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The biggest fish in a small pond

Abstract: This study applies the methodology of a recent study that ranks economics departments at national universities in the U.S. South to economics faculties at regional universities in the same geographic location. Ranking results from a “core” (i.e., the top five faculty researchers) of each institution's economics faculty reveals that...

Human Skulls Are Being Sold Online, But Is It Legal?

12 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

This post originally appeared on National Geographic. In 2011, an archaeologist in the United Kingdom picked out one of the many human skulls sitting on his shelf. The 17th-century European male was missing most of his teeth and mandible, but the skull was clean and generally in decent condition. Show More Summary

Genius: Emily Watson Joins National Geographic Channel Series

13 hours agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

She'll play Albert Einstein's second wife, Ella The post Genius: Emily Watson Joins National Geographic Channel Series appeared first on

‘Genius’: Emily Watson, Seth Gabel & Michael McElhatton Join Nat Geo Series

Emily Watson (Theory of Everything) is set to co-star opposite Geoffrey Rush in Genius, National Geographic Channel's upcoming anthology series from Fox 21 TV Studios and Imagine Television. Also joining the cast are Michael McElhatton...Show More Summary

National Geographic Channel highlights ISKCON Kitchen

I went to the Bhaktivedanta Manor this afternoon. It was a hot summer’s day for England, but a team of dedicated volunteers were underneath a marquee surrounded by chopping tables and hot gas stoves, preparing food for the 30,000 pilgrims … Continue reading ?

Take a tour of Yosemite National Park with President Obama

The video was created in collaboration with Oculus, National Geographic, and Felix & Paul Studios Although the National Park Service officially turned 100 years old yesterday, centennial celebrations continue throughout the month, with special events happening all across the country. Show More Summary

President Obama Ventures into Virtual Reality

The White House collaborated with the National Geographic to celebrate the National Parks Service's 100th anniversary.

Yosemite, and President Obama, head into virtual reality

NEW YORK (AP) — In a new project with National Geographic, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality — in this case, a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park. The 11-minute...Show More Summary

Here's What The Iceman Was Wearing When He Died 5,300 Years Ago

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

This post originally appeared on National Geographic. Since the discovery of Ötzi the Iceman in a European glacier in 1991, scientists have recovered a wealth of information from his 5,300-year-old mummified remains: The brown-eyed,Show More Summary

You Can Now Get Every U.S. Topo Map for Free–Easily

National Geographic unlocks its vault of USGS maps, in home printer friendly format, and makes them all available for the taking.

The Disturbing Secret Behind The World’s Most Expensive Coffee

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

This post originally appeared on National Geographic. It’s the world’s most expensive coffee, and it’s made from poop. Or rather, it’s made from coffee beans that are partially digested and then pooped out by the civet, a catlike creature. Show More Summary

Chuysky Trakt: The Most Beautiful Road Of Siberia

last weekHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit Chuysky Trakt is over 621 mile long and it is included in the National Geographic's top 10 most wonderful road trips in the world list. The Russian Altay Mountains are well known for their beauty. The Chuysky Trakt crosses...Show More Summary

DJI Reigns Supreme in Top Drone Photos of 2016

last weekHobbies / Drones : Drone 55

Drones have long been used in many different practical business applications, but it’s always a treat to see what new technology can do in the hands of artists.National Geographic is doing its part to celebrate drone photography in the form of its annual Dronestagram contest, which is now in its third year. Show More Summary

Wilbur E. ‘Bill’ Garrett, National Geographic photographer and editor, dies at 85

Mr. Garrett was abruptly dismissed as the magazine’s top editor after an effort to address more controversial subjects.

Spellbinding Photos Of Sharks That Show They Deserve Respect, Not Fear

This post originally appeared on National Geographic. Underwater photographer Brian Skerry’s first encounter with a female blue shark off the coast of Rhode Island over 30 years ago was a galvanizing moment. “I was entranced by her rich, indigo skin, while every sense in my body was on high alert, my heart racing as I moved closer,” he says. Show More Summary

Poachers Are Gunning Down Giraffes Just To Cut Off Their Tails

In Africa’s Democratic Republic of the Congo, poachers are slaughtering an extremely rare subspecies of Kordofan giraffe not for their meat or hide, but for a tiny section of their tails, National Geographic reports. Killing a majestic...Show More Summary

These Free Beautiful High-Res Maps Are A Must For Any Adventurer

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The U.S. Geological Survey has incredibly detailed topographical maps of the entire country and now National Geographic is trying to put all of them online for free downloading. Use them to plot your next off-road adventure, make art or just ponder the majesty of our nation with. Read more...

Former National Geographic Editor Wilbur Garrett Dies at 85

Wilbur “Bill” Garrett, who methodically raised the standards for photography at National Geographic and pushed for coverage of timely and sometimes controversial subjects during his tenure as editor in the 1980s, died at his home on August 13, National Geographic has reported. Show More Summary

Geoffrey Rush Will Play Einstein for the National Geographic Channel

Does E equal Emmy squared? Geoffrey Rush, the surprisingly Australian actor, has signed on to play Albert Einstein in the National Geographic Channel's first scripted series, Genius. The first season of the anthology drama, premiering in 2017, follows Einstein's life from when he was a young patent clerk (where he'll be ... More »

Geoffrey Rush Will Play Albert Einstein for Nat Geo's First Scripted Drama

We're that much closer to every channel on your cable guide getting into the original scripted series game now that National Geographic Channel is giving it a go. The network, mostly known for its docudramas about men catching fish or hermits preparing for the end of the world, has ordered the drama... Read More > Other Links From Geoffrey Rush Ron Howard Genius

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