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What Eight Astronauts Saw When They Looked at Earth

23 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Nick Jordan/National Geographic There’s been no shortage of shows this century seeking to dissect and expound on the strange natural mysteries of Earth. David Attenborough managed to jumpstart things with the BBC’s Blue Planet back in the day, and then with Planet Earth. Show More Summary

National Geographic Took Inventory Of Its Own Racism And Shared The Results With Its Readers

The magazine admits it “all but ignored” people of color in the United States until the 1970s.

National Geographic Admits Past Racist Coverage

National Geographic has acknowledged that it covered the world through a racist lens for generations, with its magazine portrayals of bare-breasted women and naive brown-skinned tribesmen as savage, unsophisticated, and unintelligent. "We had to own our story to move beyond it," editor-in-chief Susan Goldberg tells the AP in an interview...

Everyone is trying DNA kits—here's what you need to know before buying one

Here's what to know about the top five DNA testing kits—AncestryDNA, 23andMe, National Geographic Genographic Project, MyHeritage, and Living DNA.        

The National Geographic Twins and the Falsehood of Our Post-Racial Future

Doreen St. Félix writes about the National Geographic’s new “Race Issue,” and the magazine’s past and present treatment of race and ethnicity.

National Geographic names its adventurers of the year

Each year National Geographic honours the achievements of people in the fields of exploration, adventure sports, conservation and humanitarianism on its Adventurer of the Year list.

National Geographic Traveller's photo contest winners

The winners of National Geographic Traveller's photography competition have been announced, with awe-inspiring shots from places including Mongolia and Manhattan impressing judges.

Earn $1,000/Day for a Short Film + More Paid Acting Gigs

Yup, you really can earn up to $1,000/day shooting a short film—and we've got the casting notice right here! We also have a feature, a scripted series, and an exciting project for National Geographic. Don’t miss out! “LOCKWOOD”Casting...Show More Summary

Required Reading

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, National Geographic's racist past, reviewing Surrealism in Egypt, the best museum in the world, FBI surveillance of black bookstores, Portugal's role in introducing tempura to Japan, and more. The post Required Reading appeared first on Hyperallergic.

National Geographic Replaces Racist Fictions With Post-racial Fantasies

NatGeo wants to start a conversation on race, but its opening statement seems more like an end than a beginning.

National Geographic Editor Admits: 'Our Coverage Was Racist'

"Some of what you find in our archives leaves you speechless," editor-in-chief Susan Goldberg wrote.

ANU research reveals genetic timeline of early Pacific settlers

(Australian National University) Researchers from The Australian National University have helped put together the most comprehensive study ever conducted into the origins of people in Vanuatu -- regarded as a geographic gateway from Asia to the Remote Pacific.

National Geographic: “For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist.”

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As part of their issue on race, National Geographic asked historian John Edwin Mason to dive into their archives to examine the magazine’s past coverage of people of color, both in the US and abroad. What he found was not pretty. What...Show More Summary

National Geographic Acknowledges Its Racist Past Coverage

The 120-year-old magazine invited a history professor to critique its past coverage of race, and showed little defensiveness in accepting his findings.

Link: National Geographic looks at its history on race

NPR reports on National Geographic’s new issue devoted to the topic of race, and the way that the organization has examined its own history: “‘National Geographic’ Reckons With Its Past: ‘For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist’” I found...Show More Summary

'Holy shite, what am I seeing out here?': 7 astronauts reveal what it really feels like to live in space

Seeing our planet from space is a rare treat: Fewer than 540 people have ever left the Earth. Seven astronauts who've blasted off from our planet with NASA came together this week for the premiere of the National Geographic series One Strange Rock. Show More Summary

Monday's TV highlights: 'Jane' on National Geographic

SERIES The Voice Blind auditions continue. 8 p.m. NBC DC’s Legends of Tomorrow The roots of rock ’n’ roll inform this new episode as the Legends travel to mid-1950s Memphis to try to prevent a tragedy that would change the course of music history. Nick Zano, Tala Ashe and Caity Lotz star. 8 p.m....

How New Orleans’ Mayor Was Inspired to Take Down Confederate Monuments by a Jazz Great

Mitch Landrieu explains how a question from old friend Wynton Marsalis spurred his reckoning with the city’s monuments on National Geographic’s America Inside Out with Katie Couric.

Link: Archaeomagnetism in Iron Age contexts in southern Africa

Michael Greshko in National Geographic has written a neat story about the hunt for southern hemisphere records of Earth’s magnetic field: “What Ancient African Huts Reveal About Earth’s Magnetic Flips”. To study the last few millennia—younger...Show More Summary

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