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GOLDRUSH Music Festival finalizes lineup; Pictureplane and Braeyden Jae among those added to the shimmering two days

Hell, even if you aren’t inclined to make the national rounds in pursuit of a total festival season experience, sticking geographically close is bound to pliers-pluck the fingernails off your bank account, as so many festivals out there count on big names to justify three-figure pass prices. Show More Summary

How 'Vanity Fair' Went from Cartoons to Caitlyn

Images courtesty of Karen X. Cheng and Jerry Gabra Cosmopolitan magazine wasn't always a hotbed for wacky sex tips involving donuts, and National Geographic used to be more text-based than visuals—but the New Yorker is pretty much the same as it was back in 1925. Show More Summary

20 Of The Best Photos From The EyeEm Awards So Far

11 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Photography contests -- from the Sony World Photography Awards to the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest to the CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year competition to the iPhone Photography Awards -- give us a glimpse into moments big and small across the globe. Show More Summary

1936 Map of the Dogs of All Nations

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Click to enlarge, via David Rumsey Map Collection This 1936 map by E. Frantz and published by Judy Publishing Company (then the Publishers of Dog World Magazine) shows the geographical distribution of 164 of the world's dog breeds, at...Show More Summary

A Guide to Kid-Friendly Tokyo

National Geographic Traveler columnist Heather Greenwood Davis is the magazine’s family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer. Here's her guide to kid-friendly Tokyo, Japan.

5 things that are driving us to drink this weekend.

6 days agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

1. Flying spiders are a real thing now, not just the premise of the latest Michael Bay movie. I quit. (via National Geographic) According a study published Wednesday in Journal of the Royal Society Interface, large arachnids who live in the American tropics can glide with more agility than cats. Show More Summary

IPA’s weekly links

Guest Post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. via National Geographic   National Geographic had a master taxidermist come up with a fake elephant tusk with an embedded GPS tracker so they could track the route of the illegal … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.

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The History Of Aliens In Film. The  20 Most Popular Male and Female Dog Names. The surprisingly interesting  history of the lightbulb. National Geographic shows you how easily  rats can swim up through your toilet. Glass-Bottom “SkyShow More Summary

Warlords Of Ivory

Warlords Of Ivory Next month, National Geographic Fellow Bryan Christy takes an in-depth look at the global illegal ivory trade using a smuggled tusk with GPS tracker to follow a bloody trail leading to the doorsteps of Africa’s most dangerous terrorists. Show More Summary

Fascinating landscape, ruins in Georgia — not that one

Why I went: A National Geographic article on the horses, history and remoteness of this region, and the chapters on Georgia in John Steinbeck’s 1948 “A Russian Journal” intrigued us. The Svaneti region in the Caucasus Mountains has stunning...Show More Summary

Soledad O’Brien on Wellness and Early Mornings

Soledad O'Brien is an award-winning journalist who has won several Peabody Awards for her work as an anchor on CNN. She is also the executive producer and moderator of the National Geographic Spelling Bee, where she gets to ask nervous teens to spell multisyllabic words like stichomythia. O'Brien is the producer... More »

Greece Seeing Increase in Illegal Antiquities Sales and Looting of Ancient Sites

National Geographic Report: Greece Seeing Increase in Illegal Antiquities Sales and Looting of Ancient Sites:Recently police in Greece have noted a spike in a surprising kind of crime: People with no prior criminal record are looting Greek antiquities. Show More Summary

How to Avoid Airline Delays

National Geographic Traveler editor at large Christopher Elliott is the magazine’s consumer advocate and ombudsman. Over the past 15 years he has helped countless readers fix their trips. Here’s his latest advice.

Special feature: Amankila, Bali, Indonesia

Bali is a curious destination. An island of nearly 6,000 square kilometres featuring incredible geographical contrasts, and culturally at odds with the larger nation in which it resides, Bali is known the world over as a spiritual getaway. Show More Summary

Overshoot Day Underestimates Human Ingenuity

Chelsea German Media outlets ranging from Newsweek and TIME, to National Geographic and even the Weather Channel, all recently ran articles on the so-called “Overshoot Day,” which is defined by its official website as the day of theShow More Summary

Metal Detecting Permits up in Greece

Nick Romeo reports for National Geographic that the economic downturn in Greece may be leading to a spike in looting of ancient sites. Apparently there has been an increase in the applications for permits to use metal detectors: As the Greek economic crisis has intensified over the past five years, police detectives with the Greek […]

Here's How Rats End Up In Toilet Bowls

If you don't like rats, you might want to sit down for this -- but maybe don't sit on the toilet. Intrigued by the question of how rats make it into toilet bowls (and yes, it does happen), National Geographic put together this brief video tracing the rodents' paths from street to sewer, sewer to indoor plumbing and, ultimately, into the toilet. Show More Summary

How Rats Can Easily Swim Up Through a Toilet Bowl

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

National Geographic shows just how easy it is for sewer rats to swim up through a toilet bowl. Their ribs are hinged at the spine, which makes it easy for them to travel through pipes and plumbing. Rats are also expert swimmers, they can hold their breath underwater for up to three minutes and can […]

A National Geographic Journalist’s Ingenious Method to Track Ivory Smuggling

Talk about a man on a mission. Investigative reporter Bryan Christy introduced two fake elephant tusks, each containing a GSP tracking device, into the ivory supply chain in Central Africa Read More The post A National Geographic Journalist’s Ingenious Method to Track Ivory Smuggling appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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