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Carl Sagan Made Science Sexy; New “Cosmos” Is Bringing It Back

Carl Sagan Made Science Sexy; New “Cosmos” Is Bringing It Back

By Ashley Olds March 9, 2014

Spring forward, everyone! Yep. We may be losing an hour of sleep – but starting today you’ll get to see our cosmic morning star for more hours every day for the next several months. And tonight, after it’s set, another …

NatGeo YouTube Video Shows Monkeys Getting Drunk NatGeo YouTube Video Shows Monkeys Getting Drunk

National Geographic uploaded a video of monkeys crashing the campsite of a liquor bootlegger to its YouTube channel. That’s pretty much it. Enjoy. Nature.

National Geographic Tweets @ Aliens National Geographic Tweets @ Aliens

National Geographic’s Chasing UFOs sent about 20,000 tweets to space, in response to the “Wow! Signal”. It’s a crowdsourced project aimed at telling beings in outer space a bit about the human race. I’ll let Chasing UFOs explain: Tweets were …

Nat Geo to Tweet Reply to The Wow! Signal Nat Geo to Tweet Reply to The Wow! Signal
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If you could say anything to extraterrestrials, do you think you could sum up your thoughts in 140 characters? To be so brief in a close encounter of the fifth kind, one would hope you could get your point across …

James Cameron Funds High-Tech Submarine James Cameron Funds High-Tech Submarine

Director James Cameron is boldly going where no man has gone before, or at least since 1960. Cameron has funded the construction of a high-tech one-man submarine capable of diving seven miles beneath the Pacific Ocean into the Mariana Trench, …

Google Science Fair Finalists, Life-Changing Prizes Google Science Fair Finalists, Life-Changing Prizes
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Winners of the Google Science Fair, the world’s largest online science competition, will be handsomely rewarded for their efforts: prizes include “once-in-a-lifetime experiences like a scientific trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions, unique scholarships, and real-life work …

National Geographic To Distribute YouTube “Life In A Day” Film
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An experimental film project in which over 80,000 YouTube users opted to participate will soon reach far beyond computer monitors and the occasional Internet-connected TV.  National Geographic has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to Life in a Day, ensuring a theatrical release.

Global “Google Science Fair” Planned
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Not much info is available at this point, but the parents and teachers of scientifically inclined 13-18 year olds (along with the 13-18 year olds themselves) might want to stay close to their computers tomorrow morning.  At 9 AM EST, Google intends to announce the first-ever Google Science Fair.

Google’s described the event as "the world’s first online global science competition," and some interesting partners are also involved: CERN, LEGO, National Geographic, and Scientific American. 

National Geographic, Weather.com Befriend Bing
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National Geographic and Weather.com are not, if we’re to be honest, nearly as trendy as something like Twitter or Facebook.  Still, both entities garner a significant amount of respect (and a significant number of page views), and Bing recently received a sort of nod from each of them.