It Drawings That Capture the Adult Condition

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

These simple Post-It drawings do a pretty good job of capturing adult life. North Korea recently sent South Korea a wave of balloons carrying used toilet paper and other kinds of waste products. National Geographic has this story about...Show More Summary

For the first time in decades, more people are moving from Australia to New Zealand than vice versa

last weekNews : BlogPost

New Zealand has long been overshadowed by its geographically larger and more populated neighbor Austrlia, leading to something of a friendly rivalry among the two antipodean nations – see the above clip from "The Flight of the Conchords," a comedy written by two New Zealanders, for evidence. Over the past few decades this rivalry was complicated by the […]

Take a Trip Through 40,000 Years of London's History With This Papercraft Video

This is so cool: National Geographic has put together a neat video composed entirely of paper that gives you a brief primer of London’s history, starting 40,000 years ago. Read more...

Vintage Dinosaur Art: Dinosaurs, National Geographic, January 1993

The last time I looked at an old issue of National Geographic, it was from 1978, when the ideas put forward in the Dinosaur Renaissance were starting to take hold in the popular imagination. Fifteen years later, and Vol. 183, No. 1 shows just how much progress had been made. Show More Summary

Great Travel Literature: Cambodia

National Geographic’s travel literature expert, Don George, recommends four books that offer abiding insights into ancient and contemporary Cambodia.

National Geographic Taps MPAA’s Laura Nichols As Chief Communications Officer

The MPAA just lost its Global Communications EVP as Laura Nichols moves to Fox-controlled National Geographic Partners in a new position there of Chief Communications Officer. She’ll report to CEO Declan Moore and oversee all communications...Show More Summary

Victoria’s Secret, NBA and National Geographic Top Instagram Ranking

For the week of January 18 – January 24, 2016, U.S. brands and properties captured 871 million likes and comments on posts published on Instagram. Powered by Shareablee data, the top brand on Instagram for each respective industry is shown in the ranking below. Show More Summary

The Great Human Race: How to survive

The Great Human Race is a new production of National Geographic, in three parts. I recently viewed the first episode, “Dawn” which comes with this description: All people can trace their roots to the savanna of East Africa, the home of one of the first members of the human species — Homo habilis. Archaeologist Bill…

Combating Nature Deficit Disorder with Zoos and Aquariums

A few years ago, I interviewed my friend and esteemed colleague Dr. Michael Hutchins about "Nature Deficit Disorder" for this article for National Geographic online. In the following excerpt, I introduce the concept of this emergingShow More Summary

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