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8 Breakthrough Innovations Saving Our Ocean

By Matthew Mulrennan This post by Matt Mulrennan originally appeared in National Geographic's Ocean Views. Our ocean remains the greatest mystery on planet Earth. The ocean takes up 70% of our blue planet, yet we've only explored 5% of it. Show More Summary

The New Landscape Declaration: Visions For The Next 50 Years

India's water crisis / National Geographic Over the next 50 years, landscape architects must coordinate their actions globally to fight climate change, help communities adapt to a changing world, bring artful and sustainable parks and...Show More Summary

National Geographic: Journey Through the Cosmos

Set off on a space expedition, and experience what it must be like to travel through the cosmos.

Brexit Has Staten Island Councilman Calling For Secession, "Regardless of Cost"

The world has Brexit fever, which is both a metaphor and an actual virus that causes xenophobia, nationalism and demagoguery in its sufferers. Now that Britain has voted to leave the European Union, plenty of geographic regions are wondering "Hey, why don't we go it alone?" Texas? New York? Uh...Alaska? [ more › ]

Wolf Attacks Bighorn Sheep On Highway 40 In Kananskis Country, Canada

Motorist Captures Rare Footage Of Lone Wolf Chasing Down And  Killing Bighorn Sheep in Kananaskis Country, Alberta This is truly a National Geographic moment! These motorists caught a rare wolf attack on camera while driving down Highway 40 en route to their campsite for the night in Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada. Show More Summary

NBA and National Geographic Top Social Ranking, T-Mobile Sees the Highest Growth

National Geographic and the NBA were among the top brands mentioned across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram last week. Here are the leading social brands, according to data from Shareablee.

A Conversation With Enya About Sampling, The Nature Of Fame, And How To Control Your Career

Video Enya’s nine albums are the audio equivalent of a National Geographic calendar. When gods hit play on celestial Spotify, flowers bloom, clouds part, babies are born and a hundred aromatherapy candles flutter. People claim tunes like 1988 single “Orinoco Flow” assist healing from disease or surgery. Fans peg Enya with [...]

Podcast Ep. 114: Katherine Ozment, Author of Grace Without God

Our latest podcast guest is Katherine Ozment, author of Grace Without God: The Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age. Ozment has worked for National Geographic and Boston magazine and been published in the New York Times. Show More Summary

Weekend open thread

Hangin’ Around Photograph by Douglas Gimesy, National Geographic Your Shot “After the rain, it sometimes rains again, and when it does, what else is one to do except just hang?” asks Your Shot member Douglas Gimesy. He submitted this image of a fruit bat resting in a tree during a rain shower in Melbourne, Australia, […]

Startup looks to paint the sky with artificial meteor showers

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

ALE, a Japanese start-up, aims to create artificial meteor showers. From their very own satellite, the engineers at ALE would launch pellets into the upper atmosphere, creating one giant light show. Via National Geographic: Now, if a...Show More Summary

The "ISIL Dig" Screenshots

A compilation of screenshots from the National Geographic "Blood Antiquities" video. See: Inigo Gilmore (National Geographic) "Blood Antiquities" 'What is Wrong with National Geographic's 6th June "Blood antiquities: Report?'.

What is Wrong with National Geographic's 6th June "Blood antiquities: Report?

Perhaps after the "Nazi War Diggers" fiasco, it would be expecting too much of the USA's "National Geographic" in its current configuration to produce work of the standard it once upon a time represented, but their slick production on "Blood Antiquities " broadcast on June 6th initially seemed likely to have potential to make good on that promise. Show More Summary

National Geographic Tops Instagram Ranking, Lamborghini Sees Highest Growth

Which brands generated the most engagement on Instagram last week? Shareablee has the data. 

Meet the gorilla who uses sign language to communicate with humans

LONDON — The title of "world's most famous animal" would be a hotly contested one, but Koko — a Western Lowland gorilla living in Woodside, California — is certainly in the running. Koko's been on the cover of National Geographic on more than one occasion. Show More Summary

Inigo Gilmore (National Geographic) "Blood Antiquities"

Inigo Gilmore goes in search of artefact smugglers for National Geographic in a really sleek production: Hat tip Dorothy L. King

Geographical Fun: Being Humourous Outlines of Various Countries from the 1860s

Geographical Fun: Being Humourous Outlines of Various Countries was first published in London by the firm of Hodder and Stoughton in 1869. The atlas consists of twelve maps of European countries, each with a unique national stereotype created by the author based on the the outline and shape of the country. Show More Summary

How and Why Cats Are Able to Jump as High as They Do In Comparison to Humans

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In a clip for the series Science of Stupid on National Geographic, former BBC Top Gear host Richard Hammond examines how and why cats can jump as high and as accurately as they do, provided conditions are right. To drive his point home, Hammond compares the graceful leap of a feline with examples of clumsy […]

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